The Girl Scouts Are Cutting Down To Just Six Types of Cookies . . .
by Wes McKane,posted Jan 28 2011 4:55AM
Will Your Favorites Make the Cut?
Downsizing is everywhere, man. It's even affecting the one industry in America we thought was untouchable . . . cookie production.
--The Girl Scouts are cutting back on the different types of cookies they're selling. Right now they have 11 varieties . . . but this year, some troops are only selling SIX as a test. If the test works, they'll officially cut down to six flavors next year.
--By cutting flavors, they can save money on production, and also help the Girl Scouts focus their sales efforts. So which six are going to survive? Basically, it's the classics.
#1.) Thin Mints
#2.) Do-Si-Dos, which are the two oatmeal cookies with peanut butter in between.
#3.) Trefoils, which are the shortbread cookies.
#4.) Samoas, also known as Caramel deLites, the vanilla cookies covered in caramel and sprinkled with coconut.
#5.) Lemon Chalet Cremes, the cinnamon cookies with lemon filling.
#6.) Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties, the vanilla cookies layered with peanut butter and covered in chocolate.
--The flavors getting cut are Thanks-A-Lot, sugar-free chocolate chip cookies, Dulce De Leche, Lemonades, and Thank U Berry Munch.
--Thin Mints are the biggest seller, and account for about 25% of all sales. Samoas are next, at 19% . . . then Tagalongs at 13% . . . Do-Si-Dos at 11% . . . and Trefoils at 9%. All of the others add up to about 23%.
--Girl Scout Cookies bring in more than $714 MILLION every year, and usually make up at least two-thirds of every local Girl Scout council's budget.