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6822_154696401445_44222841445_2897858_4708458_a 100 Wishes in 100 Days

Dear Fan and Friend,

I am celebrating… and because of this I want to do something SPECIAL!

What am I celebrating?

This year marks our 20th YEAR as a fortune cookie company, inventor, manufacturer, and innovator.
Mike Fry came up with his CRAZY idea for gourmet flavors in fortune cookies in late 1987.

Today our company, Fancy Fortune Cookies, manufactures 23 different flavors of these well-known and fun cookie treats. In fact, we customize our colored, flavored fortune cookies for companies and people all over the world, even offering customers the opportunity to create personalized messages to go inside.

Oh yeah, and did I mention we also offer chocolate covered fortune cookies?…And an assortment of mouth-watering sprinkles to go on top?

My Big Idea … and GIFT

So I’ve spent months trying to figure out the best way to celebrate our 20th anniversary as a wild and crazy fortune cookie innovator and to share it with you, Fancy Fortune Cookie’s VALUED friends and fans.

We think we finally came up with it two days ago in my favorite brainstorming place in the world:

My Starbucks Bombshell

While gulping down a venti coffee at Starbucks the other morning, the solution hit me. I smiled big and knew this was the idea I was looking for:

I’m calling it “100 Wishes In 100 Days”

Here’s how it will work…

I’m going to give away 100 fortune cookies with any customized, personalized messages you want inside to 100 lucky members of the Fancy Fortune Cookie Facebook Fan Page. (A $60.00 value!)

That’s right. I’m granting, FREE of charge, 100 fortune cookies you can use to create a special memory or event, or to give as an unexpected gift to someone who DESERVES it. We aren’t just doing this ONCE – We are doing this every day for the next 100 days! So your chances of winning 100 free personalized fortune cookies is pretty good!

And I will even pay the shipping!!

Choose Your Wish Wisely

Everyday my team here at Fancy Fortune Cookies will review all wishes that get posted here to this page. They must be posted on the wall (please, no emails).

Your wish to get your 100 free cookies can be anything you want it to be.

Your BIG WISH can be to use these cookies to…

• Thank a friend for a special thing they did for you
• Cheer up your workplace
• Support a cause dear to your heart
• Send to a loved one in a distant place or country
• Serve as wedding favors for you or a special couple that could REALLY USE some
• Give out at your church for a special event
• Put silly jokes inside and give out to kids (or adults!) at a special party or charity event
• Cheer up someone up who is down or ill
• Say thank you to someone who has helped you in your life
• Send it to support our troops on deployment

Better Words Create Better Chances

Now listen up. This is important. You can request the free fortune cookies for ANYTHING you want. But what I want most of all is for my 100 WISHES fortune cookies to be used for people, causes, and events that really DESERVE and can USE the FREE fortune cookies to make a difference in their lives, cheer up their day, or create a magical moment they’ll never forget.

So be ready to write your wish from the heart.

How it works:

• You’ll simply post your WISH on the Fancy Fortune Cookies Facebook Fan Page wall. It can be as long or short as you want. But remember, please make sure your WISH is worthy, as I hope to give away each of these 100 WISHES to really great people, causes, and events. It’s my way to “Pay It Forward!”
• You may post more than one wish.
• You may also post a photo that goes along with your WISH if you want.
• My staff will select 1 lucky winner a day, who will have his or her wish granted.
• Note that you do not have to post your same wish twice. Once we’ve seen your wish, it will be printed off and put with others, so my team will always have access to all the wishes that have come through. (In other words, your wish won’t “expire” once posted.)
• We will be collecting wishes both from this Facebook Fan Page, as well as the one for Happy the Hobo. (Yes, that’s me! — I had my own children’s television show from 1982 until 1990, and a ton of my former viewers have joined me here on Facebook I’m also extending this offer to them.)

I hope you’ll consider thinking of someone or something that NEEDS and DESERVES these free fancy fortune cookies and post your wish on my wall.

Make Your Life Memorable,

Mike Fry
Wish Granter at Fancy Fortune Cookies

P.S. Wish #1 gets granted on Thursday, October 1. My team will choose one WISH every day for 100 days!!! Hope you make “your wish” come true for someone you love or needs a little inspiration, hope, or fun in their life.


How Fortune Cookies Are Made

“How are fortune cookies made?” is a question we get all the time.

It’s actually an ancient Chinese secret… and most of the time I laugh and say “Keebler Elves!” But now I will reveal a few pieces of the puzzle to you.

Fortune Cookies are actually birthed on high speed baking machines. First, our flavored fortune cookie batter is mixed fresh every day for each custom fortune cookies batch. Sorry, no fortune cookie recipes here as it’s our top secret formula! FancyFortuneCookies does use premium ingredients like grade a flour, raw sugar, and eggs. All our flavored fortune cookies are made with super specialized flavorings and food colorings. It took years to develop some of our flavors and our fortune cookies are very recipe specific.

