Teasingly evil quotes hidden in a biscuit as black as the night: Misfortune Cookies are the mischievous and high-quality equivalent to the well-known fortune cookies. As a fun game during a party, a present or simply as highlight after a miserable day, Misfortune Cookies show once more how much fun dark humour can be. But that a German of all people has invented them might come as a surprise. Germans are well known for craftsmanship, their inventions and accuracy – but normally not so much for their wicked sense of humour. That black humour runs deep in some German innovators might therefore come as a surprise. With their Misfortune Cookies, called ‘Pechkeks’ in German, inventor Andreas Pohl brought gift items to the market that will leave people reeling with laughter.

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