we’re getting closer to that time of the year where you walk out of the local grocery store and you’re suddenly surrounded by tons of little girls trying to sell you some girl scout cookies.
each spring we fall victim to saying no, buying a box of cookies, or breaking down like a cheap car buying a ton of boxes to hoard through the year.
this year, the economy has done no one any favors. and now we see that the economy has made an impact on our famous girl scout cookies. fortunately the quality of the cookies have not been affected, but quantity on a some flavors have been cut to save on costs.
The Girl Scouts of the USA confirmed Wednesday that it has reduced the number of cookies per box to save money because of rising transportation and baking costs.
Michelle Tompkins, a national Girl Scout spokeswoman, said that “the cost of baking a cookie today is significantly higher than it was even a year ago, and our bakers cannot continue to absorb these rising costs.” She also said transportation costs have increased 30 to 40 percent from a year ago.
The combined cost increase prompted the organization to “lower the net weight of our cookie boxes slightly rather than ask our customers to pay a higher per-package price during these difficult times,” Tompkins said in a written statement.
There will be two to four fewer cookies in boxes of Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread Cookies, DoSiDos and Trefoils, she said.
although there will less cookies for us to snack on, it’s not going to stop me from snacking on those mighty tasty Tagalongs. at least we dont have to worry about bad peanut butter cookies…