Eating mooncakes is a critical part to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. However, safety while enjoying mooncake is more critical for elderly. This is because there were accidents about choking due to mooncake eating, including some casualties.
Reduced chewing capability and functioning of throat muscle, elderly may not be able to chew well before swallow. Also, fillings of mooncakes and also pastry of snowy mooncakes are sticky and further increase the chance of choking.
Mooncakes should be cut into small slices and elderly should eat and chew slowly like a gentleman/lady! So we all enjoy the mooncakes and the festival!