Perched atop the highest shelf of the Asian foods section of my old Edmonton Safeway was this gem of a dust-covered box of expired Golden Yuan fortune cookies. See, I’m starting a new job today, so I figured I could use some extra good fortune, guidance and words of wisdom. Cookies, do your thing.
The Pitch: “The answer you seek is in another fortune cookie.”
The Look: The box looks like it came straight from the 1980s. The cookies are all in one large plastic bag inside the box, and are not individually wrapped; eat them quickly or share them with friends.
The Taste: Like a fortune cookie. Light, crunchy, dry, over-baked, sweet, and yeah, maybe a bit stale. It’s the fortune that counts, right?
The Fortunes: A sample of five fortunes released from their cookie containers:
- Your success in life will be due to your earnest efforts.
- Share your happiness with others today.
- Counting time is not as important as making time count.
- Your job needs more concentration. Success will be achieved.
- Go easy, be moderate and patient.
RATINGS AND DETAILS
Cost: $3.99 for a box of approximately 25 cookies at Safeway.
Value for cash money: Not bad. Good for sharing.
Availability: In a neglected corner of the Asian aisle of a grocery store near you.
Nutrition?: Per 4 cookies (30 grams): 120 calories, 0.4 grams of fat, 4 mg of sodium, 0 grams of fibre, 2 grams of protein. Also, 10% daily value of iron.
Serving size: I love how the serving size is four cookies. Who the hell eats four fortune cookies in a sitting?
The verdict: Happiness will come to you in a box of cookies. 4 17 19 23 34 46