Nowadays, the price of moon cake is simply unbelievable! Those imported from West Malaysia can easily cost more than RM12 each, ie, 2 pounds or US$3.5 each. Those in presentation pack can cost even more. This year, we received a box from my brother-in-law in KL (oh, just realise that I forgot to put it in this blog. Will do it soon) and another one from Miri. Otherwise, we will never buy them....well maybe.
The sales of moon cake was slow and I saw a lot of left over in the supermarkets. So, I expect discount, perhaps 50-60% off, but instead, they were going for just RM1.00 each. So...
we bought four of them for RM4.00 only whereby the normal price would have been more than RM48.00. However, the "bin pe" or snowy skin moon cake didn't look perfect. But for RM1, I wouldn't care as long as it was not rotten. And they did taste perfect!
So, if we are not too "fussy" over eating moon cake only before and not after the Mid Autumn festival, then just wait until everyone has their fill and you pick up the huge bargain later.