AAPI Heritage Month

May is AAPI Heritage Month! To celebrate, my team and I created a new(ish) 2nd generation Fortune Cookie charm. This is a slight modification to the original piece which was a bit larger, chubbier and had a good heft. With all the economic changes happening in the world today, we understand the uncertainties and adapting to the new changes. We still want to be able to share with you our signature charm necklace in the same fine quality of 14k gold, at a gentle price point.

The revamped fortune cookie charm has a slightly slender edge, overall size is slightly smaller and the interior of the charm is hollow for light weight wear. The modified shape is less of a "Pac Man" because that's what A LOT of guys were calling it. Don't worry! This charm is still the same cuteness, same quality, same Vi Ling's signature piece and as always, it's 100% fat free!

 

If you still prefer the first generation original cookie in 14k gold, no problem, we can still make it. It will be custom made just for you! Limited quantity is still available in sterling silver, gold and rose gold plated. 😁

 

Here is a comparison from the 1st generation (left) & 2nd generation (right)

What do you think?

Fun facts to end todays post.........

The history of the fortune cookie claims of a Chinese immigrant named David Jung, living in Los Angeles, California. He became the founder of the Hong Kong Noodle Company, which led him to making the cookies in 1918. Because he was concerned about the poor he saw wandering near his shop, he created the cookie to be passed out on the streets for free. 

This is actually not the only story, multi historical events claim others invented this cookie snack. Whoever claims to be the first, either way this snack has brought many fond memories to kids and families. 

How did the fortune cookie inspire me?

Going back to my childhood, every Sunday my family would go eat dim sum at the only authentic Chinese restaurant located in Kansas City Missouri called Bo Ling's. I always loved going there not just for the food, mainly because they made their own fortune cookies. I would try to eat as fast as I could just so I could go watch the cookie machine at its work. I was always excited to see the large bags filled with cookies wondering where they would go next, which restaurants or bakeries also bought those cookies and even how many different variations of fortune papers they had to create. For my parents, they looked forward to the lucky numbers on the back side for their next lottery drawing numbers. 

Do you have memories of this yummy snack? Don't be shy, feel free to share your story in the comments! 

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