Everyone has their favorite Girl Scout cookie: the popular Thin Mints, the coconuty caramel delight of the Samoas, the simple yet lovable Shortbreads. But for those who are eagerly running to their pantry to open a box of Lemon Chalet Cremes, a foul odor may dampen their cookie-eating experience.
Eating a box of Girl Scout Cookies in one sitting will be a little bit easier this year: The Girl Scouts of the USA confirmed Wednesday that it has reduced the number of cookies per box to save money because of rising transportation and baking costs.
Whether it's Thin Mints, Samoas or Do-si-dos, everyone has their favorite variety of girl scout cookie. That's partly why what started as a small service project in 1917 escalated into a $700 million business.
When people eat something that isn't necessarily good for them but makes them feel better, it's called "comfort food." For instance, my mom's meatloaf and mashed potatoes can put a stressful week behind me. Macaroni and cheese does it for some people.