In fact we are continually trying out new flavored fortune cookies to see if we come across something our customers would like. If you have any fortune cookie suggestions please let us know!

The fortune cookie batter is put on into a flat round pancake type shape. Here at FancyFortuneCookies we are a real live fortune cookie bakery. Every order is made fresh the day it ships out. Most of our orders are for custom fortune cookies. But there are many people who still order the Chinese good luck fortunes too. Regardless, we actually bake your fortune cookies right here in Indianapolis, IN.

HandFoldedGGate As the fortune cookie batter goes around the conveyors it is baked. For many years the hot fortune cookies where actually hand-folded while the fortune was slipped inside. But now the personalized fortunes are slipped into the fortune cookies and the folding system is also automated.

After that the fortune cookies need to be cooled, and wrapped. We use an entirely clear cello for our fortune cookies so people can see the colors or the chocolate dipped fortune cookies with sprinkles.

Many fortune cookie companies on the internet don’t actually make your fortune cookies. Often they are just re-selling someone else cookies, so to compete on price with the middle-man markups, they have to use ingredients that aren’t a good quality. Which is why most fortune cookies taste so bad. If you are ordering chocolate dipped fortune cookies with personalized messages, the fortune cookies are being made at one location and shipped unwrapped to another location, where they are finally dipped, sprinkled and wrapped.

FancyFortuneCookies New Gourmet Flavors

FancyFortuneCookies New Gourmet Flavors

FancyFortuneCookies taste so good because they are baked fresh daily, dipped in chocolate, and wrapped all in the same day.

There’s a little glimpse into how fortune cookies are made!

Fortune Cookies Make Halloween a PR Treat for Your Blog

flavoredfortunecookiesThis past year FancyFortuneCookies has been working with tons of bloggers. All the bloggers have been doing such a great job reviewing our personalized fortune cookies and giant fortune cookies that I thought I would give them a little treat back.

Halloween, trick-or-treaters, we all pass out tons of candy. Especially if we live in a neighborhood with lots of kids. So why not pass out fun candy but also use it as an opportunity to broaden your business or blog base? If you are a blogger or a business owner that provides useful services to families and parents here’s an idea to get your name out there while passing out treat to the kiddos. And this way you won’t be the neighborhood dentist who inevitably gives out toothbrushes instead of candy… Party Poopers.

Personalized fortune cookies give you a chance to put a message about your blog or business and pass them out to the parents as the kids grab their candies. Since you can get 100 personalized fortune cookies for $38-$48 they aren’t going to break the bank, and you can even get them in flavors and colors. Kids love the orange by the way.

With creative little messages inside like, “Save a fortune, win a giveaway! Visit” or “Great products for moms, great giveaways to save you a fortune!” you are pretty much guaranteed to get a little boost in traffic and readership. Just by letting people in your own community know what you are doing. Communicating it in a fun and unique way is always a bonus. Believe it or not, personalized fortune cookies get a 92% read rate. Think about it, have you ever come across a fortune cookie and NOT cracked it open to see what your fortune was???

FancyFortuneCookies can also be a great way to promote your business. Back to the dentist with the toothbrushes… (Yes, we have one of those in our neighborhood.) What if you hand out a fortune cookie with a cute message inside like, “Our fortune is invested in your smile. New patients receive a free teeth whitening kit! Call Dr. Angela Greenaway, D.D.S 321-123-4321”.

With personalized fortune cookies, you can still have a bowl of Halloween candy for the kids and pass out the fortune cookies to the parents. I know when I go trick-or-treating with my daughter this year, I’ll be the one eating the treats. So if anyone hands me an orange fortune cookie personalized with their info, I’ll be the one reading it. Much better than handing a 15 month old little girl a toothbrush!

Juicy Couture Fortune Cookies

You may be thinking that personalized fortune cookies aren’t a promotional item that is right for your business. Or that fortune cookies aren’t an effective way to engage your customers and promote your brand. Both of these assumptions would be incorrect.

FancyFortuneCookies aren’t your plain traditional fortune cookies. As a result businesses that use our flavored fortune cookies receive a better response from customers and clients because of the uniqueness of the cookies. Fortune Cookies receive a 92% read rate according to Wharton School of Business. Imagine that! 92% of the people that get a fortune cookie from your business will read the fortune and see your sales message. Some studies say that as many as 97% of people read a fortune cookie fortune.

Juicy Couture has ordered from FancyFortuneCookies more than once. Here are photos of how they incorporated the cookies into their store.

The employees carried silver trays with the fortune cookies on them. Inside the cookies were messages to the customers about their latest product promotions. Some even offered discounts if a purchase was made that day. It went over so well, Juicy Couture is placing their second order for fortune cookies with us. They didn’t go to a different company, they stayed with us. Why? Because we take care of our clients from beginning to end.

