It’s Girl Scout cookie season. Well, almost. In the Greater Atlanta area, cookie sales can officially begin tomorrow. Get ready to be tempted by the likes of coconutty Samoas, peanut-butter-chocolate Tagalongs and the ever-popular Thin Mint.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting this year, a new cookie, Savannah Smiles, will be included in the list of sweet treats. The cookie is named after the birthplace of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low and is described in the sales guide as “bite-sized, lemon-wedge cookies dusted in powdered sugar and bursting with zesty lemon flavor.” About 28 are packed in each box and they contain zero grams of trans fats per serving.
While pre-orders begin tomorrow, you won’t get your fix until mid-February when the orders come in. Look for little scouts to be stationed outside your local grocery stores and eateries at about the same time.
According to the sales guide, about 76% of each $3.50 box of cookies supports girls. Here’s the breakdown of how the money is used:
In addition to using cookie sales to support programming, the Girl Scouts use them as an opportunity to teach goal setting, money management, people skills, decision making and business ethics.
I’ll take one of each, please.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog