Friday, July 25, 2008

Dog Gone Organic !

I ran into Savannah today! She is such a cutie!

I first met her several weeks ago as I was test marketing our Dog Fortune Cookie so I was happy to see her again. When we first met, her owner was surprised that Savannah ate the cookie with such enthusiasm. Savannah, you see, is quite a picky eater. Today she hadn't eaten at all said her owner (a very sweet woman)l. I was so sorry I didn't have any more treats with me.

We're going to do another production run on Tuesday

. ...... Well, next time Savannah. I'll look for you on Wednesday!

It's so much fun talking to people about their dogs. It's quite enriching and warm and fuzzy. Dogs seem to really love the cookies too
I'm going to try one myself on Tuesday.
(If it's good enough for them it's good enough for me. Can't wait!!!)

The cookies are made of all natural ingredients and they're gosh darn good I'd say based on the reactions I've observed. We've done some custom orders for various groups. A rescue dog organization ordered the cookies for a fundraiser and we personalized the messages. A city in Washington advocating "keep our city clean" offered them to dog owners! Cute ideas! Very innovative!


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Charles In Charge and Fortune Cookie Kim

On my way to an appointment with a formidable organic / natural foods grocery chain, I called a taxi. The cab driver and I didn't recognize each other at first but when I said that I first needed to stop at Kar Mee Fortune Cookie Factory to pick up some samples, he said , "Oh! You're fortune cookie Kim!". I then recognized him as the same cab driver I'd had a week ago. "Oh! You're Charles! I remember you!". "You're the one that doesn't like fortune cookies but we had fun talking about your fortune." He did say that the cookie was pretty good which I considered a compliment coming from someone who doesn't like fortune cookies. I must add, that everyone else who has tried the cookie has loved it. So, that's ok.

(His fortune said that he would have "...much success in sports" and we decided that he would probably be getting an exclusive transportation contract with the Oakland Raiders.)

I like Charles because I can get organized in the cab and I don't feel obligated to maintain a conversation. He's calm. He drives well and I can ask him if I should wear my hair up or down or if I look ok. I asked him if he would be my personal driver. I call him "Charles in Charge" and he calls me "Fortune Cookie Kim".

When I exited the cab, a bag of cookies fell and a car ran over it. Oh well. I had more. (That's the way the (fortune) cookie crumbles.)

Well, the store was very excited about this cookie. The buyer I spoke with had all kinds of exciting ideas on how he could use the cookie to cross-sell. His very good idea was to put one promotional item in 1 of every 5 bags; something like "Congratulations! This fortune is good for a free burrito at our deli". Each message will be personalized for their demographic. They may private label as well and they will probably carry our Dog Fortune Cookie or our Organic Dog Fortune Cookie.

All in all, it was a nice day! Charles is nice. And our Organic Fortune Cookie is quite exciting.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Introducing the World's First Organic Fortune Cookie

This is Fornia (

On June 12th we introduced the world's first Organic Fortune Cookie.

I've created this blog to keep a record of reactions to the cookie as I conduct my "Fortune Cookie - On the Street" interviews. Who will be the next randomly selected person ?

Here is a bit about us.

Organic Fortune Cookies

This is the owner of Kar Mee Fortune Cookie Factory in Oakland, David Tse.

onRetail - Wholesale - Private Labeling

The World's First And Only Manufacturer of All Natural/Organic Fortune Cookies.

On June 12th, 2008, we created the world's first Organic Fortune Cookies using All-Organic ingredients.

Home of the healthiest fortune cookies in the world!

It's all natural - It's Organic Fortune Cookies.

We only use natural ingredients to make Organic Fortune Cookies. See below for the difference between Organic and regular fortune cookies:


  • Organic Vanilla Extract -Artificial vanilla
  • Organic All Vegetable Shortening -Margarine
  • Organic Crystallized Cane Juice -White satin sugar
  • Organic Whole Wheat Pastry -Bleached flour

Organic Vanilla Extract

Distributed by Whole Foods Market. USDA approved Organic. Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.

Description: Organically grown vanilla beans are extracted at the coolest temperature possible, preserving their complex flavor for our Organic Vanilla Extractor. The result is a smooth, full, richly flavored vanilla extract of the highest quality, the perfect ingredient for your favorite baked desserts.

Organic All Vegetable Shortening (non-hydrogenated)

Distributed by Spectrum Organic Products. USDA approved Organic. Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.

Description: Mechanically pressed organic palm oil. 0 grams trans fat, cholesterol free, less saturated fat than butter, vegan-dairy free, kosher-KSA, gluten free. “When we say our Organic Shortening is good, we really mean good. It’s better for your body than ordinary shortening because it’s never hydrogenated, has zero grams of trans fat, and is made from palm oil, which is naturally cholesterol free and a good source of heart healthy monounsaturated fat. Even better are the dozens of small family-farmers in Colombia who cultivate and press our palm oil in an environmentally sustainable manner. It’s good for you, the farmers and the earth…just imagine what it does for a pie crust.”

Organic Crystallized Cane Juice

Distributed by C&H Sugar Company, Crockett, California. USDA approved Organic. Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International. Description: 100% Pure Cane. Contains No Beet Sugar. Made from organically grown cane, C&H Certified Organic Crystallized Cane Juice features light golden, free-flowing crystals and a mild cane juice flavor – making it a natural alternative to other sweeteners in baked goods, cereals, confections, beverages, dairy products, snacks and other natural food uses. Certified to be organically grown and processed in accordance with the California Organic Foods Act Of 1990.

Organic Whole Wheat Pastry

Certified Organic by M.T.D.A. A product of Cook Natural Products of Oakland, California.

221 - 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

ph: 510-835-0520
fax: 510-835-1952

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