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Home-made confectionery attract customers on Tet

Home-made sweets and cakes have become more popular for the Lunar New Year or Tet Holiday in Vietnam despite their quite high prices.



Home-made sweets and cakes have become more popular for the Lunar New Year or Tet Holiday



Do Thi Quynh Anh in Long Bien District said that this year, she had ordered sweets and cakes for Tet from a home-make shop instead of buying them at supermarkets.    

Industrial confectionery products often have high amounts of sugar, so she wanted to buy home-made alternatives which are even sold at higher prices.

The home-made confectionary she has ordered are made from almonds, grapes and dates, pineapples and oats and cost VND3 million (USD130,434).

Doan Thi Trang, a resident in Hoang Mai District, said that she had ordered many sets of home-made confectionery as well as gifts for her relatives on Tet. Each set cost VND350,000 (USD15.21) and include cakes of chocolate, green tea and almond.

“Our children only like home-made confectionery and cakes, I will also use these products for Tet gifts” Trang added.



Home-made confectionery products are now very diverse. Candy nougat is among the best seller which is sold at VND600-800,000 (USD26-34.78) per kilo, depending on different tastes.

Algae and pineapple cakes are priced around VND400-800,000 per kilo.

Chu Quyen, a home-make cakeshop owner in Cau Giay District said that she gets dozens of orders daily.

“The number of customers have doubled compared with last year to nearly 300 kilos, causing me to work overtime sometimes,” Quyen said.

Home-made confectionary and cake prices are VND100,000 higher per kilo compared to normal.


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