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2004/01/30 21:30:06 (permalink)

Girl Scout Cookies

I just got a notice that the girl scout cookies were for sale in our office. I really love those rascals but the one I like , I cannot remember the name of. They had cocunut, caramel, cookie, chocolate and were delicious. Me and my deceased dog, BOO split two boxes of these and enjoyed totally. I wish BOO was here today to do these cookies.

Very Sadly

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TNJ
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    KimChee43
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/01/30 21:37:07 (permalink)
    SUNDANCER: Sounds like "Samoas" to me. My favorite Girl Scout cookie, too, although very high in fat.
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/01/30 21:42:06 (permalink)
    Samoas it is and regardless of the fat, they are good. I have not had them in several years.

    Alas my poor long past dog "BOO" which I loved dearly, we both did the Samoas together. We had a box each.

    The Samoas uses to be better than they are today.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/01/31 00:53:40 (permalink)
    Boxes of GS cookies no longer weigh a pound. The box is the same size, but I think the weight is down to 12 ounces. I ordered 4 boxes of Thin Mints this week. I didn't get the price, but GS cookies are comparable to national brands, maybe less.

    I told a friend that I ordered 2 boxes for her, but she protested that she isn't eating cookies anymore.

    So, I said, "Well, okay."
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/01/31 05:02:37 (permalink)
    THIN MINTS!!!!
    THIN MINTSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
    THIIIINNNN MIINTTTTS!!!!!
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    Michael Stern
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/01/31 05:57:13 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by EliseT

    THIN MINTS!!!!
    THIN MINTSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
    THIIIINNNN MIINTTTTS!!!!!



    AAaaaammennnnnnnnnn!
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/01/31 08:39:25 (permalink)
    Samoas and Thin Mints...mmmmmmmmmm. Hey, I just read an article in one of the Philly papers that said the pricing varies a bit based on what each Girl Scout Council decides upon. Here in the suburbs of Philadelphia, they are either $3.50 a box or $3.00.
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/01/31 09:40:12 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by clothier

    Do you even ask how much they are? Don't you just mark "12" down on the thin mint line?


    [grin] Now here's someone after my own heart. [waiting anxiously for the cookies to go on sale in her office]

    quote:
    The most versatile cookie. Good frozen. Great crumbled into homemade ice cream. Crush them and use them as a crust for ice cream pie.


    ...or nibbled on slowly, or dunked in coffee...

    --Helen, drooling
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/01/31 12:21:04 (permalink)
    I'm partial to the chocolate peanut butter flavor. Beyond that, they don't do much for me.
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/01/31 21:06:02 (permalink)
    They have a new flavor this year called "Pinatas". They are attempting to be like a Mexican strawberry tart. I like 'em!
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/01/31 21:24:19 (permalink)
    I remember selling Girl Scout cookies back in the late '60s for 75 cents a box, and that was considered very expensive back then. I think the types of cookies were Trefoil Shortbread; Sandwich Cookies; Thin Mints; Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. There wasn't much of a selection at that time. Pretty basic cookies.
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/01/31 21:31:59 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by clothier

    you mean you have cookies already?

    You don't?? The little girl scouts are thicker than crickets down here right now. It's hard for me to resist them; they kinda melt my heart. I've already got a surplus in my pantry.
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/01 02:12:01 (permalink)
    They actually post this "Cookie Finder" so you can call your local council and ask when and where cookies will be in your neighborhood.

    http://www.girlscouts.org/councilfinder/

    Other interesting facts I learned on their site: All cookies are kosher. Thin mints are the only ones safe for people with peanut allergies.



    And now, I can finally give Mr. Stern a taste of his own "medicine" for making me drool over unreachable meals in the middle of the night:









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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/01 17:05:24 (permalink)
    I sincerely hope they do not continue to downgrade the Samoas. They are not the same as they use to be.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/02 13:05:31 (permalink)
    I like to freeze thin mints. This makes them last longer while melting in my mouth. About 3.5 seconds.
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/02 13:55:04 (permalink)
    I've ordered and will receive in February as well. Our order goes as follows:
    6 - thin mints
    1 - Samoa
    1 - All Abouts
    1 - Tagalong
    1 - Dosi-dos
    No pinatas here to purchase.
    That's kinda crazy, $35 for cookies. Oh well, the money is for a good cause.
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/02 14:58:07 (permalink)
    Girl Scount cookie info:

    http://www.girlscouts.org/about/cookie.html#revenue

    Paul E. Smith
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    renfrew
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/02 14:59:22 (permalink)
    some troop was selling them outside of walmart about a month ago...could this be a rogue contingent? I never thought it strange at the time, but there does seem to be a lot of cookie activity now...

