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Fortune Cookie Company Removes Romantic Messages After Parents Complain

| by Michael Allen

Wonton Food, the world's largest fortune cookie manufacturer, has caved into a few angry parents and removed romantic messages from their fortune cookies.

According to the New York Post, Wonton Food was contacted by parents concerned that romantic messages offered in the cookies were unsuitable for children.

Wonton Food has now replaced romantic messages with more benign messages.

"Some parents sent us e-mails. They said they didn’t want their kids reading them, " Wonton Food Vice President Derrick Wong told the New York Post. "Different people have a different perspective."

Some of the most offensive fortune cookie messages included: "One who admires you greatly is hidden before your eyes," "The evening promises romantic interest," and "A romantic mystery will soon add interest to your life."

(We apologize to any Opposing Views readers who may be offended by these shocking messages!)

Those messages have been replaced by: "You make every day special," "No one on Earth is as beautiful as you," and "Only love makes us see ordinary things in an extraordinary way."

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Wonton Food makes five million cookies every day from its manufacturing plants in Long Island City, Queens, and Houston, Texas, and ships them to restaurants nationwide.

Wonton Food has about 10,000 fortunes, keeping about 5,000 or so in rotation at any given time.

The company often waters down its messages as to not offend the hyper-sensitive and easily-offended folks.  For example, “You will inherit a great fortune soon,” was recently changed to “You will take over a great fortune soon.”

Source: New York Post