8 Things You Never Knew About Girl Scout Cookies
It is that most wonderful time of year! No, not Christmas, Girl Scout cookie time. Scouts across the country will be selling their fabledcookies to support the various scouting programs but–as famed as they are–there are probably some things you never knew about them.
Here is a list of 8 things you probably don’t know about Girl Scout cookies compliments of The Week.
– The first Girl Scout cookies were sold in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1917, when troops baked cookies and sold them in high schools as a service project.
–The ingredients for a Girl Scout cookie were very simple in 1922: Butter, sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder.
–In 1933, you could get a box of 44 cookies for just 23 cents. (Those were the days!)
–Life was rough in the early 1940s; not only was there a world war raging, but there were also no Girl Scout cookies to be found. Due to shortages of sugar, butter, and flour, the Scouts sold calendars instead.
–Today, one-quarter of all Girl Scout cookie sales are Thin Mints. There’s just something about the chocolate and mint combination that is unbeatable (that, and the fact that Thin Mints have the most cookies in a box).
–Two licensed bakeries are in charge of Girl Scout cookies: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers.
– Depending on your local Girl Scout council (and which baker they purchased from), your cookies are either creatively named or literal: Tagalongs are also known as Peanut Butter Patties; Do-si-dos are Peanut Butter Sandwiches; and Trefoils are Shortbreads.
–. If hearing the words “Girl Scout cookies” causes you to salivate, rejoice; you can download a Cookie Finder app to your iPhone or Android to pinpoint exactly where the Scouts are selling
For a list of some Girl Scout cookie selling locations in the Utica-Rome area click here.