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It's girl scout cookie time

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  • karenscfldkarenscfld Member Posts: 38 Member Member Posts: 38 Member
    Fortunately I have no taste for girl scout cookies in the least. I find them kind of gross actually. Way over processed. Lucky me!
  • hmhill17hmhill17 Member Posts: 282 Member Member Posts: 282 Member
    My daughter is selling them this year. We bought 10 boxes...
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 4,412 Member Member Posts: 4,412 Member
    hmhill17 wrote: »
    My daughter is selling them this year. We bought 10 boxes...

    We had a client come in yesterday with her kid aged entourage and I came so close to asking if they were girl scouts 😀 My boss buys like maybe $150 worth of cookies a year.

    I still buy from random troops camped out in front of my grocery store, tho.
  • Gisel2015Gisel2015 Member Posts: 3,231 Member Member Posts: 3,231 Member
    NovusDies wrote: »
    I hate GS cookies. I dread being put on the spot to buy any of them.

    You can buy a box and have it shipped to soldiers overseas. I find that's a great option sometimes.

    I have done this in the past when my granddaughter was a girl scout and sold the cookies.
  • NovusDiesNovusDies Member, Premium Posts: 7,750 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,750 Member
    NovusDies wrote: »
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    I have never eaten one of those. For the most part I hate coconut flakes.

    I'm not sure we can be friends anymore. ;)

    How do you feel about margaritas?

    I love margaritas. I have cut back on my alcohol these days so do not think I will be drinking enough to start eating gs cookies.

    I have tried to like them. I see everyone raving about them but to me the worst store bought cookie is still better.
  • Chef_BarbellChef_Barbell Member Posts: 5,741 Member Member Posts: 5,741 Member
    karenscfld wrote: »
    Fortunately I have no taste for girl scout cookies in the least. I find them kind of gross actually. Way over processed. Lucky me!

    :laugh: 🙄🙄🙄
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 4,412 Member Member Posts: 4,412 Member
    NovusDies wrote: »
    NovusDies wrote: »
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    I have never eaten one of those. For the most part I hate coconut flakes.

    I'm not sure we can be friends anymore. ;)

    How do you feel about margaritas?

    I love margaritas. I have cut back on my alcohol these days so do not think I will be drinking enough to start eating gs cookies.

    I have tried to like them. I see everyone raving about them but to me the worst store bought cookie is still better.

    They basically *are* the store bought cookies. One of the bakeries, Little Brownie Bakers, is a subsidiary of Keebler.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,442 Member Member Posts: 5,442 Member
    NovusDies wrote: »
    NovusDies wrote: »
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    I have never eaten one of those. For the most part I hate coconut flakes.

    I'm not sure we can be friends anymore. ;)

    How do you feel about margaritas?

    I love margaritas. I have cut back on my alcohol these days so do not think I will be drinking enough to start eating gs cookies.

    I have tried to like them. I see everyone raving about them but to me the worst store bought cookie is still better.

    Oddly enough I have no taste for most store bought cookies (they never attract me, I never buy them), but I do like some girl scout cookies. I sold them back in the day, so I'm sure it's sentimental. I love buying a few yearly, and I would never want to stop enjoying them, although they also are not a food I have trouble moderating.
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  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,581 Member Member Posts: 1,581 Member
    I think it's also a factor for me that they are not always available. I can get Oreos at any store, but I can't just pick up a box of Thin Mints whenever I want them. It makes it seem more like a special treat.
  • aries68mcaries68mc Member Posts: 168 Member Member Posts: 168 Member
    Didn't buy any last year, but this year I got 1 mint and 1 trefoil from a co-worker's daughter. Still unopened here in one of my drawers at work. Will probably take one home and put it in the freezer tonight and leave the other one at work. Will have to avoid the little dealers (LOL) when they have their booths at the grocery over the next few weeks.
  • aries68mcaries68mc Member Posts: 168 Member Member Posts: 168 Member
    So, looking at my boxes - thin mints are 160 calories for a 4 cookie serving size and the trefoils are 160 calories for a 5 cookie serving size. Easy enough for me to moderate and not eat one entire sleeve in one sitting like I would in the past!
  • The313The313 Member Posts: 2,559 Member Member Posts: 2,559 Member
    If it helps sway your decision at all, they may be the most delicious things on the planet, but that industry is one of the single most consumers of palm oil in the world. Clearcutting rainforests for palm plantations. I try to tell my self that for every box I don't buy I'm saving an orangutan. Sometimes it helps...

    Actually... some Girl Scouts tackled this issue. They only use palm oil from companies that had adopted zero-deforestation policies now.

    http://www.speakingchange.org/scouts/

    I like to think of it less as buying a box of cookies and more about funding the next generation of movers and shakers. :smile:
  • SaraKim17SaraKim17 Member Posts: 1,301 Member Member Posts: 1,301 Member
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  • gothchiqgothchiq Member Posts: 4,546 Member Member Posts: 4,546 Member
    I turn them away because i have the 'beetus. :(
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,746 Member Member Posts: 3,746 Member
    gothchiq wrote: »
    I turn them away because i have the 'beetus. :(

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  • skelterhelterskelterhelter Member Posts: 688 Member Member Posts: 688 Member
    Yes, love them all but my top three are Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs.
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 4,412 Member Member Posts: 4,412 Member
    Ok, so I really don't like mint so never had a thin mint. One day, at work, I was desperate for some chocolate. Like REALLY desperate. So I tried a thin mint. I planned on eating around the outside and just getting the chocolate but one nibble and ewwwwwwwwwww the mint is strong in that one.

    I couldn't get the taste out of my mouth all day.

    The end.
  • MikePTYMikePTY Member, Premium Posts: 3,823 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,823 Member
    No girl scout cookies in my country 😭
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