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Did you order any Girl Scout Cookies this year?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on February 20, 2007

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Photo of Jim Parente

“They have a chart at Audio-Reader that I meant to sign. They’re probably on their way. I’m going to try and order more if I still can. I usually like to get the Thin Mints.”

Photo of Leslie Hansen

“No, I haven’t. I try to avoid the sweets. I’m a baker, so I don’t need any more cookies in my life.”

Photo of Donna Writt

“Oh yes. I have a granddaughter, so I ordered a lot. I even took the form to work so other people could. I got the Caramel deLites, Thin Mints, shortbread and chocolate and peanut butter. You’ve got to have peanut butter.”

Photo of Jake Pfannenstiel

“Yeah. My neighbor is in Girl Scouts, so I ordered some from her. I can’t eat them during wrestling season, so I freeze them for later. You don’t even have to thaw the mint ones out.”

Comments

jonas 8 years, 3 months ago

I have restocked my standard dozen, though. I was running low.

sgtwolverine 8 years, 3 months ago

Jonas, you're beginning to sound like H_L.

Actually, I'm eager to see if he'll chime in on today's question.

jonas 8 years, 3 months ago

No, I find the Girl Scouts themselves to be much, much tastier. Especially mixed with chocolate and peanut butter.

sgtwolverine 8 years, 3 months ago

I like Girl Scout cookies -- especially when they're made with real Girl Scouts! -- but no, I didn't have the opportunity to order any. I might not have had the money for it anyway.

But I would have ordered the Caramel Delites and the Thin Mints.

irishblues 8 years, 3 months ago

MMMM, peanut butter sandwich cookies...2 sleeves, about 20 cookies, for $3.50 a box.....I order from two or three different kids. Gotta buy the mints for my brother, and my sons, but those pb's are MINE. Dang things were 50 Cents a box when I sold em.

Linda Aikins 8 years, 3 months ago

My security hardware does not allow cookies. Sorry.

(yes - about 12 boxes....co-workers, you know....)

ohjayhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

irishblues - I'm with you on the peanut butter sandwich cookies!!! I love those things. I haven't found anyone to order from though.

trinity 8 years, 3 months ago

oh R_I, those lil' scouts selling cookies is part of the fabric of american society! do you hate norman rockwell too??

just joshin' ya, lol...i ordered six boxes&am still waiting on the last two, the friendship whateverwhatevers; the ones with the zoo animals&chocolate coated on the back, i've already devoured the peanut butter chocolate ones&the caramel delights! :)

CindiCat 8 years, 3 months ago

Ordered them (10 boxes @ $3.00 EACH), got them on Saturday and keeping them somewhere that I can't find them right away :) LOVE the thin mints

Kuku_Kansas 8 years, 3 months ago

I love my thin mints!! Ordered one box though.

RonBurgandy 8 years, 3 months ago

Ordered 3 boxes from a door to door girl scout and then the wife orders another 3 boxes from work. We received them about a month ago though, only 1 box of thin mints and have a box of caramel delights left.

acg 8 years, 3 months ago

Yes, between all of my friends with little girls, you can hardly say no. And if you order from one, you have to order from the other ones. Not like I'm upset about it though. I love the thin mints, especially in ice cream or with coffee. Mmmm.

tim_hardaway 8 years, 3 months ago

I love eating girl scout cookies every morning along with a hot cup of liberal green tea while im driving in my volvo on the way to work. I would love to keep writing but i got a war protest that i have to attend! booyah baby!!

Flap Doodle 8 years, 3 months ago

Today is also the birthday of Enzo Ferrari. VROOM! VROOM!

Ceallach 8 years, 3 months ago

Indeed! I've had an ongoing war with the Peanut Butter Sandwiches for several decades now. Thus far I've been victorious. . not one of them have survived. I'm looking forward to this year's campaign. I usually order some of the "lesser" cookies and bring them to work for the students, but the PBS box is all mine!

Everyone is Lawrence will have the opportunity to buy them from a multitude of tables that will be set up around town. GS Cookies for those missed during the sales phase. The cookie proceeds benefit the local troop in general and helps individual girls earn discounts for summer camps.

This has been a public service announcement :)

sourpuss 8 years, 3 months ago

I just don't think the cookies are as tasty as they once were. The textures have changed and the flavors are not as rich. As well, the cookies themselves are much smaller, and yet the price goes up and up. The troops make so little from each box. Frankly, if I just gave the troop $3.00, they'd have more money than if I bought a dozen boxes.

