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And, yes, it tastes exactly like thin mints.
 
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What, girl scouts taste like thin mints? Is that your recipe for next week?
 
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If H M Bateman had lived in USA, he would have drawn the cartoon of

The man who didn't buy the Girl Scout Cookies

I have seen a similar cartoon somewhere; it might be a Larson Far Side picture.
 
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Girl scout cookies. Is the thing here not that some cute girl sells home made cookies for her club to collect money to buy a tent or something? It is about the cute smile of a child, the good feeling you are doing something to help them to have a good time, and then the cookies just taste awful.?
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:Girl scout cookies. Is the thing here not that some cute girl sells home made cookies for her club to collect money to buy a tent or something? It is about the cute smile of a child, the good feeling you are doing something to help them to have a good time, and then the cookies just taste awful.?


No. The cookies are big business. They are sold by girl scouts, but they are not some homemade bad tasting thing.
 
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They are also only sold once a year, for about 3 weeks.  So at 3 weeks + 1 day, you are out and can't get more until the following year.

 
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So in the fourth week it is safe to go out again? When do they sell them?
 
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it actually varies.  I live near the Missouri/Illinois border. On my side of the river, cookies are sold in the Spring. On the other, they are sold in the fall. We have employees from both sides, so some years, I have the opportunity twice a year.
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:Girl scout cookies. Is the thing here not that some cute girl sells home made cookies for her club to collect money to buy a tent or something? It is about the cute smile of a child, the good feeling you are doing something to help them to have a good time, and then the cookies just taste awful.?


The cookies are actually quite good for boxed cookies, and the Thin Mints in particular, are a beloved treat. The Samosa (coconut cookie) and Trefoils (shortbread cookie) are also generally held in high regard.

But when one thinks of Girl Scout cookies, the Thin Mints are the flagship of the line.
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:. . . . On my side of the river . . . On the other, they are sold in the fall. . . . .

So there's no escape?
 
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As a "member" of the global sugar lovers club , I can say those cookies are, without a doubt, addictive. So I, for one, am sort of glad they are sold only once a year. I have enough bad habits when it comes to sugar-laced food....

Still: mint + chocolate = happiness
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:Girl scout cookies. Is the thing here not that some cute girl sells home made cookies for her club to collect money to buy a tent or something? It is about the cute smile of a child, the good feeling you are doing something to help them to have a good time, and then the cookies just taste awful.?



That's all more or less true, except that the cookies are really good.
 
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Where I live the price of a box of Girl Guide cookies has been inflating quite rapidly for a few years. But now that it's hit $5 per box, that seems to be sort of a psychological barrier and it hasn't gone up for a while.
 
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$5 for 11oz Only worth it if they are made from real girl scouts.
 
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It's a fundraiser; they have to make a little money.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:$5 for 11oz Only worth it if they are made from real girl scouts.



Or if you were a Girl Guide as a child and then a Girl Guide leader as an adult, then it's also worth it. Not, of course, that I was either of those things but I'm married to one.
 
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