When efforts to tighten economic and health-realted belts collide, adorable Girl Scouts lose.
It’s almost time to stock up on the iconic Girl Scout cookies this year. But because of economic concerns, 12 regional Scout councils are testing out a plan to sell only six varieties of cookies. Economically, it seems smart to keep it simple.
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“Our top five varieties make up 77% of cookie sales,” Amanda Hamaker, the manager of national product sales for the Girl Scouts, told the Wall Street Journal. “The others are yummy and fun, but they’re side dressing—leaving councils with an awful lot of alternate varieties left over.”
But eliminating cookie types isn’t the only way the Girl Scouts are downsizing. Last year, those sneaky Scouts reduced the quantity of cookies per box and even made certain cookies smaller.
Check out the varieties still available. For the ones you’ll miss, check out eBay — or see our recipes to make the Girl Scout classics yourself. (via Wall Street Journal)
Still available: Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Samoas (also called Caramel deLites), Lemon Chalet Cremes and Tagalongs (also called Peanut Butter Patties).
Going into retirement: Dulce de Leche, Thank U Berry Munch, All Abouts, Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip