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2013-01-12 04:05:14 PM  
Thin Mints are my favorite, but Tagalongs in the freezer are a close second.
 
2013-01-12 04:05:28 PM  
thinmints == grasshoppers
 
2013-01-12 04:06:29 PM  
Thin mints are great but they'd be better with oreo blizzard inside. Oh god...
 
2013-01-12 04:07:14 PM  
Thin Mints are made with crack.

I'm not complaining, just saying that I tend to buy a lot of crack/cookies.
 
2013-01-12 04:09:34 PM  
www.addamsfamily.com
 
2013-01-12 04:09:58 PM  
There is no such thing as 'cookie selling season'. The factories that make the cookies are running 12 months a year and different districts sell at different times. My daughter was selling them in November and December. Part of the country is always selling them. You just have to make sure you are ready when your local dealer Girl Scout comes by with the wagon.
 
2013-01-12 04:10:15 PM  
THIN MINTS!

/thin mints
 
2013-01-12 04:10:25 PM  
That article was written by a Girl Scout trying to get done with homework and get out and sell some cookies. 4 sentences passes for an article these days?
 
2013-01-12 04:11:49 PM  

Suoretilbo: thinmints == grasshoppers


/kb suoretilbo
 
2013-01-12 04:12:26 PM  
Those are my Thin Mints, Subby.

/made out of crack and unicorn tears.
 
2013-01-12 04:15:56 PM  
"Just shut up and give me my damn Thin Mints already."

I resemble this remark.
 
2013-01-12 04:17:27 PM  
Just take my farking money and give me my damn thin mints and peanut butter patties already. Why they can't sell these things year round is beyond me.

\Have found knockoffs before- Family Dollar I think. I need to see if they still carry them...
 
2013-01-12 04:18:11 PM  
Pft, thinmints are OK, but the Samoas are where it's at. Now those things are like crack for me.
 
2013-01-12 04:18:57 PM  
7/11 does a passable imitation of thin mints that won't cost you 5 bucks a box.
 
2013-01-12 04:20:44 PM  

Nestchick: That article was written by a Girl Scout trying to get done with homework and get out and sell some cookies. 4 sentences passes for an article these days?


IIRC, the Girl Scouts have a pretty draconian selling requirement, which teaches young girls about being a cog in the machine or something. The article was written by Doris Taylor, Web Producer, and I can't find a picture of her. I'm guessing she is either wild about the cookies or is hoping to drum up interest before she has to start filling in sales forms for her daughter[s].
 
2013-01-12 04:21:23 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Pft, thinmints are OK, but the Samoas are where it's at. Now those things are like crack for me.


This. Only time I salivate for coconut.
 
2013-01-12 04:21:25 PM  
cost too much to enjoy anymore.

it's the moms sitting out front of the grocers' with five million boxes who really turn em off from buying them. this is supposed to be a kid thing. what's the point, if it's about the adults more than the kids?
 
2013-01-12 04:21:35 PM  
Samoas are the best Girl Scout cookie. And I will fight anyone who says otherwise.

/I swear they are made from chocolate, caramel and meth.
 
2013-01-12 04:21:36 PM  

cptjeff: Just take my farking money and give me my damn thin mints and peanut butter patties already. Why they can't sell these things year round is beyond me.

\Have found knockoffs before- Family Dollar I think. I need to see if they still carry them...


Because it's actually supposed to teach the girls about marketing, business, etc., while raising some money for the troop?  And in that sense, limited time only is pretty damn good, eh?  If they were on the shelves all damn year you wouldn't get so excited.  And if there was one season nationwide you'd know when to expect them.

/They are sold all year
//... somewhere in the country anyway
 
GBB
2013-01-12 04:22:10 PM  

Nestchick: That article was written by a Girl Scout trying to get done with homework and get out and sell some cookies. 4 sentences passes for an article these days?


Was it 1 sentence paragraphs, too?

Cause those are awesome.
 
2013-01-12 04:23:09 PM  
7-11 has some self branded 'Fudge Mint Cookies' that taste very much like the thin mints. I just finished a pack. They are full of win.
 
2013-01-12 04:23:25 PM  
I think most street drugs are cheaper than Girl Scout cookies now.
 
2013-01-12 04:23:42 PM  
Thin mints, trefoils, do-si-dos ftw
 
2013-01-12 04:23:46 PM  
I stopped buying Girl Scout cookies as soon as I discovered Girl Scout cookie ice cream at the supermarket.

Back when I was a Cub Scout, I was super bitter that my sisters got to sell something people wanted, and all I had was some shiatty popcorn.
 
2013-01-12 04:23:51 PM  
Girl scouts
www.wallpaper4me.com
Throw Away The Cookies, Eat The Box(tm)

i302.photobucket.com
wat.
 