I really loved the cookies when I was selling them myself (though I hated selling them) but around the early 90s they just weren't as good anymore. Plasticky and small...

sgtwolverine 8 years, 3 months ago

R_I, I may not be able to hide behind Girl Scout cookies, but I can certainly hide a few in me!

acg, a couple years ago I remember a company coming out with Girl Scout cookie ice cream. I think it was Edy's. They had thin mint ice cream (thin mint cookies in chocolate mint ice cream) and something with caramel delites (which was even more amazing if you ate around the cookies -- then you had a pile of caramel delite pieces in the bottom of the bowl!). They had another one, too, but those two were my favorites. So good.

KSChick1 8 years, 3 months ago

If anyone needs cookies, email me from here. I can get you whatever you want! They are $3.50 a box and I found out from the Kaw Valley Council that 52-53 cents from each box stays with the troop.

Flap Doodle 8 years, 3 months ago

Pancake race in Liberal, KS today. Whoopie!

tim_hardaway 8 years, 3 months ago

nobody even cares about some stupid pancake race you bunch of stupid liberals.

Ceallach 8 years, 3 months ago

Good catch, RI, just proves all PBSes are not created equal. Give me the cookies everytime. What with expanded basic and all I watch more animal planet, discovery, sci-fi, than I do PB Station. The PBS political agenda seems to increase each year. Even watching the predatory animals stalking helpless little what-evers is preferable.

Linda Endicott 8 years, 3 months ago

I don't buy them at all anymore. Too damn expensive, and you don't get that many cookies in a box.

I'm with sourpuss. Just donate the money to your local troop, and then they get ALL of that $3.

Only $.53? That's pitiful.

But then, I grew up in an era where the only cost you had to join the girl scouts was the price of the uniform. And even that wasn't totally required to join.

You paid dues every week. And it wasn't a small fortune.

Sen_Fudgepack 8 years, 3 months ago

When I think of girl scout cookies, I think of SOYLENT GREEN...

sgtwolverine 8 years, 3 months ago

"The PBS political agenda seems to increase each year. Even watching the predatory animals stalking helpless little what-evers is preferable."

I believe you just accurate described any person or organization with an overt political agenda.

hawklet21 8 years, 3 months ago

i don't need to order 'em, i've got the post-sale hookup. but for now i'm going to trinity's house to eat all of her CoOkIEs!!!!!!!!!!!!! (::)

Ceallach 8 years, 3 months ago

sgt, I've discovered that my job greatly hinders my ability to post adequately proofed text :)

Sen_Fudgepack 8 years, 3 months ago

I think the thin mints are a product of using a cookie cutter on a Sudanese...

acg 8 years, 3 months ago

I can't believe there was girl scout cookie ice cream and I missed it! Just my luck. :(

prpltoes 8 years, 3 months ago

I don't order girl scout cookies because only 50 cents stay with the troup. If a scout comes up and asks me to order cookies I make a donation to her troop, usually $1 sometimes $2. I don't buy cookies or make donations if a scouts adult brings the form to work. I don't give in to the ambush tables at local grocery stores, but occasionally they will get a donation from me. For those of you who just can't live without thin mints... try keebler grasshoppers. Same cookie, different box.

sgtwolverine 8 years, 3 months ago

Ceal, I agree: that job thing really gets in the way. But I'll be out of a job in two weeks, so it won't be around to get in my way for much longer.

sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

"Norman Rockwell helped to create the facade of the happy-face American way of life. He painted a lie." -RI

RI, does this include the painting he did of a six year old Ruby Bridges as she made her way to an "all white" public school? Sorry, you can't mess with my man Norman Rockwell. Actually, he did more paintings as such, but pop culture likes "puppies in baskets."

Cookies: No. I do agree w/ RI about the pimping of the cookies. When the troop gets so little of the actual money, I'd rather just donate.

RonBurgandy 8 years, 3 months ago

I think they still make the girl scout cookie ice cream, but it's only available around this time of year...

http://www.edys.com/brand/Grand/flavor.asp?b=134&f=2310

sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

sgt, out of a job in 2 weeks? I can offer you one. All you have to do is move to KS and learn to enjoy 102* with 100% humidity. Oh, and lots of dirt. Sound appealing? I could throw in a Klondike bar as a signing bonus.

sgtwolverine 8 years, 3 months ago

Ooh ooh! A Klondike bar! I'm there. It doesn't matter if I do hate heat and humidity. A Klondike bar makes everything better.

