As a former Girl Scout (6 years!) I get a little bit "extra" excited when Cookie Season rolls around.
I know, I know, it mostly has to do with the fantastic product (YUM!).
But I actually know what it's like to "man" the Cookie Stand, although that wasn't too much of a problem (for me) because these cookies SELL THEMSELVES! Troop Leaders had to do all of the hard work--transporting--so "cookies" (kudos) to them!
Side Note: I still have sashes with all my Cookie patches
I was reading an article in the Commercial Appeal about local sales; they're up 5%. This is good news for the Girls, of course. The article mentions that nearly 70% of the regional chapter's operating budget relies on the cookies.
Side Note: I am pretty sure a box cost $1.50 or $1.75 when I was selling
One of my best friend's is giving up sweets for Lent. Guess what arrived on Ash Wednesday? Her cookie order. She says this is proof that God has a fantastic sense of humor. I would have to agree!
We've already spent plenty of precious phone time discussing exactly WHERE she is going to hide the cookies. I offered to take them off her hands, but she knows better than that! Can you guess WHAT will be in her Easter basket this year?
So writing about GS Cookies is easy enough. This year they are introducing the Dulce de Leche: inspired by the classic confections of Latin America, these sweet, indulgent cookies are rich with milk caramel chips and stripes.
I mention this, because I have had the great pleasure of tasting and loving them already!
Side Note: My absolute favorites: Tagalongs, Samoas and Thin Mints