Girl Scout cookies

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Woman Jailed After Girl Scout Cookie Brawl

What can you say? She must really like her Thin Mints

(Newser) - Everybody loves Girl Scout cookies, but not everybody loves them this much: A Florida woman is in jail on charges of beating up her roommate Sunday in a dispute over Thin Mints. Hersha Howard, 31, is accused of bursting into Jasmin Wanke’s room while she slept and accusing Wanke... More »

Wal-Mart Guns for Girl Scouts With Knockoff Cookies

(Newser) - Wal-Mart appears to be rolling out cheap knockoffs—well, “Great Value” replicas—of Girl Scout cookies, and that has one former “Cookie Mom” hopping mad. “The exclusivity of Girl Scout cookies is what makes the cookies really sell,” CV Harquail writes on Authentic Organizations. And now... More »

Peanut Scare, Economy Slam Girl Scout Cookie Sales

(Newser) - Thanks to the economy, the peanut scare, and ugly winter weather, Girl Scout cookie sales are down 20% nationwide this year, the Boston Herald reports. Key programs are in danger of being cut, but the spirit of the young troopers is undimmed. “Not a lot of people on my... More »

Economy Takes Bite Out of Girl Scout Cookies

Higher costs force Scouts to shrink cookies, boxes to keep prices steady

(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... More »

Widening Peanut Recall Now Includes Pet Treats

486 are sick following outbreak at Georgia single plant

(Newser) - Peanut-flavored pet treats are the latest addition to the recall list of at least 125 peanut butter products, USA Today reports. A salmonella outbreak at a Georgia peanut plant has so far sickened some 486 people and may have caused six deaths. Pets can get salmonella from the peanut treats,... More »

Wreck Flattens Oreos; No Trace of Girl Scouts

10 tons carpet Illinois freeway in early-morning crash

(Newser) - An Illinois freeway got an unscheduled repaving this morning when a truck crash dumped 20,000 pounds of Oreos onto I-80, the Chicago Tribune reports. Police are still investigating what caused the big rig to hit a median, so no word on whether the driver (who was unhurt) had eaten... More »

Girl Scouts Look to Rebrand

Facing dwindling ranks, scouts hire image expert, plot new pitch to modern youngsters

(Newser) - The Girl Scouts of America have hired a chief marketing officer to shake up their image and bolster dwindling membership, Brandweek reports. Laurel Richie helped make Huggies and Kotex into major brands; despite the famous cookies, Scouts number less than 3 million. "How we communicate the brand and how... More »

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