Garrett Cook, Star Local Media
Everyone, remain calm: Girl Scout cookie season is in session.
The beloved treats are on sale at places all over the place: Wal-Mart, video stores, car washes and restaurants. Their pitch is sweet, simple and hard to resist: “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?” There’s even an app for iOS and Android devices users can download to locate the nearest seller.
Amanda Duquette, vice president of marketing for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX), said the cookies have become an in-demand part of our culture due to the good cause sales represent and their limited-time availability.
“These iconic treats have evolved over the years, but the community remains steadfast in its support of girls as they set their goals and run their own cookie business,” she said.
Speaking of evolution, Cookie-lovers are being treated to a new wrinkle in the same-old same-old this year: the new S’mores flavor that, according to Duquette, is “already flying off cookie booths across our council.” A celebration of a century of selling cookies, the Scouts decided to combine two Girl Scouts traditions: s’mores and Girl Scout cookies. Bakers take a graham cookie and double dip it in crème icing and finish it with a chocolate coating. Whether it can overtake the best-sellingThin Mints remains to be seen, but Duquette said troops across North Texas have already reported high sales of the new treat.