Girl Scouts downsize cookie boxes

If any of you are as addicted to Girl Scout cookies, you’ll want to take note – the Girl Scouts of the USA made the decision to shrink its cookie boxes by a centimeter, package fewer cookies into boxes of Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, and Tagalongs, and reduce the size of its Lemon Chalet Crèmes. Putting aside the fact that I don’t know what a Do-si-do or a Lemon Chalet Crème is, this is yet another sign of the economic times.

The GSA attributes the shrinking size of their cookie boxes to the rising costs of flour, cooking oils, and cocoa, which have risen 20-40% over the past year. The only alternative to shrinking the size of the cookie boxes was a price increase from the standard $3.50 per box. At least the upside to smaller boxes is that I won’t eat quite as many Thin Mints in one sitting…


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