By Jennifer 8. Lee | March 31, 2008
Fortune cookies are not necessarily food, at least, according to the federal government
The Nixon Library made these adorable custom-made fortune cookies to promote my talk on Saturday (above). But the library is part of the National Archives which is part of the federal government which is not allowed to give out â€œfoodâ€ as presents (all kinds of regulations out of Washington).
So the library went up to the General Counselâ€™s office and got a special ruling that fortune cookies were not food, but rather a novelty gift.
Which is not unfair, after all, hardly anyone eats the cookies themselves anyway
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