Post From The Past. Life’s Sweet Mysteries


First posted on September 24, 2009

I’ve been on a “busman’s holiday” for most of this month, chasing down – with the assistance of my intrepid photographer – the answers to some of life’s mysteries.

I thought of beginning my quest by delving into the metaphysics of how Cadbury gets the caramel into its Caramilk bar. But that’s already been done.

Next, I considered investigating how the trademark “m” is placed so consistently in the center of each M&M candy. But someone else beat me to it.

So I decided to focus on that other sweet mystery, namely:

“How do they get the fortune into the fortune cookie?”

The investigation took us westward to an exotic destination.

Sorry – overshot the destination. I think we’re on the right track now.

Ah, yes. Chinatown!

Around the corner and down a back lane, we found the solution to our mystery – the tiny Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, which has been a San Francisco fixture for many decades.

I’ll be reporting on more sweet (and sour) mysteries in future posts.

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