Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Girl Scout Mania!

Late winter...enter one of my favorite times of the year (besides it being freezing!): Girl Scout Cookie time!!! (As a side note...don't you always feel sorry for those freezing little girls and their mothers standing outside of Walmart selling their cookies?? Why don't you let them stand inside!!?)

Yummy Thin Mints (great in the freezer!)

Were any of you girls Girl Scouts?? I was a little daisy, then a brownie....but I can't remember if I made it to junior status or not. I was definitely a quitter. Our group was super lame and we didn't do anything but go to the Benjamin Harrison home like 5 times a year...which is also totally lame...especially when you're young and have no reason to appreciate it (let's be honest...I would so not appreciate it now!).

Selling the cookies (okay...eating them) was my very favorite part. One year I won a trip to Kings Island because I sold over a certain number of cookies! It was so much fun. I do remember having to wear these ugly purple and yellow matching shirts so our whole group would match though. Did I mention our group was lame?

Trefoils, my attempt at being somewhat healthy

I was also just thinking about how my mom would totally let me go all over the neighborhood by myself selling the stuff door to door. Well....those days are GONE! Trick-or-treating and selling Girl Scout Cookies will never be the same. How sad!

Well about two weeks ago, I spotted these lovely Girl Scouts in Heinens and I knew the cookies I ordered were on their way!! I try not to go super over the top because of the whole diet and all...blah blah I just ordered 4 boxes. My faves are the Samoas, Tagalongs, and the Trefoils. Unfortunately over the years, I have discovered that the Tagalongs are just too much of a temptation for me. They are super bad for you calorie wise and I am addicted to peanut butter and chocolate (ask Matt...who has come home to a jar of peanut butter and a bag of chocoalte chips sitting next to me on the couch many a days!) so I can no longer purchase these :( I did, however, purchase two boxes of Samoas, a box of Thin Mints (Matty's fave), and a box of Trefoils. Remember when they were like $2. Well now they're $'s outrageous...but obviously I don't care enough to not buy them.

How could you not sit down and eat a whole box of these??

And guess what...?? They arrived today!! I have already had two Samoas! I couldn't even wait until I got home from work :)


What are your favorite cookies??


suburban prep said...


d.a.r. said...

It is so weird how some parts of the country call them samoas, and others call them caramel delites. My box even says "Caramel Delites"! They are my absolute faves, but I also love the thin mints :)

La vie est belle! said...

Oh...the Thin Mints are my absolute FAVORITE!!!!

Mandy Rose said...

I am obsessed with girl scout cookies! No one even asked me to buy any this year??? WTF? I am gonna have to hunt down this little girls and make them sell me some!

Mandy Rose said...

I am obsessed with girl scout cookies! No one even asked me to buy any this year??? WTF? I am gonna have to hunt down this little girls and make them sell me some!

Island Girl said...

I was a girl scout, but I haven't bought cookies in years! I loved the peanut butter kind - when I was in there were two kinds of PB cookies. I don't even know if they still have them, but they're so good!!

Adventures in Newlywed said...

Of course the most nutritionally unhealthy cookie is my favorite...Tagalongs, you are my kryptonite :)

Mrs. Nurse said...

I could eat Saoma's by the box!

kisses and cupcakes said...

love your blog : )
and girl....that means that GIRL SCOUT COOKIE ICE CREAM IS COMING TOO! have you tried it?
enjoy your day - i'll be back for more!
kisses and cupcakes,

LillySue said...

This year Girl Scout Cookies are one of my big pet peeves!! I LOVE them, don't get me wrong, But....They still bake them with hydrogenated fats. This stuff will kill you! If Newman can make his stuff without it, then I'll be darned, the Company that you know makes money off the Girl Scouts can bake theirs without it!! This is a big fund raiser for those little gals and they should be able to sell their cookies with pride! Maybe if we all emailed the cookie company and told them to get their butts in gear, we could eat Samoa's more guilt free next year! I'm stepping off my box now....
Blessings- LillySue