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Everything You Know About Fortune Cookies Is A Lie

Surprisingly, they don’t actually come from China.

Photo by Meritt Thomas on Unsplash

Let’s unwrap the origins of the yummy food by asking a simple question: where did Chinese fortune cookies initially come from? The answer is (surprisingly) not China. In fact, their rise to prominence across the United States is a story of marketing genius.

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Matt Lillywhite

Matt Lillywhite

I write about Psychology & Self Improvement. Featured in Mind Cafe, Publishous, Better Marketing, The Startup, Curious, and more.