Okay, who can resist Girl Scout cookies? Well, maybe you can, but I cannot and even if I could, my husband cannot and so we end up with Girl Scout cookies every year in our home for a very brief period of time. I'm fairly sure they were sent here by Satan because they are sinfully addictive. They are gone almost as quickly as they enter the house, no matter how many boxes we buy, because we simply can't keep from pigging out on them. Thin Mints? Oh yeah, baby. That's what I'm talkin' about. And the Samoas! Well, let's just say that I make embarrassing noises when I eat them. My husband joked with me yesterday, "You want some mo'a?" and I had to laugh at his very creative comment. Then I wondered if that was actually why they named them Samoas, but quickly dismissed the thought that he might know more about Girl Scout cookie names than I know and I went on about my cookie enjoyment.
I notice there are people outside the US following my blog and the thought occurred to me last night that some people might not know what Girl Scout cookies are. Unimaginable! Why, they might not even know what Girl Scouts are! Do they have Girl Scouts in the south of France? I have no earthly idea. I think they're American, but who knows, they could have gone global since I last checked.
Most importantly, Girl Scouts sell cookies as a fundraiser and I'm fairly certain that's what they're best known for in our country. That might be all you need to know for this post, although on the box of cookies it does say that they are a "premier leadership development organization for girls," which is also good, but possibly secondary to the cookies. My youngest daughter was a Girl Scout two years ago and she enthusiastically sold more boxes of Girl Scout cookies than anyone in her troop. She even got a special patch. Why, I didn't even mind the gajillion boxes in my living room because I know the joy these cookies bring to one and all, young and old. Everyone has a favorite. People are genuinely disappointed when they miss this special sales campaign. People here in the US will actually hunt down Girl Scouts and grill them, "When are you selling the cookies? Make sure and come find me!"
And so I ask of you, which ones taste so good to you that you make your own jungle noises? And my foreign correspondents, what special treats sold door-to-door do you look forward to in your country?