Having been there for decades, everyone likes to test their luck on fortune cookies. So, why don’t you join us this July 20 to celebrate National Fortune Cookie Day?
When is National Fortune Cookie Day?
National Fortune Cookie Day is celebrated on July 20 every year. For this year, National Fortune Cookie Day falls on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
National Fortune Cookie Day FAQs
The following FAQs and fun facts will help improve your knowledge of fortune cookies… plus a lot more.
When and where were fortune cookies invented?
There are a ton of stories regarding the origins of fortune cookies. The most popular one suggests that these are simply a slight variation of the ‘tsujiura sensei’ (the fortune crackers). These were made and sold near Japanese temples in the 1800s.
How was National Fortune Cookie Day started?
As of yet, no one is sure of the day’s origins.
Are fortune cookies a healthy snack?
Fortune cookies are nutritionally great foods, with each one containing 107 calories. It consists of one gram of fat, 24 grams of carbohydrates, one milligram of cholesterol, and 13 grams of sugar.
How can I celebrate National Fortune Cookie Day?
For one, you can take your family and friends to a Chinese restaurant and enjoy a meal there consisting of fortune cookies. Or, you can gift boxes of your favorite fortune cookies to them. As well as that, you can find a recipe online and make your fortune cookies or even indulge in virtual fortune cookies!
What does it mean if my fortune cookie was empty?
If your fortune cookie didn’t have a fortune saying, it means that the fortune cookie fairy owes you a fortune. Therefore, this is an indication of something good happening to you soon.
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Fortune Cookie Fun Facts
1.) Even though no one really knows about the origins of fortune cookies, many believe them to have begun in Japan, not China.
2.) The first image of a person making fortune cookies dates back to 1878!
3.) Made with sesame oil, the original fortune cookie differed from the current one. It was browner and bigger than the modern-day one too and was served with orange wedges.
4.) In the beginning, the fortune saying was pinched on top to keep people from accidentally eating it.
5.) To make a fortune cookie, you only need flour, vanilla, oil, and sugar.
6.) Wonton Food, the largest producer of fortune cookies, has around 15,000 individual fortunes in its database. Even so, it sells over 4.5 million cookies per day!
Fortune Cookies Trivia
7.) The United States is the biggest consumer of fortune cookies, with over three billion of them made worldwide every year.
8.) Donal Lau, VP of Wonton Food himself, wrote thousands of fortunes for the base. Eventually, when he ran out of ideas, the company hired its first official fortune cookie writer in 1995.
9.) Even though fortune cookies are primarily sold at Chinese restaurants in the US, they are relatively absent in China. When Wonton Food expanded into China, it failed badly as people would often eat the fortune sayings accidentally.
10.) When taken out of the oven, fortune cookies are round and soft. They are then folded around the fortune saying and cooled down.
11.) Up until World War II, fortune cookies were known as ‘fortune tea cookies’ in the United States.
Fortune Cookie Jokes
I still remember my first fortune cookie; and how much it tasted like paper.
Today I had a fortune cookie that had no fortune inside — it was very unfortunate.
Sad after the funeral of a friend, my wife and I ducked into a Chinese restaurant for a pick-me-up. The feel-good session ended when I read the fortune cookie: “You will soon be reunited with a good friend.”
After getting an empty fortune cookie at a Chinese restaurant, I have a lot more trust and faith in my guidance counselor’s advice.
A fortune cookie told me I would soon be making a change for the better… it’s incredible how it knew I was suicidal.
Today, my fortune cookie told me not to worry about money because the best things in life are free… I think the cookie is telling me to rob a bank.
Hilarious Fortune Cookie Jokes
According to my fortune cookie, I am getting a dolphin! It said my life would have a purpose.
My friend eats his fortune cookies with the fortune still inside. I think he chews wisely.
I took the whole family out to eat Chinese for Thanksgiving: The fortune cookie read:
You will soon receive a hefty bill, and you will be expected to add a tip to it!
My fortune cookie said my dreams would become a reality. Great, I’ll be in my underwear at school, late for a class I can’t find, and my teeth will fall out. Thanks, fortune cookie.
First, we discovered TikTok was a Chinese spying app; then, we found China was putting spyware in the electronics they sell us… And today, the fortune cookie in my Chinese food reminded me I needed to buy milk.
I once received a fortune cookie of which the fortune was immediately fulfilled… “You will have a weak dessert.”
Fortune Cookie Riddles
What did everyone say about Nathan when he got fired from the fortune cookie factory?
What does a programmer say after reading the fortune they get from a fortune cookie?
What do you call a funny fortune cookie?
An inside joke.
What do you say to someone who eats his fortune cookies whole?
You’ll have some turds of wisdom.
Did you hear about Mrs. Fortune Cookie’s divorce?
Now she is a misfortune cookie.
What do you need to learn Chinese perfectly?
An Adderall next to a box of fortune cookies.
After finishing our Chinese food, my husband and I cracked open our fortune cookies. Wanna know what they said?
Mine read, “Be quiet for a little while.” His read, “Talk while you have a chance.”
What is the most expensive cookie you can buy?
A fortune cookie.
Funny Fortune Cookie Messages
Whew! About time I got out of that cookie.
To truly find yourself, you should play hide-and-seek by yourself.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
You’ll be hungry again in 90 minutes.
I cannot help you, for I am just a cookie.
You are not illiterate.
About time I got out of that cookie!
You are about to become poorer — $11.99 if you had the buffet.
Fortune not found? Abort, Retry, Ignore.
A lot of thought has gone into these cookies!
What do you call a sheep with no legs?
If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.
He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.
Only listen to the fortune cookie; disregard all other fortune-telling units.
Some days you are a pigeon; some days, you are a statue. Today, bring an umbrella.
Don’t stand in the way if your friend wants to learn to drive.
If competitive eating can be considered a sport, you will marry a professional athlete.
Tomorrow, at breakfast, listen carefully: do what Rice Krispies tell you to.
Ignore the last cookie!
Never do anything halfway. For instance, you should
Drive like hell; you will get there.
You don’t have to be faster than the bear. Trust me, you have to be faster than the slowest guy running from it.
The fortune you seek is in another cookie.
Change is inevitable, except for vending machines.
How many of you believe in psychokinesis?
Raise my hand.
You could make a small fortune in this business!
Inspirational Fortune Cookie Sayings
Because of your melodic nature, the moonlight never misses an appointment.
You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you need is understanding.
Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.
Do not waste time hating your enemies; pray for them instead.
Fear is interest paid on a debt you may not owe.
Your road to glory will be rocky but fulfilling.
Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Only love makes us see ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Look how far you’ve come.
There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.
Each time you break your own boundaries to ensure that someone else likes you, you like yourself a little less.
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is its conquest.
If you want the rainbow, you have to tolerate the rain.
Fortune Cookie Captions for Instagram
My reality check is about to bounce.
One smart cookie.
Sugar, spice, fortune cookie, and everything nice.
Fortune cookies are made of butter and love.
Got a problem? Fortune cookies are the answer.
Cookies make the world go round.
Crack your own cookie!
Break it, crack it, dip it, lick it!
Never say no to fortune cookies.
Filled with fortune and a lot of love!
The fortune I seek is in another cookie.
Cookie: A token of love and craving!
A balanced diet is a fortune cookie in each hand.
Keep calm and buy fortune cookies.
See them! Buy them! Munch them!
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is an author and founder of Greeting Card Poet.
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