Economy Takes Bite Out of Girl Scout Cookies

Higher costs force Scouts to shrink cookies, boxes to keep prices steady
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2009 2:40 AM CST
Economy Takes Bite Out of Girl Scout Cookies
Tight household budgets and the peanut butter scare are hurting this year's sales of Girl Scout cookies.   (©timothy b. buckwalter)

(Newser) – The stingy economy has forced the Girl Scouts to downsize their boxes of cookies, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Soaring prices of flour, oil and cocoa have forced them to sell smaller Samoas and thinner boxes of Thin Mints to avoid hiking prices. Shrunken household budgets are expected to hurt this year's cookie sales. But the Scouts are trying to make the economy work for them by urging consumers to buy extra boxes to donate to food banks.
(Read more cookies stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.