Beijing, China - Americans love their fortune cookies and consume nearly three billion fortune cookies each year. Americans who eat at Chinese restaurants typically read their fortunes aloud at the end of their meals.
But citizens of China have no such tradition. "That is just a strange American thing," said one Chinese man who recently immigrated to America from China. "Also, there is no such thing as Sweet and Sour Chicken or anything that starts with Moo Goo or Pu Pu. And I have no idea who General Tso is, but I am certain he did not prefer that kind of chicken or beef sauce."
Instead, locals in China read fortunes from their Hershey's Kisses, which are small American chocolates. "Very popular in China! In America, that white piece of paper just says 'kisses', kisses, kisses' but in China with every Hershey's Kiss we get a thoughtful fortune with Chinese lottery numbers on the back."
Another recent immigrant from China lamented, "Great Chinese tradition that I will miss. Back home in China we used to always say 'in bed' after reading every Hershey's Kiss fortune. Got my grandmother laughing every time!"
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