During mid-autumn festivals (or you might say, mooncake festivals, which is wrong), you will notice Chinese often exchange mooncakes. But under the hood, most people don’t even like toeat mooncake, they are fatty, high in calories, creamy and too sweet to some. At the end there are so many mooncakes leftovers that we have to dump them into dustbins, that’s wastage.
Hell, this is not only the case of mid-autumn festival, there are many other festivals (I can’t name all of them) that people keep on giving gifts under the heavy coercing from the merchants, keep on promoting mooncakes in supermarkets or advertising in media. Well they are pretty successful.
And now, there are ice-cream mooncakes, yoghurt, sushi mooncakes, and more “innovations” coming into the market. Personally I still prefer the traditional baked mooncake. So is the festival all about selling, giving and dumping mooncakes? Well, for the mooncake bakeries yes.
Festivals are used to celebrate something, not selling something.