OUR HISTORY

The most exciting challenge facing our Company is the ability to continually improve in all of our activities. What is at stake is the sustainability of our growth, our future, the future of our children.

14th Century

Fortunes originate from the Chinese mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Every fall (the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, to be exact) the Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. The legend says that the Chinese threw off their Mongol oppressors by hiding messages in Mooncakes. On the night of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, the rebel leaders attacked and overthrew the government, leading to the establishment of the Ming dynasty.

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19th Century

Fortunes originate from the Chinese mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Every fall (the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, to be exact) the Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. The legend says that the Chinese threw off their Mongol oppressors by hiding messages in Mooncakes. On the night of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, the rebel leaders attacked and overthrew the government, leading to the establishment of the Ming dynasty.

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1850’S

During the American railway boom of the, Chinese railway workers came up with their own substitute for the mooncakes they were unable to buy: homemade biscuits with good luck messages inside.

1900’S

Modern day fortune cookies first appeared in California, though it is still a point of contention on the who introduced them. Most sources credit either Makoto Hagiwara or David Jung.

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