Coming soon — Angry Birds: The Snack

Probably the easiest way of telling whether or not someone has an addictive personality is to hand them a copy of Angry Birds and see what happens. Now, a Chinese foods maker is hoping that same tendency carries over to snack, with their introduction of Angry Birds mooncakes, reports The New York Daily News.

“The Angry Birds game is a world phenomenon now, it is well-liked by people from three-year-olds to 80-year-olds.” said Stephanie Chan, marketing manager of Maxim’s Group, which released the bird-shaped mooncakes.

Key terms: “well-liked,” “world phenomenon,” “The Angry Birds.”

Anyways, as of now it looks like the mooncakes are going to sell like hotcakes.

The mooncakes come in two flavours, chocolate, and mango and pomelo, and sell at HK$38 ($4.90) per pair, making their debut at the Hong Kong Food Expo on Sunday where they were immediately snapped up by fans. “I come here to buy the mooncakes because I like playing the game,” said an excited Kiki Au, a seven-year-old primary school student.

Though mooncakes are strictly a Chinese snacking tradition, don’t be surprised if they make their way to the US, like a giant yellow bird bursting through a behelmeted, ovular pig.

-Drew Millard

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