One Smart Fortune Cookie!!
February 19, 2009

A treasure chest of gourmet fortune cookies!

A treasure chest of gourmet fortune cookies!

Yesterday on Eleven News at Five (and if you weren’t watching, shame…)you might remember a lovely woman named Angela Newman, mother of two cute kids, who had lost her job and thus, her precious health insurance. It’s a bad pickle to be in, especially when you have young children. Lisa Robinson’s story was about how there is help out there (and the new stimulus package will be picking up 65 % of the cost of  Cobra for nine months for those who are out of work)…..and you might have heard Lisa mention that Angela had started a small business, selling gourmet fortune cookies. She kindly brought a few luscious delectables back for me, and now, I pass the favor along to you.

Sweet Fortunes  is the name of Angela’s company…..she got the idea from her Mother’s 60th birthday….everthing was all planned celebrating her Chinese culture (some great family pictures online)…but Angela couldn’t come up with a party favor….so, necessity being the mother of invention….she dipped fortune cookies in chocolate, and boom, everybody wanted to buy some. Hmmmm, if chocolate is good, why not cinnamon apple strudel, or butterscotch, or key lime pie, or orange soda or toasted coconut….you get the scrumptious idea.

Cinnamon apple strudel on top, eggnog below....

Cinnamon apple strudel on top, eggnog below....

And so Angela  has several “assortment dozens” , from Child’s Play featuring bubble gum and  ice cream flavors, to Happy Hour Mixers, with Brandy and Irish Cream. I had a couple of the dark chocolate ones last night….yummo! And she can do custom orders for weddings or retirement parties or birthdays, complete with special order fortunes inside….in fact Angela told me, “Custom fortunes are about 80 % of my business!”

What a great idea for a new small business…this is one MBA smartie who is isn’t just counting on good fortune…she’s making it…fortune cookie by fortune cookie. Good luck Angela….

P.S. Angela’s cookies are also available at Eddie’s of Roland Park!!

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