No, actually, sue, I'm going to take this opportunity to get a bit more into photography and have only a part-time job to have some steady income. I figure the opportunity is presenting itself, so I might as well see if I can make anything of it.

trinity 8 years, 3 months ago

hah hawklet!!! keep your grubby lil' mitts OFFA my cookies! oh by the way there's german chocolate cake in the fridge&some chocolate chip cookies (made by yours truly) on the counter at home, as we speak! ;) hahahaaaaaaaaaa! :D

hey y'all, you do know that if you peruse the keebler elf selections-also nabisco i think-they both make cookies that are just darn near the exact same thing as thin mints, the peanut butter ones, etc; sometimes cookie shopping does pay off! :)

sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

trinity, would you save me a piece of the german choc cake?

sgt, well, shoot!

trinity 8 years, 3 months ago

sure ss! that is, if hawklet doesn't beat ya to it; you know how them young'uns are! :)

here ya go hawklet; some cookies, SPECIAL cookies, just for you! (::) (::) (::) (::) weird cookies, yayy!

beatrice 8 years, 3 months ago

RI: "We can not hide behind Norman Rockwell covers and Girl Scout cookies."

Well, actually we can. We just need a very large stack of them in order to do so. And if the stack of Saturday Evening Posts is large enough, we can feed on the cookies and stay hidden for days.

Linda Aikins 8 years, 3 months ago

I love how cookie people call other people cookies in order to not be looked upon as cookies themselves. Or some cookie thing like that. Cookie people.

sgtwolverine 8 years, 3 months ago

A+, Gootsie. A+.

Also, it's not nice to try to make me laugh at work.

KSChick1 8 years, 3 months ago

don't be hatin on the cookies and the scouts

it's not the scouts fault how much the cookies cost or how many there are in a box, or how much of the cost stays with each troop

get off your bitchin a**es and support some kids!

"Girl Scout Cookies: At least they're not CRACK"

samsnewplace 8 years, 3 months ago

No, it's a good cause though and you have to basically consider it a donation to the scouts, because each year the prices go up and the cookies are fewer. When my girls were in scouts I always helped donate, now i'll help my granddaughters one day.

Bone777 8 years, 3 months ago

I usually buy a few cases and then stand outside of the KU games and scalp them for $10 a box.

I hope Lew is not reading this...

sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

sgt, what do you care if you laugh at work? Your outta there in 2 weeks. Laugh away! (make them miss you)

trinity 8 years, 3 months ago

COOKIEEEEEEEEE, lol...gootsie you rock.

heck, my grandson-who is now 4-dubbed me "cookie gramma" 3 or so years ago, when he was first speaking! guess maybe it's 'cos i always tried to have home made cookies on hand. i take this gramma stuff pretty seriously!

acg 8 years, 3 months ago

Ya'll are crazy. I generally agree with the tone of this room full of nuts and fruits, but there's no way on this green earth that nabisco or keebler will ever create a cookie that's as good as the thin mint. To me, KSChick, thin mints ARE crack. Mmmm, good crack.

Ceallach 8 years, 3 months ago

RI, you are too young to be such a fuddy-duddy!! Cup of warm milk, sleeve of peanut butter sandwiches, enough time to relax and enjoy (of course you MUST dunk the cookies) and in no time at all you will be a convert.

sgt, photography is something you and our_sue have in common. I enjoy photography myself, if I am ever able to retire (and still have a house and food :) I plan to learn more about it.

GS Cookies are fundamental to the development of great minds. The tables that will miraculously appear on Wescoe Beach will be flooded with hawklets standing in line, hoping their favorite is still there when they reach the table. Because they are legally adults we can't tell them, but they really are just big babies testing their wings. When I retire I will miss my hawklets!!

Linda Aikins 8 years, 3 months ago

I personally think it's a great way for girl scouts' mothers to learn how to sell and collect money and distribute product.

(don't "yell" at me - I'm sure some of the girls actually do the work....)

trinity 8 years, 3 months ago

i dunno goots, when i was a girl scout momma i know i had my hands full&was EVER so glad when cookie time was OVER. same holds true for the friend from whose daughter i bought 'em this year! :p

angelkids 8 years, 3 months ago

I forgot to order some thin mints damn, those are my absolute favorite cookie every.

trinity 8 years, 3 months ago

LOL prospector...

now, wasn't that a shame that so many wasted $ on black t-shirts?? ;) must be some kinda shroud for bramlege...

