Lucky Russian Trolly Ticket Cookies

Mouthful! Believe it! These cookies were designed by returning Yanko champions at Art Lebedev Studio for the Russian Ministry of Transport. In Russia where bus, train, and trolley tickets run rampant, superstition also flows freely. The Russian ticket trick is the following: when the first three digits added up equal the last three digits, the holder should eat the ticket for good luck! Design has made this luck devouring much less ink-intensive. Yummy lucky cookies!

Here at Yanko, we’re definitely into food. Housing it, preparing it, and most of all, eating it. It’s not often that an industrial designer gets to design the food itself. Here in cookies, (and sometimes in chocolate,) the designer’s mind may roam free.

All you need is a cookie cutter or a chocolate stamp. And maybe a drink of that deadly-looking red liquid down there in picture number three. What do you think that is? These “Lucky Ticket” cookies are simple and wonderful – in the same vein as American fortune cookies. The most significant difference being the luck – all the cookie tickets are winners!

Eat em up!

Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

14 Comments

  • Carl says:

    very unusual, not sure how far the popularity of this gimmik could go? on fad appeal alone how would it stand up against the strict competition of the biscuit marketplace? i would not be tempted to buy 🙁

  • dedushka says:

    Designer is Vyacheslav Mezentsev, who just sent this concept to ArtLebedev studio. He doesn’t work there.

  • Chris Burns says:

    big ups to dedushka for finding that! here’s a translated-to-english version of the post: http://ow.ly/dvWg hollar at Vyacheslav Mezentsev !

  • Chris Burns says:

    big ups to dedushka for finding that! here’s a translated-to-english version of the post: http://ow.ly/dvWg hollar at Vyacheslav Mezentsev !

  • Aegir says:

    “And maybe a drink of that deadly-looking red liquid down there in picture number three. What do you think that is?”

    Looks like a very nice cup of tea to me! Perfect accompaniment to a biscuit. Or cookie.

    • dedushka says:

      Hey guys! That cup is a classic soviet cup of tea you can get for $0,2 in ANY post-soviet train :).

      It’s really tasty 😉

  • Alex says:

    Just to clarify the description a bit. Those bus tickets you are supposed to eat for luck are rather small, about the size of a large mail stamp, and they are also printed on a thin paper. So eating them is not really a big deal 🙂

  • adrian says:

    The red liquid is actually tea, as it would typically served in countries such as Russia or Poland. Reminds me of drinking tea at my gran’s- the glass and metal always heat up so much, you can’t actually pick it up it’s so hot- brilliant design 😛

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