2013-01-12 04:24:26 PM  

GBB: Nestchick: That article was written by a Girl Scout trying to get done with homework and get out and sell some cookies. 4 sentences passes for an article these days?

Was it 1 sentence paragraphs, too?

Cause those are awesome.


Yes.

It was.

Many articles these days are just a forgotten file on the web server.
 
2013-01-12 04:25:33 PM  
oi48.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-12 04:25:49 PM  

madgonad: There is no such thing as 'cookie selling season'. The factories that make the cookies are running 12 months a year and different districts sell at different times. My daughter was selling them in November and December. Part of the country is always selling them. You just have to make sure you are ready when your local dealer Girl Scout comes by with the wagon.


do they still go door to door? I figured that was taboo nowadays. I just placed my order with my lil cousin...can't wait for my thin mints and samoas.
Found out my friend's kid in PA sells them for $3.50, and I'm paying $4 here in NY...Honestly I'd pay a lot more, but I thought the prices were uniform.
 
2013-01-12 04:26:33 PM  
dryknife:

That little cookie pimp white bread Girl Scout is Mercedes McNabb...aka Harmony Kendall

Now I want cookies. Can't make up me mind...give me one of each. Tell ya what, better give me a couple more of each.
 
2013-01-12 04:26:50 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: cptjeff: Just take my farking money and give me my damn thin mints and peanut butter patties already. Why they can't sell these things year round is beyond me.

\Have found knockoffs before- Family Dollar I think. I need to see if they still carry them...

Because it's actually supposed to teach the girls about marketing, business, etc., while raising some money for the troop?  And in that sense, limited time only is pretty damn good, eh?  If they were on the shelves all damn year you wouldn't get so excited.  And if there was one season nationwide you'd know when to expect them.

/They are sold all year
//... somewhere in the country anyway


Artificial Scarcity! Other wise I'd be able to get a pound of that sweet Colombian stuff for about two bucks any time I wanted it.
 
2013-01-12 04:29:03 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: cptjeff: Just take my farking money and give me my damn thin mints and peanut butter patties already. Why they can't sell these things year round is beyond me.

\Have found knockoffs before- Family Dollar I think. I need to see if they still carry them...

Because it's actually supposed to teach the girls about marketing, business, etc., while raising some money for the troop?  And in that sense, limited time only is pretty damn good, eh?  If they were on the shelves all damn year you wouldn't get so excited.  And if there was one season nationwide you'd know when to expect them.

/They are sold all year
//... somewhere in the country anyway


I've heard that, but it's still crappy business practice. The demand for those things is high year round, but unfilled. Assign different troops in the district different months or something to spread it out, but right now there's substantial unfilled demand. If you want to teach 'em about marketing and business, teach them how to properly match supply to the demand.

Basically, I want my cookies, damnit!
 
2013-01-12 04:29:39 PM  
Knowing the lack of return, I give the local Girl Scouts a $20 as a donation every year.
 
2013-01-12 04:30:23 PM  
Samoas. Been hooked since they were called Jubilees.
 
2013-01-12 04:30:48 PM  
Maybe it is just me, but, Thin Mints don't taste as good as they did like 10-15 years ago... anyone know if the recipe changed?

But, my daughter is out right now selling in her full brownie uniform, so, good luck to all of them.
 
2013-01-12 04:31:28 PM  
It's all been downhill since they took the sugar off the shortbread cookies.

/Also, Kookaburras
 
2013-01-12 04:32:07 PM  

exvaxman: Knowing the lack of return, I give the local Girl Scouts a $20 as a donation every year.


Seriously, that's cool of you.

/there's plenty to criticize about the cookie selling, but it's been years upon years since I have and I don't have a kid, so I don't know details on how it's set up anymore
//but I would say the girls who got a table set up on our college campus - or their parents anyway - effing BRILLIANT
 
2013-01-12 04:32:22 PM  
Last time I got accosted by a troop of feral Girl Scouts I bought more cookies than I was actually wanting- I too was once a cookie-peddler.

Then I felt bad for buying all this 'not-good-for-your-diet' stuff, so I gave away most of it to the automotive section in my local Store That Must Not Be Named.

I get really good service...
 
2013-01-12 04:33:04 PM  

dletter: Maybe it is just me, but, Thin Mints don't taste as good as they did like 10-15 years ago... anyone know if the recipe changed?

But, my daughter is out right now selling in her full brownie uniform, so, good luck to all of them.


Pretty sure they changed a lot of the recipes with the transfat labeling requirements and more general health concerns. I've never been under the illusion that they were wholesome or healthy- they pump those things full of all sorts of crap. Tasty, tasty, crap.
 
