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Misfortune Cookies

Surprisingly Pessimistic Post-Meal Messages

— November 26, 2009 — Art & Design
Tired of all those BS-spewing fortune cookies? Well then these pessimistic misfortune cookies are a tasty treat for you. Cookie Misfortune is a take-out box containing 10 deliciously negative cookies. These treats come in the same shape as their optimistic cousins but the content is the real difference.

Misfortune cookies come with sayings sure to cool your heart and have you looking over your shoulder. Messages like, “I Hate You” are definitely not things you want to see after finishing a meal, so I doubt restaurants will be scrambling to procure these misfortune cookies.
Trend Themes
1. Negative Messaging - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a line of products or services that offer a refreshing and unconventional approach to messaging by embracing negativity.
2. Alternative Fortune Cookies - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a new market segment of fortune cookies that deviate from traditional positive messages and cater to individuals seeking a more realistic and unconventional experience.
3. Contrarian Consumerism - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Tap into the growing market of consumers who actively seek out products that challenge conventional beliefs and offer alternative perspectives.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverages - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce a line of unconventional food and beverage products that defy traditional expectations and evoke a unique and memorable experience.
2. Hospitality and Restaurants - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Experiment with creative and unexpected dining experiences that appeal to adventurous consumers seeking novelty and unconventional forms of entertainment.
3. Greeting Cards and Gifts - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a new category of greeting cards and gifts that embrace negativity and offer a humorous and unconventional approach to celebrations and personal expression.
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