Thursday, January 27, 2011

Girl Scouts Cut Back on Cookies

The economic downturn has claimed another victim: Thank U Berry Munch Girl Scout cookies.

In an effort to cut costs, several Girl Scout councils are cutting the types of cookies they sell. Among the brands on the chopping block: Thank U Berry Much, Dulce de Leche, and several more. The goal is for the Girl Scouts to simplify their sales process and, in the process, make more money (tutoring from sales professionals probably won't hurt, either).

An article from The Wall Street Journal explains that it's not just the roster of cookies that's being trimmed; the Girl Scouts are also cutting back on the packaging. At least one variety will come in plastic packaging instead of the familiar cardboard box. The WSJ writes that this change will "save on the cost of 150 tons of paperboard."

Before you go storming Girl Scout headquarters with torches, keep in mind that the brands the Girl Scouts have elected to keep make up a whopping 77 percent of all sales. Thin Mints will still be around. Same thing with Tagalongs (the peanut butter cookies), Samoas, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Do-Si-Dos, and Trefoils. It's really just the marketing duds, like Dulce de Leche, that several Girl Scout councils have elected to retire.

You all know what this really is right? the girl scouts are fucking communists! I always knew there was something fishy with the girl scouts. they hook you in with there delicious cookies and then just take them away, and use the economy as a reason. The next thing you know there gonna show up to your door with there cookies and hand you out a chairman Mao book.

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