Thursday, September 23, 2010

overpriced

i strongly feel that mooncakes are overpriced.

i bought some recently because my daughter loves the snow-skin types, & since she's hardly home these days, i "manja" her a bit la. they averaged RM12 apiece.

now that the mid-autumn festival is over, maybe i'll pop into tesco or jusco to see if they are pushing out their stock at discount prices.

but i still won't take any for less than 30% off.

that's just the way i am. never pay for more than it's worth.

unless, it's to pamper the girl.

24 comments:

stay-at-home mum said...

Guess thats what Dads are best for ... pampering their daughters!!

iml said...

And many many eons down the line, she'll be making the same statement when buying her mum&dad's favourite snacks.

lupie said...

talk about mooncakes ... they are not only over-priced (1 mooncake = 1/2 roasted chicken)

also ...

they now come in the weirdest flavours that I can ever imagine!!!!

Blueberry and some sort of "berry" snow-skin that tasted and looked simply like flavouring and colouring layers!

And some "cheesy" ones ..

Call me ancient but I'll stick to good old "lotus paste", "red bean paste" and "nuts" ANYTIME!

Adino said...

I got the snow skin types last week for RM6. King's was having 50% discount :)

Yvonne Foong said...

No wonder you didn't order my mooncakes! :P Once a year only lar.

doc said...

SAHM,

i guess that's one of a dad's job description & i foresee it's a long-term tenure!

doc said...

Iml,

very prophetic words! ha ha!

doc said...

hi Lupie,

i can see that we grew up in similar backgrounds (jurassic period?) but since the new flavours are available, i did try out some & they can taste quite nice, eg green tea, cuppucino, etc.

doc said...

Adino,

you definitely had a great deal! i could stuff myself at Rm6 each.

doc said...

Yvonne,

ok, next year.

wenn said...

pricey but I still love mooncakes!

doc said...

Wenn,

who doesn't?

heh heh!

Unicorn Girl said...

price aside , pampering the girl another side but have you ever thought about the long term consequences eg. diabetes , high colestrol , oily etc.etc.etc ?

doc said...

UG,

ha ha, you must be joking!! she only took one & i, two, this year. people are more likely to get diabetes from drinking their 3-in-1coffee mix for a whole year or that super-sized cola that goes with that cholesterol-rich triple cheese burger!

foongpc said...

Yes, the mooncakes are certainly overpriced and not worth buying! But every year, I find myself buying so what the heck! : )

Mei Teng said...

Oh yes..lots of stuff are overpriced these days. A mini sized durian mooncake (from Shangri-La Hotel) costs RM16!

Anonymous said...

mooncakes were my favourite also in previous years, esp the double egg yolk variety, but discipline myself not to buy any in recent years because of the hefty price and also knowing I can't afford the calories!
snow skin type? that i can make.. tried last year.. maybe should give your wife the recipe?
..your are still not in facebook?

just me

doc said...

Foong,

despite the price, you still buy it because you justify it by convincing yourself it's just once a year, right?

doc said...

Just me,

the wife & the boy don't like mooncakes, so it's just down to the girl & i.

thanks for the offer though.

FB? what's that?

;)

doc said...

Mei Teng,

over-priced & even over-rated.

zewt said...

too commercialised....

hey doc... i thought you are coming to sg?

doc said...

Zewt,

i did, on that weekend that you said you'd be back in KL for your medicals.

anyway, will be down again on sat, oct 9. you have time for a cuppa? & perhaps offer me a favourable exchange rate? heh heh!

Anonymous said...

FB? facebook.. obviously you are not


just me

doc said...

Just me,

yeah, hardly any update in mine.