Your Fortune Is: You Have Just Discovered A Jumbo Fortune Cookie Gift - Sumo Fortune Cookies
Courtesy of The Nibble
Click Here to visit the Sumo Fortune Cookies webstore
Fortune cookies used to be so much fun. As a freebie at the end of a Chinese dinner, many people never ate them, but enjoyed the ritual of cracking open the cookie to read their fortune. Perhaps because they ceased to count as important food, the quality of the cookies, in our neck of the woods at least, have declined to something approximating cellulose. Gone is the vanilla flavor; gone is any reason to ingest the poor cookie. Given that the “fortunes” have long since ceased to amuse, we try to return the cookies as soon as they are brought to the table. But even the waiters don’t want them back.
Striking a blow for the reputation of the fortune cookie, Sumo Cookies prove that you can make a gourmet fortune cookie, and have a lot of fun in the process. The company specializes in jumbo fortune cookie gifts, with your custom message inside. You can do more than say "Happy Birthday” or “Congratulations”: You can include an entire poem, should you wish.
There are 20 preset styles, all tempting (well, we’re not sure we’d want to get the Cotton Candy Sumo, but we’re older than the target market):
* Classic: With a variety of colorful sprinkles or jimmies (including vibrant pink), or simply drizzled
* Candy: Butterfinger, M&Ms, Snickers
* Family Favorites: Cookies & Cream, German Chocolate, Seven Layer, Triple Mint
* Nuts: Caramel Cashew, Pecan, Southern Pecan Turtle
* Wedding: An all-white bride, and a cleverly-tuxedoed groom
The cookies are the size of a small honeydew melon, approximately 5 inches by 7 inches. The chocolate used is from Felchlin, a Swiss producer of some of the world’s finest chocolate bars and couverture.
Fortune Cookie Flavors
If you don’t like the preset styles, create your own. First you choose from a semisweet or white chocolate icing, then a decoration:
* Jimmies (white or rainbow)
* Baby Shower
* Over The Hill
* Fall Leaves
* Independence Day (red, white and blue stars)
* Spring Flowers
There are also Stuffed Sumos, with an assortment of Hershey‘s candies inside. While the company advises against shipping because the rattling candy inside can cause breakage, ours arrived just fine, as you can see in the photo above.
We liked the idea of Sumos for corporate gifts: sales calls, department meetings, new product promotions, trade show raffles, etc. Having been on the receiving line of so many corporate gifts, this one not only can be shared with others; it will live in memory, while the pen, Post-It cube, mug, etc. have not registered in memory long enough to be forgotten.