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Tasty Fortune Cookies

Let's Get Serious!
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Lots of us like fortune cookies, right? But they're not very cookie-y. And there's only one basic kind.

I propose to take some 'regular' cookies (not yet baked, of course), make them thin enough, and form them into fortune-cookie shapes. Add fortunes. Perhaps even a $10 bill in every thousandth, even.

Imagine...chocolate-chip, peanut butter, oatmeal, etc., fortune cookies.

galukalock, Mar 23 2003

An edible variety? http://www.fancyfor...s.com/flavors.shtml
[Amos Kito, Oct 05 2004]

I see a nice future http://www.geofftec.../foxs/gifs/nice.gif
[my face your, Oct 05 2004]

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       What flavour do they normally come in?
Helium, Mar 23 2003
  

       I found some! See [link]. So these are "baked", but definitely a great idea!

[helium], ordinary fortune cookies are "restaurant flavor". Yum...
Amos Kito, Mar 23 2003
  

       I couldn't wait, I went and asked an American who said "yuk flavor, only dogs will eat them", so it sounds like anything is an improvement.   

       [Amos] What does a restaurant taste like?
Helium, Mar 23 2003
  

       Those 'exotic' flavors sound good, but I was thinking of some more 'conventional' flavors.   

       The traditional flavor is okay, but...ehh, one gets tired of it after ever so many, you know?
galukalock, Mar 23 2003
  

       A proper, fresh fortune cookie has a nice hint of vanilla.
thumbwax, Mar 23 2003
  

       funny that, vanilla sounds bland but is actually very very sexy.
po, Mar 23 2003
  

       What about chocolate-fudge-brownie?
galukalock, Mar 23 2003
  

       I'd be perfectly willing to eat the standard fortune cookies if there were a REAL fortune in them (which is what I thought this idea would be).
beauxeault, Mar 23 2003
  

       Yeah, me too. What a gyp!
FarmerJohn, Mar 24 2003
  

       Unfortunately, the placement of REAL fortunes in fortune cookies would cost a small fortune. So I say to the fortunate few who can afford such fortune cookies, "May your fortune cookies bear you good fortune."   

       Fortune cookies taste kind of how I imagine baked (or is that half-baked?) wallpaper paste would taste.   

       [galukalock], you suggest "add fortunes if desired" but without the fortune, these would not be fortune cookies, so why would we bother making them thin and shapng them like fortune cookies? Why not just eat regular cookies? It would be so much easier. No, I think the fortune is mandatory. It's just that using regular cookie dough would get the paper all greasy so we'd have to use little plastic strips for the fortunes, and if we use plastic that would mean we'd have to add the fortune after the cookies were baked (which is how REAL fortune cookies are done).   

       Besides, I was expecting REAL fortunes, too. I feel all empty and flavourless, much like a fortune cookie without a fortune. Sigh. <rummages in kitchen cupboard for a fortune cookie, finds none, goes to bed>
Canuck, Mar 24 2003
  

       //I think the fortune is mandatory//   

       Duly noted. But did 5 people hafta bone it on that basis alone?
galukalock, Mar 24 2003
  

       Well, I didn't bone it galu, but I just thought you were going to tell about every thousandth cookie with a really big bill in it or a winning lottery ticket.
FarmerJohn, Mar 24 2003
  

       For some reason, ideas titled "REAL _________" rarely go over well. There was once an idea to ban all ideas with the word "Real" in the title, in fact. Whatever.
waugsqueke, Mar 24 2003
  

       Yeah, "tasty" would be much more appropriate. (I was assuming it was the "fortune" part that was real - X-marks-the-spot treasure maps, winning lottery tickets and suchlike.)
dalek, Mar 24 2003
  

       [Helium] a fortune cookie   

       [po] may henceforth call me vanilla   

       [waugs] you don't get to eat the cookie? no thanks
Worldgineer, Mar 24 2003
  

       Actually, Farmer, that might not be such a bad idea. Like a $10 bill in every thousandth or something. And thanks for not boning it.   

       Since REAL_____ is so well hated, Tasty it is.
galukalock, Mar 24 2003
  

       [World] sorry dear, but I cannot just take your word for it, you will have to prove your vanillaness - hell you might be a villain, I do rather attract that sort.
po, Mar 24 2003
  

       [po] //might be a villain// sp: vanillian   

       [galu] I fishbone everything that has "oatmeal" the fourth word from the end.
Worldgineer, Mar 24 2003
  

       vanilla-ness is exactly what I meant.
po, Mar 24 2003
  

       et cetera is two words.
galukalock, Mar 24 2003
  

       I had bunned you anyway. I for one like fortune cookies and see real possibilities in having different types. <off topic>I don't remember who makes them, but I've had chocolates that are wrapped with a fortune. Perhaps everything should come with a fortune.</off topic>
Worldgineer, Mar 24 2003
  

       I opened a fortune cookie the other day and the message read "All your base are belong to us". True story.
sild, Mar 25 2003
  

       "Better tasting fortune cookies?" No croissant for you this time. "Better tasting (whatever)" won't cut it. I find ketchup too bland. Better tasting ketchup? Nah...
snarfyguy, Mar 25 2003
  

       Did you read the whole idea, snarfy? The idea was originally "REAL Fortune Cookies", in reference to the idea that these would be more than just the basic, even boring cookies you get at restaraunts. Believe it or not, they're not just better-tasting, they're *real* cookies. Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, etc.
galukalock, Mar 25 2003
  

       Right, but how are yours more real? You just like them more, hence the title change. Perhaps we have different notions of reality. To me, fortune cookies are already real.
snarfyguy, Mar 25 2003
  

       When I said 'REAL', I was talking 'serious', yaknowhatameen? As in <voice style="dramatic" person="Pete Stacker">These are REAL fortune cookies</voice>.
galukalock, Mar 25 2003
  

       Wouldn't the banknote get stuck in your teeth? I'd prefer just to have more chocolate.
DrBob, Mar 25 2003
  

       Okay, so by "real" you mean "good" or "outstanding." I still fail to see how this qualifies as a halfbakery idea.
snarfyguy, Mar 25 2003
  

       As well as applying other flavours to the fortune-cookie, why not apply the fortune-cookie flavour to other products? "New from Häagen-Dazs, fortune-cookie dough ice-cream!"
friendlyfire, Mar 25 2003
  

       snarfy, I tolja. The idea is to make serious fortune cookies. Better-tasting, more variety, even make 'em a bit bigger. The point is to make fortune cookies that rise above the ordinary.
galukalock, Mar 25 2003
  

       Why bother? Fortune cookies are already the best-tasting variety out there, unless you're planning fortune Oreos.   

       Friendlyfire: Dreyer's Dreamery actually does make an ice cream with fortune cookie chunks in it. Best. Stuff. Ever.
Tabbyclaw, Jul 09 2004
  
      
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