Every kid loves a fortune cookie! While most American tots have their first taste of the folded dessert cracker at a Chinese restaurant, youngsters in China don't eat them. Supposedly, the paper-stuffed cookies were made popular in the states by Chinese immigrants. And since lots of families like to partake in celebrating the spirit of good wishes and prosperity, I've rounded up my five favorite fortune cookie finds. Check them out!
Today just happens to be Fortune Cookie Day, and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to treat your kitty to a colorful Jake and Micah catnip fortune cookie ($4.99). The toys are not only hopeful and sweet (the fortune tags say things like, "Your purr is a gift to those who love you"), but they are stuffed with poly fiberfill and premium organic catnip.
So much for fortune cookies being Chinese! A woman who wrote a book on fortune cookies (and has determined they were probably invented in the US) went to China and handed people fortune cookies. "Why is there paper inside?" asked one person. "What is this?" asked most everyone else. Ha! Looks like fortune cookies are news to the Chinese!
Ever hosted a Chinese themed dinner party and wished that you could personalize the messages in your fortune cookies? Well you can! Rachel from Indiana showed me this cool little website that customizes fortune cookies. Not only can you write your own fortune, but you can also choose from a rainbow of colored fortune cookies! Wouldn't it be cute to make a Chinese menu around the holidays and have red and green fortune cookies with messages that read Merry Christmas inside? The possibilities are endless!
If there are any boys (or bold girls) out there reading this who are in serious relationships, here's a suggestion: after a romantic evening at your favorite Chinese restaurant propose in the message of the fortune cookie! It would be so adorable she/he could hardly refuse you.