Ceallach 8 years, 3 months ago

So true, prospector. Kicked butt and took names, how sweet it was!!!! At least KSU fans planned ahead and showed up in their mourning shirts :)

southerngirl 8 years, 3 months ago

I did not see one single girl scout selling cookies here in the mid south this year. I did not get my annual fix of thin mints and I am sick about it. Isn't one sleeve a serving size on those. I can eat at least 2 servings in a sitting-esp when they are fresh out of the freezer. I heard they were $3.50 a box this year!! I know it's charity and all, but they should start issuing those girls a mask and gun with their order forms-geez! Maybe there will be an additional marksmanship badge. I'll bet inmate would sign up to sell cookies then!

Flap Doodle 8 years, 3 months ago

TOB, I hadn't been to that particular establishment. Did get some yummy crab gumbo at a place over on Gessner last weekend. Anyhoo, since I work at a hospital, I get all sorts of shots & stuff as part of my regular health coverage. I'm now immune to Dutch Elm Disease.

sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

RI, All of the interesting artists have dimensions. "Disturbing" is a subjective term. Good for you that art tends to be subjective. I'm going to recommend a nice evening for you curling up with a Wayne Thiebaud "pastry painting." If you can find anything disturbing in a piece of cake...have at it! (I have no doubt you probably can.) :)

beatrice 8 years, 3 months ago

RI: "Rockwell's work often has disturbing dimensions."

I have not seen this to be true. I think the canvases are usually around 42" x 44", while illustrations tend to be around 12" x 16." Those dimensions shouldn't be considered too disturbing by any standard. They are an average easel size.

The fact that his work has sold for more than $15 million at auction -- now that is disturbing.

beatrice 8 years, 3 months ago

Sue, Theibaud's cakes are all about American consumerism and mass production. He isn't showing home-cooked cakes made with love, but cakes made from packaged ingredients. Very disturbing, if you ask me.

Hoover -- no friend of mine, although I really was making a vacuum cleaner joke that people took way too seriously. I had a laugh at the laughing people who laugh at laughers. Or whatever it was I wrote.

dajudge 8 years, 3 months ago

The Girl Scouts changed the recipe for their cookies this year to eliminate trans fats. That's one reason they don't taste the same as before. They are made in large commercial cookie bakeries, and those same bakeries make cookies for Keebler, Nabisco, et.al. so, they, of course have cookies very similar to the GS ones, but just a little different. You'll find them on the grocery store shelves and if you shut your eyes, they taste pretty much the same. It's like Bud Light vs. Natty Lite.

sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

bea, and probably soylent green! (And that should calm RI down.)

RI, step away from the Collier works...they will just get you all worked up!

dajudge 8 years, 3 months ago

By the way, I don't buy cookies, GS or any others. I go more for the mashed potatoes and gravy stuff. Savory. Oh, I'll make them sometimes when people are coming, but not to have around. Gotta stick to the salads, fruits, and veggies. Getting ready for Walk Kansas.

happyone 8 years, 3 months ago

I haven't bought any as of yet this year. This is the first year that I have not been a cookie manager for 2 troops here in town since both my girls decided scouting wasn't for them. But the peanut butter sandwich are the absolute best.

I don't mind the girls selling the cookies near as much as the Boy scouts who seem to be selling stuff all year and it's never any good. At least the Girl Scouts only sell for a very short time frame.

Remember this is how they earn all the money for their troop activities for the entire year. The money they earn also pays for summer camps for the girls of parents that can't afford to let them go otherwise. It also teaches them how to budget money and how to make decisions about money. Many troops give a large portion of their proceeds to charitable organizations as well. So, if you for what ever reason don't want to purchase cookies at least donate a buck or two.

Linda Aikins 8 years, 3 months ago

Damn, Bea! Good one!!!

Did you need to explain it to R_I?

Linda Endicott 8 years, 3 months ago

Happyone, I always donate whenever I see the cookie stand at Wal-Mart.

I never buy the cookies, though. I'd rather all the money went to the troop.

Heck, I always donate to the Salvation Army at Christmastime, too...and they don't even promise you food.

kj 8 years, 3 months ago

I would order but I can never find a girl scout.

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