11 hours ago
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Bigger In Texas
Lets get down to the heart of this matter. And its not a healthy heart if you eat lots of those cookies shown in photo. Girl Scout cookies have gotten high in price. Over four dollars a box?! Yes. I drove by some girls at a 7-11 chain convenient store where four or five girls holding homemade poster board signs. They were advertising $4.50 a box. I did not stop.
Yes, I drew the line three years ago when hubs finally stopped bringing them home from work. He would order them from the guys (daughters). I would buy them from the tables set-up outside Super Fresh. We both ended up at the kitchen counter with so many boxes. We also ran for the scales after eating a whole box each, until they were gone. No more. I say boycott them. Just do not buy them.
If they went down in price I might be tempted again. Sorry thin mints, I do miss you. Frozen are the best. "No. No. NO!"
In 1933 troops were selling homemade cookies. When did this go array? Wiki says in 2009 the prices went up due to ingredient costs and shipping. I say they went up way before that. Not sure, since I do not have facts or photos. But I do know that one area here they sell for $4 a box and you go a few miles down the road and they are 50 cents more.
Did you know that food blogs attract more attention with sweets and dessert posts than with regular meal posts? Yes, often bloggers complain this happens. We all have a sweet tooth. That is why Girl Scouts do so well with cookie sales. That should tell you something about why America is the number one obesity country.
Is this going to take down the entire GS cookie empire? No, but maybe someone will read this and remember...when you see the boxes, just say "No!" and walk on past. Or drive by like I did. Drive straight to the gym. I did. I feel much better. At least limit your load when you stop. One or two boxes at the most.
Can't someone in the organization find something healthier or more productive to sell for a fundraiser? Could we sway zombies to go after GS cookies (or promoters) instead of humans. That would be a good fundraiser activity to watch!
Girl Scouts and fans of GS cookies, please don't hate on me. I am sad diet restrictions are the cause of my outcry...blame obesity in America, not me! I once was smaller in Texas. Eating sweets hasn't helped...signed, a girl on the scales.
Link to an article on how our country is ignoring Diabetes!
(Photo above: No it's not my kitchen table. It was borrowed from Wikipedia- GS Cookies)