Monday, March 17, 2008

Are they made of real Girl Scouts?

Sadly, I could not actually track down this clip online. Everyone should definitely go watch The Addams Family again, though.

I love Thin Mints. And Samoas (or whatever their new politically-correct name is). There were Girl Scouts at Walgreen's the other day (genius!), so I jumped at the chance to buy some, having previously lamented that I didn't think I'd have an opportunity to buy any cookies this year. And I'm certainly not the only one to have those thoughts. But I have to say I was a little disappointed to see Kate Harding's take over at Shapely Prose on all the cookie-mania*:

As I’m reading all this blog-talk about Girl Scout Cookies, I keep thinking of the non-American readers who must think either A) We have all lost our goddamned minds, or B) “Damn, those cookies must have solid gold in them!”

Dear non-American readers,

It’s A.

Love, Kate

Wrong and wrong. It's not SOLID gold, that would break your teeth, silly! It's liquid gold deliciousness that comes in the form of crack-laced chocolate. Obviously. I don't care if my desire for these cookies has more to do with a false sense of scarcity than their actual objective tastiness. Love 'em.

*Seriously though, do go read the actual post for a good take-down of the Girl Scouts' website's eating disorder-inducing advice to young girls.


  1. One of the kids I work with asked me the other day whether or not girl scouts actually made the cookies they sell. I replied that that would be child labor, so they just let godless robots in factories make them.

    He was not happy to hear that.

  2. I prefer my cookies to be made by Muslim robots, personally. I wonder if that could be arranged.