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The Girl Scouts Are Cutting Down To Just Six Types of Cookies . . .

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.


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01/28/2011 3:54AM
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