Compiled by FAZLEENA AZIZ, BEH YUEN HUI and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE Maoxiaoling Chocolate, a new product infused with the prestigious Chinese Moutai liquor, was snapped up swiftly on ecommerce platforms after its launch, reported major Chinese dailies.
At more than 150 physical outlets throughout the country, the chocolate was sold out in 20 minutes.
The product, a collaboration between baijiu maker Kweichow Moutai and American brand Dove, comes in classic and less sugar variations of either high-quality white or dark chocolate.
A box of two pieces is priced at 35 yuan (RM22.60) while the 12-piece box costs 169 yuan (RM109). The less sugar version costs a little more.
This is another creation of the state-owned company after the launch of its Moutai ice cream in 2022 and Jiangxiang latte liquor coffee early this month.
Kweichow Moutai chairman Ding Xiongjun said the company has to win over young consumers to ensure sustainable business growth.
Moutai baijiu is a distilled liquor produced in the Maotai town of China’s southwestern Guizhou province.
It has a history dating back 800 years and is served at state functions or important banquets.
> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that Hong Kong celebrity Andy Lau has been honoured with the Special Tribute Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The award is in recognition of the superstar’s contributions to, and success in, the industry.
Bringing his new film The Movie Emperor to the festival’s gala presentation session, Lau said the award means a lot to him.
“Choose your own path, work hard and do your best. I will never forget the love you all have given me, thank you!” he added.
Greeting fans in Cantonese, English and Mandarin, Lau said he is happy to visit the Canadian city again after 22 years.
At the event, he also introduced the film’s director, Chinese filmmaker Ning Hao, to the audience.
Ning said he is happy for the actor.
“He did not win any awards for the movie, but in real life, he has got it. I am very happy,” he said.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.