Mar 8, 2010 at 9:20 am #1256203
This time of the year, for weeks on end, girl scouts are out in full force. There's just no escaping them! OK, so they don't physically force you to buy their cookies, but you know you pretty much have to…
Saw this on another forum. A picture says a thousand words about consequences…Mar 8, 2010 at 9:32 am #1583527
@alifeoutdoorsLocale: Iron River, WI
Ben you almost owe me a new monitor. It's covered in coffee from where I choked laughing. Hilarious.
CheersMar 8, 2010 at 9:41 am #1583531
Too Funny!!Mar 8, 2010 at 5:39 pm #1583740
Anyone know anything about the company that makes these 'girl scout' cookies?? I vaguely recall reading about some pretty hefty profit margins!Mar 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm #1583764
Several companies make them.
PS And those cookies are evil. Just ate a sleeve of thin mints this afternoon. Well just I'll have to go out in the this weekend and work off the evil!Mar 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm #1583777
Mmmmm Thin Mints, Thanks now you've done it.Mar 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm #1583779
Them Thin Mints are poison, I tell ya!!!
From the other forum:Mar 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm #1583785
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Looks like a good amount of calories for the weight with a kicker.Mar 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm #1583843
And those cookies are evil. Just ate a sleeve of thin mints this afternoon. Well just I'll have to go out in the this weekend and work off the evil!
Thin Mints are enjoyable … but it's Samoa's that are my downfall.Mar 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm #1583847
I have one in the house. Boxes everywhere.
In the USA there are two licensed bakers- each local council can choose which to buy from. ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers- each is owned by a big food conglomerate.
In our area the price is $4 per box. The wholesale price FOB the bakery is about $0.90; transportation and distribution about $0.25; prizes for the girls about $0.10. That leaves $2.75 profit of which my daughter's troop gets $0.75 and the local council gets $2.00.
Some of the council's profit goes to marketing supplies, but generally by using volunteers to do most of the work- plus grocery stores and employers letting people sell makes it a very efficient way to finance the many beneficial programs for Girl Scouts and their communities. (How's that for spin?)Mar 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm #1583868
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
Little Brownie Bakers is the bakery associated with the recent recall of Chalet Lemon Cremes – it's actually a "stock recovery" – due to off flavors allegedly associated with one of the oils used.Mar 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm #1583869
Thanks for the info. The margin in favor of the scouts is actually better than I thought — which is of course a good thing.Mar 8, 2010 at 9:33 pm #1583871
Could they have gotten a creepier looking girl?Mar 8, 2010 at 9:42 pm #1583876
@butukiLocale: Kanto Plain, Japan
What??? The girl-scouts don't bake their own cookies? I thought that was part of the whole reason for them going around selling the da*nedd things? As part of their badges thingie. What is the world coming to?
Edit: Wow! So it's okay to write "terrorist" (a far more dangerous word today), but not "da*n"?!?! Boy, talk about prudish!Mar 9, 2010 at 9:52 am #1584024
@chadnscLocale: Duluth, Minnesota
"Thin Mints are enjoyable … but it's Samoa's that are my downfall."
Oh god, Samoa's, now those are the cookie version of an eight ball. :)Mar 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm #1584190
It should be noted that Girls Scout cookies exceed the 125 calories per ounce standard for ultralight nutrition … ranging from 130 to 159!
source: http://www.girlscoutcookies.org/Mar 10, 2010 at 7:52 am #1584540
"It should be noted that Girls Scout cookies exceed the 125 calories per ounce standard for ultralight nutrition … ranging from 130 to 159!"
a dap of peanut butter will take those babies north of 130.
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