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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bite of the Week - Girl Scout Cookies

Anyone who has ever worked outside of their home has probably been approached by a desperate co-worker asking them to buy Girl Scout cookies from their child. Unfortunately for me, as I get older and my co-workers' children get older, these Girl Scouts are hard to find. Luckily this year, a friend of a co-worker had sent out an e-mail asking people if they knew anyone who wanted to buy any cookies. To make a long story short, we did, and we ordered a box of each ($4 a box). Yes, that means that we spent $32 on cookies, but it all goes to help the Girl Scouts, right? Even though I've been laid off from my job the last two times I've ordered Girl Scout cookies, I won't hold it against them. I'll just chock it up to an odd coincidence.

THE VERDICT: Delicious! Although they seem to be screwing us over with smaller boxes and stagnant prices, they're still a once-a-year treat that we all enjoy. Out of the eight different flavors (Thin Mints, Lemonades, Thanks A Lot, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Peanut Butter Patties, Daisy Go Rounds, Caramel deLites, and Shortbread), everyone has their own personal favorite. Mom and I are big fans of the Peanut Butter Patties, while Dad seems to love them all equally. All of the cookies are always fresh and beautifully packaged. My family just adores Girl Scout cookies and we hope that next year we can find someone who has a child in this program so that we can take advantage of this delicious product.
SPOILER ALERT: They aren't really made by Girl Scouts, those scam artists.