2013-01-12 04:33:49 PM  

cptjeff: StreetlightInTheGhetto: cptjeff: Just take my farking money and give me my damn thin mints and peanut butter patties already. Why they can't sell these things year round is beyond me.

\Have found knockoffs before- Family Dollar I think. I need to see if they still carry them...

Because it's actually supposed to teach the girls about marketing, business, etc., while raising some money for the troop?  And in that sense, limited time only is pretty damn good, eh?  If they were on the shelves all damn year you wouldn't get so excited.  And if there was one season nationwide you'd know when to expect them.

/They are sold all year
//... somewhere in the country anyway

I've heard that, but it's still crappy business practice. The demand for those things is high year round, but unfilled. Assign different troops in the district different months or something to spread it out, but right now there's substantial unfilled demand. If you want to teach 'em about marketing and business, teach them how to properly match supply to the demand.

Basically, I want my cookies, damnit!


Girl Scout cookies are the NFL of deserts.   Could the NFL season be more than 1/3 of the year?    Probably.... but, then it wouldn't be as popular as it is if it was on almost all the time like baseball, basketball and hockey (when they aren't on strike).
 
2013-01-12 04:34:00 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-12 04:39:09 PM  
I found some cookies at Big Lots that tastes exactly like tagalongs. Pretty sure it's probably the same cookie but costs $2 instead of $5.
 
2013-01-12 04:40:52 PM  
Dear Girl Scouts of America,
It would be in your best interest to NOT sell cookies right after New years. Everyone is on a diet and broke. If you are going to charge 5 dollars a box then they better be organic and sold in April. LOL
Sincerely,
The Real World.
 
2013-01-12 04:44:38 PM  

dletter: Girl Scout cookies are the NFL of deserts. Could the NFL season be more than 1/3 of the year? Probably.... but, then it wouldn't be as popular as it is if it was on almost all the time like baseball, basketball and hockey (when they aren't on strike).


Talking to the wrong guy on that one. I barely watch or follow the NFL, and that's probably a big factor in why. If they spread the games out so I could watch on days other than Sunday (apart from the token monday night game) and you could get a wider variety of matchups on TV, so I could watch my team more often, I might pay more attention. As it is, I think I've only given them money once in my life, for a panthers that that I barely ever wear.

Basically, the more convenient it is for me to watch a game, the more likely I am to do it. Baseball is incredibly convenient, I can get something every night, and a national game about every other night. So the odds of there being something I want to watch on when I want to watch a game are much, much higher. Hockey? I don't watch every game, but they're often on weekday evenings when I don't have anything better to do, or better to watch. Football? The NFL wants you to build your life around them. No thanks. I'll watch a game when convenient, but since it's a short season with an incredibly limited variety of times to watch, I more often than not don't watch.
 
2013-01-12 04:47:25 PM  

UsikFark: GBB: Nestchick: That article was written by a Girl Scout trying to get done with homework and get out and sell some cookies. 4 sentences passes for an article these days?

Was it 1 sentence paragraphs, too?

Cause those are awesome.

Yes.

It was.

Many articles these days are just a forgotten file on the web server.


Touche. I'm cranky and I never had the Girl Scout experience because my Blue Bird troupe leader abducted me from school. She came to school and said my parents had said I should go with her, so I did.

I was really young and this was an adult I trusted so of course I got in the car. Eventually I got back to my parents but that was the end of scouting for me. It is so different these days. There was no trial or anything. So I'm bitter because I didn't get all the scouting skills *dammit I can't tie a knot) and all my sibings did it before me. (I am the last of four.)

So I'm not 100% behind scouting since it was weird and the mid-70s were weird and WTF was wrong with parents and the school?
 
2013-01-12 04:53:12 PM  
Just bought 6 boxes a couple hours ago from my neighbor.

/told wifey I bought 4
/win
 
2013-01-12 04:54:14 PM  

Suoretilbo: thinmints == grasshoppers


BWAHAHAHA! No.
 
2013-01-12 04:55:06 PM  
StreetlightInTheGhetto:

/They are sold all year
//... somewhere in the country anyway


Do you know where I can find the itinerary?

/Hey, I had friends who used to follow the Grateful Dead all over the country.  Following Girl Scout cookie sales isn't even half as dumb as that.
 
2013-01-12 04:55:52 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Pft, thinmints are OK, but the Samoas are where it's at. Now those things are like crack for me.


Oh, sweet zombie Jesus, yes.
 
2013-01-12 04:57:27 PM  
www.moxiebird.com

Wilderness girls!
 
2013-01-12 04:59:12 PM  
seriously overpriced.
 
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