Fortune Cookies personalized with your sayings can be very effective when used to promote your business, services, products, and even your blog. Have you ever been able to resist opening up a fortune cookie, tugging the little fortune out and reading what fate has in store for you? I haven’t. I read them all the time. When the fortunes are especially clever or meaningful I save them. I have a whole collection of fortune cookie sayings and I’m even surrounded by fortune cookies all day long.

Custom fortune cookies can be used to promote a specific product. Mention the selling points on the fortunes. “Did you know the Audi A4 receives 5 stars in all crash test rating areas? Ask about a test drive today.” Personalized fortune cookies can help you to “sell yourself.” “Sandy Johnson has sold over 500 homes in 2009 alone. I would be so fortune-ate for my next sale to be yours!” Promote your business with a clever fortune cookie saying or special discount. “You are fortune-ate! Present this fortune for 10% off any purchase today!” You can even use personalized fortune cookies to promote your personal blog!

When looking for ideas on what type of messages to use, we are here to help. In 20 years of business we have encountered many different businesses and have become experts at meeting our clients needs and helping our clients create effective fortune cookie messages and fortune cookie campaigns.

Call today 888-776-6611! Let us created a solution for your business.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Fortune Cookie Sayings

Here are some great fortune cookie sayings for Bar Mitzvah’s and Bat Mitzvah’s. Fortune cookies make a great favor for all your Bar/Bat Mitzvah guests.

Amazing Bar and Bat Mitzvah favors

Amazing Bar and Bat Mitzvah favors

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Fortune Cookie Sayings

You’re going to have a great time at Brittany’s Bat Mitzvah. December 11, 1999

Thank you for coming to my Bar Mitzvah! Adam Biederman November 8, 2006

The Stars say: Always follow your dreams and never give up. Ally’s Bat Mitzvah 11/18/00

Laugh more (especially at yourself) and do good things. Jeff’s Bar Mitzvah celebration

John says: Lih Chiam! (To Life!)

Beth Says: Thank you for coming to my Bat Mitzvah!

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Top 2 reasons for coming to Aaron’s party 1. Bar Mitzvah cake is really delicious 2. To check out his moves on the dance floor

Top 2 reasons for coming to Allie’s party: 1. Bat Mitvah cake is really delicious 2. Checking out Allie’s dance moves

Bat Mitzvah Tutoring… Oy! New Dress… Oy Veh! Having you celebrate with me… Priceless!

Bar Mitzvah Tutoring: Oy! New Bar Mitzvah Suite: Oy Vey!! Having you celebrate with me: Priceless!!!

Zachariah’s Bar Mitzvah May 7, 2005

Martha Stewart Uses Custom Fancy Fortune Cookies

Martha Stewart Uses Fancy Fortune Cookies

Martha Stewart Uses Fancy Fortune Cookies

This morning Martha Stewart on the Martha Stewart Show interviewed Jennifer 8 Lee, the author of New York Times bestseller Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food. Jennifer Lee talked about fortune cookies in her book and needed a custom fortune cookie for Martha to open and read at the end of the segment.

Read More about it HERE.

Since Jennifer 8 Lee interviewed and even visited a few different fortune cookie companies for her book, she contacted at least 3 of those companies to get the  custom cookies she needed for the show. The only company that called her back was Fancy Fortune Cookies.

Fancy Fortune Cookies created a custom message for Martha Stewart to open and read on her show. The fortune saying entitled the audience to a free $25.00 lunch at Chinatown Brasserie in downtown New York. Then baked and shipped the custom fortune cookies the same day! Talk about a great fortune cookie coupon.

Fancy Fortune Cookies is a small family owned fortune cookie bakery that specializes in flavored and colored fortune cookies. They also have the largest fortune cookie in America. Their giant fortune cookies are all hand made fresh to order and weigh over ONE POUND. Giant fortune cookies make a great edible gift for all types of occasions.

Both Martha Stewart and Martha Stewart Weddings have used custom fortune cookies by Fancy Fortune Cookies. We have also done fortune cookies for Oprah, Donald Trump, Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Osborns, the Grammy’s, and many other celebrities.

But most importantly are our customers like you. Here we try to give everyone the celebrity treatment. Custom fortune cookies make a great addition to most parties and events and are an economical favor choice since they start at only $38.00 for 100 custom fortune cookies.

We’ve helped the Martha Stewart show, now let us help you!

Thanks Jennifer for letting us provide the cookies for your appearance on the Martha Stewart Show. And congratulations on the success of your book!

Also, thank you to the producers of the Martha Stewart Show for letting us supply the cookies!

Great Fortune Interpretations

I love this little blog. Just discovered it today and think the author really does a beautiful job. The photos are outstanding, the interpretations insightful, and the whole concept really gives inspiration.

Check out the blog here.

Just had to share….