Fortune Cookies are great gifts and goodies for Chinese New Year because of the element of surprise! Imagine having a bad start of the day, and you open up a random fortune cookie to find a small paper slip of blessings or positive quote. Wouldn’t it make your day feel better? As Chinese New Year is around the corner, it’s the time of the year to stock up some goodies and gifts to spread some love around!

Here are the top 4 reasons to get fortune cookies during Chinese New Year!

1) CNY Tradition

While the true exact origin of fortune cookies is unknown, it was stated to have been originated from Kyoto and became widely used by immigrants in California and other parts of the western countries. Fortune Cookies are mostly served after meals at the restaurants. These “blessing cookies” are gradually popularised as CNY snacks during the Chinese New Year as an alternative to traditional cookies in Singapore!

2) Spreading Positivity and Encouragement

Sometimes we just need a little encouragement and positivity in life to go on. Breaking the fortune cookie into half to reveal a slip of positive note might just be a small little hopeful thing that keeps you motivated for the rest of the day.

There’s also a 4 digit lucky number at the back of the slip. You might in luck, who knows?

3) Affordable Gift Choice

The fortune cookies come in a nice red festive packaging which are great for gifting purposes during Chinese New Year! The gold foil individual wrapping also signifies good fortune! Huat ah!

4) Adding Extra Fun To Your Events

If you’re inviting relatives and friends over, they add an extra fun element to any CNY visiting as everyone can gather around to open their cookie to reveal the blessings or fortune that lies ahead of them. Kids are also going to love it!

Corporate companies can also consider purchasing the fortune cookies in bulk to be given out as a token of appreciation during the Chinese New Year period.

Where To Get Fortune Cookies in Singapore?

You might be able to easily get your hands on any fortune cookies off the Supermarket shelves. However, if you’re looking for something affordable, tasty and suitable for gifting, we highly recommend Garden Fortune Cookies which comes in a Festive Gift Box (30 individually wrapped pieces) for $8.80.

Alternatively, if the packing is not a priority, you can purchase the Bulk Pack (300 individually wrapped pieces) which is selling at $65.

We have done a taste test and it’s not your ordinary fortune cookies that are merely good for display. The texture is crispy and actually has a similar taste to egg wafer biscuits! My colleagues actually commented that it tasted different (in a good way) as compared to the ones they had before.

For more snacks from Foodieland, check out our review of their Japanese snacks: plum wine and jellies, and ciders and apple juice.

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