    BTW I bought three boxes of thin mints.
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/02 15:15:16 (permalink)
    This is reminding me of a line from one of my favorite movies "The Addam's Family"!


    Are they made with real girl scouts? hee hee hee
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/02 18:02:09 (permalink)
    Reading these posts have made me realize what clothier was talking about the other night. I vaguely remember that back in Missouri, we may have pre-ordered Girl Scout cookies.

    Ever since I remember down here in Texas, though, we buy them directly from the little scouts. They set up card tables in front of stores, and we can buy whatever we want right there. My wife REALLY appreciates that she can get an "instant fix" of Caramel Delights.

    I also never knew that different areas have different flavors of cookies. We can't get Samoas here, so I assumed they weren't made anymore. And I've never even heard of those last 3 that Rusty mentioned. Nice to know that regional cuisine also encompasses GS cookies! Sorry to hear you can't get Pinatas down there, Rusty; they are GOOD.
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/02 19:01:59 (permalink)
    Bushie: what is a pinatas? I did not realize that cookies were regionalized.

    Thanks
    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/02 20:05:09 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    Bushie: what is a pinatas? I did not realize that cookies were regionalized.

    I didn't either, Sundance, but from reading the posts, it's obvious that I can't buy some of the cookies that others can. Here's the scoop on the Pinatas:
    http://www.girlscoutcookiesabc.com/atc/pinatas.asp
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/02 20:12:18 (permalink)
    Thanks Bushie: By the site listed group of cookies, it did not mention Samoas. I wonder if that means they will not offer them. The description of the cookie I mentioned sounds real good. Unfortunately it has never been offered around East TN. I have been a regular purchaser for at least 30 years.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/02 20:50:13 (permalink)
    Here in our area, the girl scouts were out 4 months ago and I believe that our orders started coming in one month ago...........did you ever see a whole shelf of a freezer filled with girl scout cookies.........we just cannot resist those sweet and earnest little sales gals! (We have enough thin mints to last the whole year, plus plenty of others.
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/03 07:14:40 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by EliseT

    THIN MINTS!!!!
    THIN MINTSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
    THIIIINNNN MIINTTTTS!!!!!


    "I second that emotion!"
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/03 07:25:00 (permalink)
    How cool--thier site says they are all made by union workers with American ingrediants and packaged in American made packaging! And kosher to boot!
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/07 02:04:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by renfrew

    some troop was selling them outside of walmart about a month ago...could this be a rogue contingent? I never thought it strange at the time, but there does seem to be a lot of cookie activity now...

    BTW I bought three boxes of thin mints.
    as the father of a brownie, from what i understand, each troop has an allotted time to sell cookies during the year, and they can be penalized if caught selling before they are allowed to. this seems to pretty much guarantee cookie sales somewhere in a general geographic area practically year-round. so i don't think you saw anything underhanded going on, it was just that group of girl's turn. you know, "just when i thought i was out of the cookies....they drag me back in!" pretty good marketing if you ask me.
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/07 08:32:40 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Bushie

    They have a new flavor this year called "Pinatas". They are attempting to be like a Mexican strawberry tart. I like 'em!


    I haven't seen these, and I've ordered from two neighborhood girls separately. Say, do you have a daughter selling? Those sound good.
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/07 10:58:34 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    Thanks Bushie: By the site listed group of cookies, it did not mention Samoas. I wonder if that means they will not offer them. The description of the cookie I mentioned sounds real good. Unfortunately it has never been offered around East TN. I have been a regular purchaser for at least 30 years.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN


    It looks to me like they re-named the Samoas and they are now called Carmel deLites. I bought a box last year and I agree with you that they are not as good as they used to be. It's like they are a lot thinner than before or something. Anyways, they were not like I remebered them. This year, I am sticking with the Thins Mints and the Peanut Butter sandwich cookies.
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    RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/07 12:05:06 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Vince Macek

    quote:
    Originally posted by Bushie

    They have a new flavor this year called "Pinatas". They are attempting to be like a Mexican strawberry tart. I like 'em!


    I haven't seen these, and I've ordered from two neighborhood girls separately. Say, do you have a daughter selling? Those sound good.

    No, my daughter isn't a scout anymore, but one day recently I asked one of the girls selling cookies if there were any new flavors this year. She picked up a box of Pinatas and showed it to me; they sounded good, so I bought a box. Maybe they are just a regional thing??
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