Do-Si-Don’t like them

Lindsey Hughes, Editor-In-Chief

Yes, I will admit that Girl Scout cookies are semi-tasty, and some of the flavors are creative. Don’t get me wrong; I’m in support of the Girl Scouts supporting their troops by selling the cookies, but I would never personally buy them. I will start out with the obvious reason I am labeling myself anti-Girl Scout cookies for the sake of this article. The cookies are overpriced. 

A box of cookies is $5 or $6 per box, depending on the kind. I know I may differ from others in this claim, but I would not pay this much for a box of cookies. I know, I know, you’re thinking “It’s going to a good cause.” That statement is correct; however, when the fine arts departments sell $1 chocolate bars, I am much more inclined to purchase. I strongly prefer heading to a dollar store or a WinCo and buying $2 knock-off Girl Scout cookies. Not only are they cheaper, but they also carry a higher quantity. I suppose this is the debate surrounding this problem: Is the benefit of supporting the troops worth the upcharge of cookies?

Additionally, the cookies themselves are average, to say the least. Now, I may be more persuaded to buy a pack of cookies if they stood out as over-the-top, gourmet cookies, but they’re not. I wouldn’t notice the difference between a dollar store pack of “toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate cookies” and a pack of Samoas. Similarly, I would not know the difference between “chocolate mint cookies” and Thin Mints. I know, Thin Mints are probably the most popular cookie from the Girl Scouts, but I have made my own recipe that tastes just as good. 

If I had to make one suggestion to the Girl Scouts, I would say they need to step up the quality of their cookies. I’m not saying they are bad, but they are not worth the money, and they don’t stand out as something I would go out of my way to purchase once a year.