The girl is selling Girl Scout Cookies. I’ve never been all that into them, and as a result, I have avoided the addiction. But I ordered a box of Thin Mints and a box of Samoas anyway, just to be the supportive dad. I don’t know what I’m going to do with them, though. Last year I placed the same order and I still have an unopened box of Thin Mints in the cabinet.
Now, some folks I know start to shake when simply thinking about Girl Scout Cookies. Once, at one of the newspapers I edited, I received a big promotional crate from Girl Scout Central with one box of each of the seven or eight varieties of GSC. Not one to hoard, I yelled out across the newsroom: “Hey, who wants some Girl Scout Cookies?” I was nearly trampled by the cookie-obsessed, who fell upon me with a zombies-seeking-brains-like fervor.
So, what’s in Girl Scout Cookies that makes people nuts? I think this chart explains it quite nicely: