UPDATE 9/10/2014: Congrats to Douglas C, winner of the GODIVA Limited Edition 2014 Chocolate Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes.
In 2014, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 8. That means it’s mooncake time!
Now if you’re like me, and you basically hated mooncake time because you think red bean paste is disgusting (I know, I know… I should get my Asian card taken away for that), then this is the mooncake treat for you!
Back by popular demand, legendary Belgian chocolatier GODIVA has debuted a new collection of limited-edition chocolate mooncakes in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. First successfully introduced in Asia seven years ago, GODIVA chocolate mooncakes have previously only been available in select U.S. markets. This year, the limited-edition GODIVA chocolate mooncake collection is available throughout U.S. and Canada with new tea and fruit flavors that capture the spirit of the holiday.
“GODIVA knows our Asian customers are always seeking new and innovative products, and our chocolate mooncake collection delivers, bringing them a modern twist to a classic tradition of the Mid-Autumn Festival,” said Michelle Chin, vice president of marketing and communications at GODIVA. “If you are looking for something truly unique to give to your family and friends to show your love and appreciation, there is no other gift that compares to GODIVA chocolate mooncakes.”
GODIVA still remains the only premium chocolatier in North America that offers customers a non-traditional, luxury mooncake. Since mooncakes are traditionally enjoyed with tea, GODIVA incorporated tea flavors into its exquisite chocolate to create this year’s delectable collection.
The centerpiece of the Mid-Autumn Festival collection is a large dark chocolate shell filled with a crunchy grapefruit mousse, enhanced with hints of lemongrass and vanilla, and topped with a black-tea infused chocolate ganache. The collection also includes three additional mooncake flavors:
- Dark chocolate filled with ginger-spiced mandarin orange mousse topped with a black tea-infused dark chocolate ganache
- Milk chocolate filled with goji berry mousse, macadamia cream and cocoa nibs, and topped with a black tea-infused chocolate ganache
- White chocolate filled with mango apricot mousse blended with Brazilian hazelnut pieces, and topped with a green tea-infused chocolate ganache
“Our chefs at GODIVA are very dedicated to ensuring that the chocolates we create for the Mid-Autumn Festival contain flavors and ingredients that resonate with our Asian consumers,” said Thierry Muret, executive chef chocolatier at GODIVA. “When you taste our chocolate mooncake collection this year, you’ll really experience the various textures and flavors, with the crunchiness of the grapefruit mousse, cocoa nibs and hazelnuts balancing out the creaminess of the ginger-spiced mandarin orange mousse, macadamia cream and green tea chocolate ganache.”
The GODIVA chocolate mooncakes are presented in luxurious gift boxes that have become collectors’ items of their own. This year’s crimson-colored gift box features Chang’e, the Chinese goddess of the moon, in front of a beautifully embossed gold moon. Additionally, two mooncakes – the Grapefruit Black Tea Crunch, and a Lychee Green Tea Crunch – are available individually in the chocolate case in GODIVA boutiques.
GODIVA chocolate mooncake gift boxes retail for $50. They are now available in GODIVA boutiques nationwide and online at www.GODIVA.com. The individual mooncakes retail for $6.50 each, and are available exclusively in GODIVA boutiques. The collection is available for a limited time until Sept. 8, 2014. Visit www.GODIVA.com for more information and for store locations.
Ok, ok… you want a chance to win the gift box? Read on!
What you could win from 8Asians & GODIVA:
- One (1) winner will receive a Mid-Autumn Festival Gift Box (retail value $50.00)
Hurry, this contest closes Friday, September 5, 2014 at 4:00pm Pacific Time!
One entry per person, please. Open to U.S. residents only
How do you enter?
1) Like the GODIVA Facebook page!
2) Like the 8Asians Facebook page! (Because you love us!)
3) Fill out the form below:
Why do I have to fill out this form? We’re just trying to capture all the info needed to fulfill the prizes faster.
Can I enter more than once? No! Why you being so greedy?!
Prizes courtesy of: 8Asians & GODIVA.
About GODIVA Chocolatier: With a Belgian heritage dating back to 1926, GODIVA Chocolatier is the global leader in premium chocolate. Inspired by the values of Lady Godiva – her passion, generosity, and pioneering spirit — GODIVA’s legendary name has become a universal symbol of luxury, quality and the most delicious chocolate. The company has a presence in more than 80 countries with over 500 boutiques, in addition to a presence in Global Travel Retail, department and specialty stores, and online. GODIVA offers a range of chocolate creations and is dedicated to innovation and excellence in the Belgian tradition. From its famous truffles and shell-molded chocolate pieces to its European-style biscuits, individually wrapped chocolates, gourmet coffees, hot cocoa and other indulgences, GODIVA is committed to bringing the ultimate chocolate experience to the world.
Rules for entering:
1) Please be in the U.S. only. (Sorry to our Canadian and overseas friends!)
2) Contributors to 8Asians and their immediate family members are not eligible to win.
3) Prizes are fulfilled by a third-party; 8Asians is not responsible for any lost or misdirected prizes.
The information below will only be used to contact you if you are selected as a winner. It will not be added to any mailing lists/shared with any third parties and will be discarded after the giveaway is over. Unless otherwise noted, none of the information you enter will be published.