Thursday, January 15, 2009

Are they made from real Girl Scouts?

Girl Scout: Is this made from real lemons?
Wednesday: Yes.
Girl Scout: I only like all-natural foods and beverages, organically grown, with no preservatives. Are you sure they're real lemons?
Pugsley: Yes.
Girl Scout: Well, I'll tell you what. I'll buy a cup if you buy a box of my delicious Girl Scout cookies. Do we have a deal?
Wednesday: Are they made from real Girl Scouts?
The Addams Family

Sorry about the title of the post...but ever since seeing The Addams Family movie years ago, that scene always made me giggle. And it's often my first snarky response when someone asks me to buy Girl Scout cookies.

As one of my readers mentioned (see previous post), 'tis the season...that time when America's favorite group of cookie sellers start making the rounds again. I think it's safe to say there are at least five order forms cluttering the lunch table in my office. Plus, I've lost track of how many times I've been approached by various colleagues about purchasing cookies to support their daughter's troop. Wow.
I know, I know. The new year has only just begun and here we are (or I am), already breaking many of those "healthy eating" resolutions. However, there is a silver lining when it comes to all things Girl Scout cookies. Like last year, there will be a sucralose-sweetened cookie on tap. There is also a reduced-fat cookie that shouldn't negatively impact too many waistlines. So this cookie season, try out either the Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips or Reduced Fat Daisy Go Rounds, a cinnamon cookie that only runs 100 calories per pack. While I expect to be tempted into buying at least one box of Samoas (my personal fave), Tagalongs and/or Thin Mints, I'll also be investing in some of those lower-fat varieties. Finally, I may have to check out the new Dulce de Leche cookie, which features milk caramel chips and stripes. YUMMY!

Don't give me any grief, y'all. It's all for the children! Bless...

And here's a little tip for any Girl Scout (and/or their parents) reading this blog...some of us might be more likely to purchase the cookies if you invite us to a star-studded cookie sales drive...or stage an impressive song-and-dance in the streets. Do we have any fans of Troop Beverly Hills in the house? If so, that reference will make sense. What? I am a child of the '80s, after all!

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