MythTickle by Justin Thompson for December 01, 2021

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    nicka93  7 months ago

    Sometimes the fortune tastes better than the cookie, just saying.

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    P51Strega  7 months ago

    When we were kids we’d play secret agent at Chinese restaurants. I’d read my “secret message” and then eat it.

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    WaitingMan  7 months ago

    Boy, am I old. I remember when fortune cookies had actual fortunes in them. These days, it’s just platitudes and lottery numbers.

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    LadyPeterW  7 months ago

    Yeah, our fav “Chinese” restaurant suddenly had fortune cookies with black or red strips full of ads on one side & inane, insane “sayings” & too many “lucky numbers”! We don’t even eat them any more, their wrapper tastes better than they do!!!

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    poppacapsmokeblower  7 months ago

    I once heard the fortune will only come true if you eat the fortune cookie without opening it. You internalize the fortune … or was it ingest?

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    eddi_tbh  7 months ago

    My first time in a Chinese restaurant, my parents remembered to warn me to open the fortune cookie before eating it.

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    Sisyphos  7 months ago

    Sorry about that, Karma, but it’s, you know, karma….

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    bakana  7 months ago

    Fun piece of Trivia: As far back as the 1870s, some confectionary shops near Kyoto, Japan carried a cracker with the same folded shape and a fortune tucked into the bend, instead of its hollow inside. It’s called the “tsujiura senbei,” or “fortune cracker”.

    The Japanese cracker was larger and darker, made with sesame and miso instead of the vanilla and butter used to flavor fortune cookies found in modern Chinese restaurants in America.

    Between the 1880s and early 1900s, after the Chinese Exclusion Act’s expulsion of Chinese workers left a demand for cheap labor, a lot of Japanese moved to Hawaii and California. Japanese bakers set up shop in places such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, making miso and sesame-flavored “fortune cookie-ish” crackers, among other treats. The origin of the current American Version is in dispute with several people claiming credit for the new recipe in the early 1900s but, at some point, one or more of them altered the recipe for the cookies to the butter & vanilla recipe best known today.

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    Dave459  7 months ago

    Last one I got said “That wasn’t chicken”

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    Dave459  7 months ago

    Also, read the fortune out loud and add the words “in bed” to the end.

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    Bradley Walker  7 months ago

    “What’s worse than finding a worm in an apple?”

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