Archive for February 17th, 2009

Defeated By a Cookie

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

I love Girl Scout cookies.  Not all of them, actually.  Just Thin Mints. There is nothing out there that is just like a Thin Mint. Substitutes won’t do.  You can only get them once a year.  I buy a case.

They can be frozen.  Think you have to wait for them to thaw?  Of course not, they’re great straight out of the freezer.  They can be crumbled on ice cream.  They can be given as gifts, because while you might not give your friend Oreos for her birthday, a true Thin Mint lover will know that giving up a box is a real sacrifice.

A serving is one whole sleeve.  Oh, I know the box says something silly like four cookies.  Everyone knows they lie.  The only way to stop at four cookies is to leave the sleeve in the freezer.  That way you have to exercise by walking to the kitchen to get another cookie.

In general, I’m pretty unhappy with the policies and practices of the Girl Scouts. I don’t have a problem with local troops, but the larger organization seems to have abandoned traditional values in pursuit of trendiness.  I’m glad my daughters are past the Girl Scout stage.  I’d think twice now about allowing them to be part of that larger organization.  I want to follow my conscience and withdraw my support.

But I’m defeated by Thin Mints.