Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sugar Free Mooncakes by BMS Organics

Mid Autumn Festival is happening less than a month away from now. During this transition period to the 8th month in the Chinese Lunar Calender, you will be greeted by various types of this festival’s delicacies in shopping malls, restaurants, bakeries and even cafes. This wonderful delicacy which everyone awaits is the respectful and meaningful Mooncake. Mooncake is part of the soul of this Mid Autumn Festival here – of course, not to forget about the meaning of family gathering and togetherness during this festival. 

Mooncake is eaten during the festival since the ancient times. To cut short on its history, you can read here. The shape, size and flavours of Mooncake may have changed over the years but the meaning of Mid Autumn Festival and Mooncake continues till today. 

If you have read about my previous post on Mooncakes, I do love Mooncakes that I will travel miles to have it on hand. This year, I explored a different kind of Mooncake which is available in the market – and I’m glad I did. 

This special Mooncake is a type of Sugar Free Mooncake which is really healthy and suitable for people who could not take food which are high in sugar levels. Well, I’m sure you might have a bit of negative views when you read about ‘sugar free Mooncake’ where you might thought that it could be quite tasteless (or is it even sweet?), who will eat them?, are you kidding me – desserts without sugar? and etc…

But, hold your thoughts first.. This Sugar Free Mooncakes which I’m gonna share below is really delicious on the inside, pretty on the outside and brings no bad cholesterol to your body! Your body will thank you for this Sugar Free Mooncake at the end of the day. 

This Sugar Free Mooncake is a special festive creation by BMS Organics; the Largest Organic Retail Chain in The Malaysia Book of Records. It is low in calories; sugar free and made of 100% organic ingredients (according to the team, even the plain flour used is from unbleached, free from additives and is produced through a traditional style stone milling process – to reduce the loss of cereals enzymes and nutrients).
Instead of the usual white sugar, the dedicated team at BMS Organics used natural isomalt as a substitute. This is why the Mooncake by BMS Organics have a mild sweet taste even though it’s sugar free. As isomalt is one of the sugar replacer which people with diabetes consume, this Sugar Free Mooncake is suitable for people with diabetes as well as high blood pressure. And if you’re only looking to reduce sugar intake in your daily meals, this Sugar Free Mooncake from BMS Organics is what you need during this Mid Autumn Festival. 
BMS Organics offers 6 types of Sugar Free Mooncakes for your indulgence this year. These 6 types of Sugar Free Mooncakes are divided into the classic and modern flavors. The adventurous Mooncake fans will be entertained with 3 unique flavours which are Pink Lady 10 Grain Beetroot, Bamboo Charcoal Black Sesame and Green Balance Macha Red Bean. Classic Mooncake lovers will be delighted with the Sugar Free Pure lotus, Pure Lotus with Yolk and Mixed Nuts Delight – a healthy twist from the traditional Mooncakes!

Thanks to the team at BMS Organics, my partner and I attended their Sugar Free Mooncake Launch at Cheras Leisure Mall recently. There was a launch gimic by lighting up its giant Mooncake box (pic below).

The Sugar Free Mooncake by BMS Organics being launched.

During the launch event, there's also a Mooncake presentation by beautiful models! Check out the presentation moment below.

One of the highlighted Sugar Free Mooncake from BMS Organics this 2016 is the Pink Lady 10 Grain Beetroot. It comes with a light pinkish skin on the outside – BMS Organics uses beetroot juice to make the mooncake skin wears the pretty pink shade. On the inside, you can find a nutritious oat milk and lotus seed paste fillings – where 10 types of grain are blended together. These nutritious elements are great for replenishing blood in your body – especially for women. I love this Mooncake the most among all the Sugar Free Mooncakes available here because the taste is superb with a mild sweet taste.

The next Sugar Free Mooncake available at BMS Organics is the Bamboo Charcoal Black Sesame. Don’t judge its taste by its blacken skin on the outside. The black coloured skin of this Sugar Free Mooncake is made from Bamboo Charcoal! Food made with bamboo charcoal is not new - you can find bamboo charcoal cakes and breads in the market too. Bamboo charcoal helps to eliminate toxins from our body and keeps our body healthy. On the inside, this black gold is filled with an aromatic black sesame filing which is packed with vitamins, calcium and minerals needed by our body. Therefore, this Bamboo Charcoal Black Sesame Mooncake also serves to detoxify and then supply nutrition to our body. Your Mooncake from BMS Organics is that healthy!

You must also not miss the Green Balance Macha Red Bean Mooncake. Yes, this is a Japanese inspired Matcha mooncake (it’s Sugar Free!) and from the name of the Mooncake, you can already figured out that it has a green coloured skin on the outside. The green coloured skin is resulted from the natural green tea powder being mixed in its ingredients. On the inside, it has a green coloured filing which is made of a combination of green tea and wheat grass. Then, it has another layer of red coloured red bean filing in the middle of the Mooncake. The combination of red bean, green tea and wheat grass makes up an interesting umami taste yet healthy! 

Besides the three modern styled Sugar Fee Mooncakes above, BMS Organics also crafted three types of traditional Sugar Free Mooncakes to match your needs. We might go all out for modern styled Mooncakes, but at the end of the day; we will still go for some traditional kind of Mooncake to maximize our Mid Autumn atmosphere. 

The Sugar Free Pure Lotus Mooncake is a classic Mooncake under its category. Made from high quality lotus seeds to form its lotus paste filings, your nostalgic Mooncake now comes in a Sugar Free version. Reminiscing your good old memories through the traditional Mooncake in a healthier way!

Well, if you prefer to have a Mooncake with a salted egg yolk as its core; BMS Organics have a Sugar Free version of that too. The Sugar Free Pure Lotus with Yolk at BMS Organics comes with a golden salted egg yolk surrounded by delicious pure lotus filings – and with crunchy lotus seeds in it too. Go for the Sugar Free Mooncake today where you can indulge without worries. 

Last but not least, BMS Organics also crafted the Sugar Free Mixed Nuts Delight. This is for the nuts lover. The filing is packed with nutritious nuts that are rich in fiber and healthy fatty acids.

Pic courtesy of BMS Organics

These delicious and healthy Mooncakes are being packed in a unique vertical shaped Mooncake box which fits 4pcs of its Sugar Free Mooncakes. This Mooncake box can be used as a lantern once the Mooncakes are removed from the box!

These Sugar Free Mooncakes are priced at RM107.60 for a box of 4pcs Mooncakes and RM63 for a box of 2pcs Mooncake + a can of organic green tea. You can purchase these Sugar Free Mooncakes at all BMS Organics outlets nationwide. 

Well, if you’re a member of BMS Organics or a credit card holder of either Citibank, Public Bank or Aeon, you are entitled for the offer below:

1.   RM10 BMS Organics Vegetarian Café cash voucher with every purchase of a 4-piece mooncake lantern gift box, and 20% discount for the second box. 

2.   RM5 BMS Organics Vegetarian Café cash voucher with every purchase of a 2-piece mooncake gift box, and 20% discount for the second box.

You can also purchase them online (at and delivered to your doorstep at no extra charge (only applicable for West Malaysia)!

For more info about these Sugar Free Mooncakes, visit BMS Organics Facebook page or their official website here.