Economy Woes Hit Girl Scout Cookies! Oh No!


Now this is beyond serious. Really folks, something has to be done asap. I wonder if Obama has heard this news yet?!

Girl Scout Cookies are going to shrink. Yes. You read that correctly. The boxes the cookies come in will be cut down, cut down, by one centimeter. If that is not bad enough, they will be packaging less, yes..LESS cooies in each box.

What????

We, the buyers and consumers of Girl Scout Cookies will soon be getting less of our beloved Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, and Tagalongs. But wait, there's more distressing news. They will also be reducing the size of its Lemon Chalet Crèmes.

Oh My.

Apparently even girl scouts cannot beat the economy woes. The Girl Scouts of the USA made the decision to offset the cost increases of cookie ingredients by shrinking boxes and cookies. Sigh.

According to the organization, the cost of flour rose by 30 percent, assorted cooking oils by 40 percent, and cocoa by at least 20 percent. Other alternatives to deal with the increases would have been using cheaper ingredients and/or raising the price of their boxes of cookies. The Girl Scouts Organization chose the solution they felt best.

I understand. I do. Silly economy. I can handle many things and many cutbacks and sacrifices during these tough times. But when you mess with my cookies...well, I may just have to put in a call to the white house.

My name is Irene.
I am a cookieholic.
Anyone have the number to the white house???

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