I've been on a "busman's holiday" for most of this month, chasing down – with the assistance of my intrepid photographer – the answers to some of life's mysteries.
I thought of beginning my quest by delving into the metaphysics of how Cadbury gets the caramel into its Caramilk bar. But that's already been done.
Next, I considered investigating how the trademark "m" is placed so consistently in the center of each M&M candy. But someone else beat me to it.
So I decided to focus on that other sweet mystery, namely:
"How do they get the fortune into the fortune cookie?"
The investigation took us westward to an exotic destination.
Sorry – overshot the destination. I think we're on the right track now.
Ah, yes. Chinatown!
Around the corner and down a back lane, we found the solution to our mystery – the tiny Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, which has been a San Francisco fixture for many decades.
Please play the video to see how fortune cookies are made.
I'll be reporting on more sweet (and sour) mysteries in future posts.