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Magical Mooncakes by Harry Potter Franchise & Chinese Bakery Holiland

Shaped like Chocolate Frogs, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, and Hedwig the owl, these mooncakes sure don’t look like anything we grew up eating

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Aug 3, 2022 1 mins read

Ever wanted to taste a Cauldron Cake (a fictional pastry) from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter? If you live in China, the second closest thing might be these limited-edition mooncakes released by Chinese bakery Holiland on July 31, which just so happens to be famed wizard Harry Potter’s birthday.

The Mid-Autumn Festival treats are available on Taobao and and will make their way to brick-and-mortar stores on August 15. (For the blissfully unaware, Mid-Autumn Fest is one of the most important Chinese holidays and falls on the 15th day of the lunar calendar's eighth month.)

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Two tiers of Harry Potter and Holiland mooncake sets are up for grabs: The basic package (see above), containing six mooncakes and a Gryffindor badge, is priced at 289 RMB (almost 43 USD), while a larger gift set including 12 mooncakes, a magic wand-shaped pen, and The Monster Book of Monsters, a fictional textbook from the Harry Potter realm, costs 589 RMB (about 87 USD).

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As you might expect, the mooncakes featured in the packages come in a variety of flavors and derive inspiration from the series of fantasy novels.

One mooncake shaped like a Hogwarts school badge is stuffed with egg yolk, spicy pork floss, and mochi. Too savory for your liking? The Chocolate Frog mooncake caters to non-adventurous eaters.

Another mooncake from the collection looks like a train ticket for Platform 9¾ and is flavored with green beans, while the one resembling a jellybean from Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans supposedly tastes like mint toothpaste (you couldn’t pay us to try it).

There is also an Earl Grey-flavored mooncake shaped like Hedwig, the owl, and a custard cake inspired by the Golden Snitch.

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Although mooncakes traditionally come with fillings such as sweet red beans, lotus seeds, and egg yolk, modern brands across various industries — Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, and Starbucks — have put contemporary spins on the Chinese pastry.

Nowadays, few would bat an eye to seeing a pastry brand collaborating with the Harry Potter franchise. If anything, it makes sense given the latter’s strong fanbase, both in China and worldwide.

Harry Potter-related products have always created a huge buzz in China. Earlier this June, Chinese audio platform Ximalaya released the first Mandarin-language audiobooks of the series of seven fantasy novels.

All images via Weibo

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