The Southeast Regional Marketing Manager for The LG Report, Jill (Salary: zero; Benefits: zero; Fun Factor: priceless!), recently suggested that we do a posting on Girl Scout Cookies. Since we've already covered every other critical issue in the world, including roller derby and dog farts, we decided to give it a shot. Get ready to get your learn on folks!
The first Girl Scout Cookies were sold by a troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma in December of 1917. By 1936, the Girl Scouts national organization had begun licensing commercial bakeries around the country to produce the cookies. Up to 28 varieties of cookies are offered nationally, although each regional council of the Girl Scouts is allowed to decide which officially-licensed bakery to use and which specific types of cookies to sell in their region.
The Girl Scouts of the USA organization (read: HQ) requires that these three types of cookies be sold by each council annually:
- Thin Mints (which, obviously, are mislabeled since they make the consumer anything but thin);
- Peanut Butter Sandwiches/Do-Si-Dos (different name depending upon how hick-filled your region is); and
Some more trivia: Thin Mints are the best sellers (25%), followed by Somoas at 19% ("Can I have some mo' a?!" Actually, they reportedly get their name from the ingredients, including coconut, which are plentiful on the island of Somoa) and Tagalongs, also known as Peanut Butter Patties, at 13%.
|The LSD-flavored cookies proved unpopular and were discontinued in 2003.|
A few types of Girl Scout Cookies are going to be "retired" soon, including:
- All Abouts/Animal Treasures/Thanks-a-Lots;
- Shout Outs;
- Thank You Berry Much; and
- The LG Reportabella Mushroom Flavored Biscuits.
If, after all this mouth-watering talk of Girl Scout Cookies, you'd like strap on the cookie feedbag, we suggest you CLICK HERE to be transported to the Official Girl Scout Cookies Website, where you can order to your heart's content. Tell them Jill's daughter sent you (Jill: Consider this a form of compensation!)
And, finally, if you're wavering about supporting the Girl Scouts with a purchase, we leave you with this thought: