LTH Home

Girl Scout cookie rant

Girl Scout cookie rant
  • Forum HomePost Reply BackTop
    Page 2 of 2 
  • Post #31 - February 3rd, 2010, 4:38 pm
    Post #31 - February 3rd, 2010, 4:38 pm Post #31 - February 3rd, 2010, 4:38 pm
    jimswside wrote:sounds like a good percentage to me, and a win win situation.

    Girl Scouts get needed revenue.

    Cookie factories get orders and keep people employed.


    I'll stay out of the debate about whether Girl Scoot Cookies are good, bad, whatever. But I wouldn't count the employment of people at the cookie factory in any calculus here. If people don't spend their $4 on a box of cookies, their money would go to some other use, whether it be buying different cookies, taking a trip to Mexico, putting it in their savings account (and the bank then loans it to some other business), etc. All of these other uses have employees also. So the cookie factory's gain in employment is someone else's loss.
  • Post #32 - February 3rd, 2010, 4:59 pm
    Post #32 - February 3rd, 2010, 4:59 pm Post #32 - February 3rd, 2010, 4:59 pm
    Mhays wrote:The problem is, you aren't really funding the Girl Scouts, your money mostly goes to the profits of the manufacturer.

    There is a middleman involved called Girl Scouts headquarters who use this money to fund their operation, too. The troop's income is a share of the this.

    I am never opposed to a manufacturer covering their expenses (building, taxes, material costs, depreciation, utilities), paying their employees or making a profit. They didn't volunteer to make Girl Scout cookies, they very likely responded to a competitive bid for the business. Whatever profit they may make, they earned.

    Interestingly, Girl Scout cookies were once homemade at the very inception of this fundraiser.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #33 - February 3rd, 2010, 8:04 pm
    Post #33 - February 3rd, 2010, 8:04 pm Post #33 - February 3rd, 2010, 8:04 pm
    Let me clarify: I don't mind buying cookies made in a factory, I do it all the time. The GS cookies, of course, cost about twice as much as comparable low-tier grocery-store cookies. Like I said, if you like them, knock yourself out - but don't buy them out of a sense of duty when you have the option to write a check directly to the troop.

    I went to the GS website; according to them, girls make between $.50 and $.70 cents per box of cookies for their troop, the remainder gets distributed up the chain. In order to earn as much as minimum wage in Illinois, they'd have to sell 16 boxes of cookies for every hour of effort; I'm guessing that unless Mom and Dad take orders at work on their behalf, they aren't coming close.
  • Post #34 - February 4th, 2010, 2:08 am
    Post #34 - February 4th, 2010, 2:08 am Post #34 - February 4th, 2010, 2:08 am
    Cathy2 wrote:There is a middleman involved called Girl Scouts headquarters who use this money to fund their operation, too. The troop's income is a share of the this.


    We were disappointed back in the day to see that the national office and the local council received most of the profits at the expense of the local troops. That is why we contribute to the local troops where they can use money to fund activities for the local kids.
  • Post #35 - February 4th, 2010, 8:13 am
    Post #35 - February 4th, 2010, 8:13 am Post #35 - February 4th, 2010, 8:13 am
    Pie Lady wrote:
    tgoddess wrote: Back in my day (Yup. I'm OLD.), we had to walk door-to-door taking orders in January and then delivering them in February.


    Hey, I did that too! So you're not old after all.


    So did I. Then one year, the Cookie Mom (holder of all the $$ collected for undelivered cookies) left town abruptly with the loot....
    As a mattra-fact, Pie Face, you are beginning to look almost human. - Barbara Bennett
  • Post #36 - February 4th, 2010, 10:29 pm
    Post #36 - February 4th, 2010, 10:29 pm Post #36 - February 4th, 2010, 10:29 pm
    I'm still a fan of the Thin Mints and Samosas.
    And we mustn't forget to appreciate the wonderful seasonal ice creams these two flavors have inspired. I think it's Edy's.
    I hate kettle cooked chips. It takes too much effort to crunch through them.
  • Post #37 - February 5th, 2010, 10:37 am
    Post #37 - February 5th, 2010, 10:37 am Post #37 - February 5th, 2010, 10:37 am
    Chicago Expat wrote:I'm still a fan of the Thin Mints and Samosas.

    Is this what the Devon & Western Girl Scout troops sell? ;)
  • Post #38 - February 5th, 2010, 5:01 pm
    Post #38 - February 5th, 2010, 5:01 pm Post #38 - February 5th, 2010, 5:01 pm
    Chicago Expat wrote:I'm still a fan of the Thin Mints and Samosas.
    And we mustn't forget to appreciate the wonderful seasonal ice creams these two flavors have inspired. I think it's Edy's.


    I tried the Samoa ice cream and it was not to my taste. VERY sweet ice cream, with soggy pieces of what might, once, have been cookies.
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #39 - February 6th, 2010, 1:08 am
    Post #39 - February 6th, 2010, 1:08 am Post #39 - February 6th, 2010, 1:08 am
    Khaopaat wrote:
    Chicago Expat wrote:I'm still a fan of the Thin Mints and Samosas.

    Is this what the Devon & Western Girl Scout troops sell? ;)


    :D Apparently I'm pining for my old Chicago haunts more than I realized.
    I hate kettle cooked chips. It takes too much effort to crunch through them.
  • Post #40 - February 6th, 2010, 1:10 am
    Post #40 - February 6th, 2010, 1:10 am Post #40 - February 6th, 2010, 1:10 am
    leek wrote:
    Chicago Expat wrote:I'm still a fan of the Thin Mints and Samosas.
    And we mustn't forget to appreciate the wonderful seasonal ice creams these two flavors have inspired. I think it's Edy's.


    I tried the Samoa ice cream and it was not to my taste. VERY sweet ice cream, with soggy pieces of what might, once, have been cookies.


    Sweet ice cream with soggy cookie pieces are the reasons to love it. But I love the thin mint ice cream more.
    I hate kettle cooked chips. It takes too much effort to crunch through them.
  • Post #41 - February 26th, 2010, 5:05 pm
    Post #41 - February 26th, 2010, 5:05 pm Post #41 - February 26th, 2010, 5:05 pm
    Yet more tarnish for these once nearly-mythical confections:

    "AP via Chicago Tribune wrote:A Kentucky bakery that makes the cookies pulled some batches Thursday after about a dozen people complained of a foul smell and taste.

    Little Brownie Bakers in Louisville, one of two bakeries in the U.S. that makes Girl Scout cookies, said Friday no one has gotten sick from the stinky, bad-tasting cookies sold in 24 states, and they are safe to eat.

    The problem is caused by a breakdown of oils in the cookies, the bakery said on its Web site.

    Bakery pulls lemon Girl Scout cookies from 24 states; morsels are safe to eat, but taste funny

    =R=
    Another beer before happy hour to put me in the mood for drinkin', uh huh huh, oh, forget thinkin' --Beaver Nelson

    I find it a matter of note that in New York or Terre Haute, school cookies always seem to be oatmeal --Mr. French

    I just wanna live until I gotta die. I know I ain't perfect but God knows I try --Todd Snider
  • Post #42 - February 26th, 2010, 5:16 pm
    Post #42 - February 26th, 2010, 5:16 pm Post #42 - February 26th, 2010, 5:16 pm
    I've just about gone through my yearly box of Tagalongs. I'm sorry, but I love those things.
    -Josh

    I've started blogging about the Stuff I Eat
  • Post #43 - February 26th, 2010, 5:32 pm
    Post #43 - February 26th, 2010, 5:32 pm Post #43 - February 26th, 2010, 5:32 pm
    jesteinf wrote:I've just about gone through my yearly box of Tagalongs. I'm sorry, but I love those things.


    This, and the fact I really enjoy Ricobene's, is going to get both of our LTH licenses revoked.
  • Post #44 - February 26th, 2010, 5:37 pm
    Post #44 - February 26th, 2010, 5:37 pm Post #44 - February 26th, 2010, 5:37 pm
    Santander wrote:
    jesteinf wrote:I've just about gone through my yearly box of Tagalongs. I'm sorry, but I love those things.


    This, and the fact I really enjoy Ricobene's, is going to get both of our LTH licenses revoked.


    Me too I guess. My dreams are fraught with Samoan fantasies.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #45 - February 26th, 2010, 5:59 pm
    Post #45 - February 26th, 2010, 5:59 pm Post #45 - February 26th, 2010, 5:59 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:
    Santander wrote:
    jesteinf wrote:I've just about gone through my yearly box of Tagalongs. I'm sorry, but I love those things.


    This, and the fact I really enjoy Ricobene's, is going to get both of our LTH licenses revoked.


    Me too I guess. My dreams are fraught with Samoan fantasies.

    Same here. I like to stash 'em in the freezer, so they're cold & extra chewy.
  • Post #46 - May 20th, 2011, 12:42 pm
    Post #46 - May 20th, 2011, 12:42 pm Post #46 - May 20th, 2011, 12:42 pm
    Cookie Crumbles for Girl Scouts, as Teens Launch Palm-Oil Crusade - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 36782.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #47 - August 10th, 2016, 10:01 am
    Post #47 - August 10th, 2016, 10:01 am Post #47 - August 10th, 2016, 10:01 am
    Girl Scout Cookies add a new flavor, s'mores, to celebrate 100 years

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct ... story.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #48 - March 27th, 2017, 5:43 pm
    Post #48 - March 27th, 2017, 5:43 pm Post #48 - March 27th, 2017, 5:43 pm
    From Mike Rowe's YouTube channel:

    Honest Girl Scout Cookie Reviews

    This is positively awesome and adorable.
    "I've always thought pastrami was the most sensuous of the salted cured meats."
  • Post #49 - March 27th, 2017, 10:21 pm
    Post #49 - March 27th, 2017, 10:21 pm Post #49 - March 27th, 2017, 10:21 pm
    Independent George wrote:From Mike Rowe's YouTube channel:
    Honest Girl Scout Cookie Reviews
    This is positively awesome and adorable.

    That is funny.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #50 - March 27th, 2017, 11:30 pm
    Post #50 - March 27th, 2017, 11:30 pm Post #50 - March 27th, 2017, 11:30 pm
    Katie wrote:
    Independent George wrote:From Mike Rowe's YouTube channel:
    Honest Girl Scout Cookie Reviews
    This is positively awesome and adorable.

    That is funny.


    So frakking cute! And funny! Since there are some folks who are sensitive to gluten(gratefully I am not one of them) the Toffee-tastic is a pretty good product for being gluten-free. I would give it a 6. It tastes better than dirt. But that is just my opinion. :wink:
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #51 - June 12th, 2017, 9:33 pm
    Post #51 - June 12th, 2017, 9:33 pm Post #51 - June 12th, 2017, 9:33 pm
    It was last call.

    I ordered the last 7 boxes of shortbread that were available from this scout.

    They were delivered.

    They taste stale. They lack crunch. This could be the end of a food memory. I have admitted for years that I could make a better cookie (heck I do) but the nostalgia kept me right there every year. Alas these stale-tasting cookies have probably done me in as a customer of a low-taste cookie.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #52 - June 13th, 2017, 2:05 am
    Post #52 - June 13th, 2017, 2:05 am Post #52 - June 13th, 2017, 2:05 am
    I gave up on the shortbread years ago. No butter? Not shortbread.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #53 - June 13th, 2017, 11:00 am
    Post #53 - June 13th, 2017, 11:00 am Post #53 - June 13th, 2017, 11:00 am
    I am getting a refund.

    I learned that different markets charge different prices.

    I didn't want a refund. I wanted the product to be fine. Oh well, HRH will be pleased with the influx of treats. She doesn't care if they are soft/stale-ish.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #54 - June 19th, 2017, 1:16 pm
    Post #54 - June 19th, 2017, 1:16 pm Post #54 - June 19th, 2017, 1:16 pm
    pairs4life wrote:...HRH will be pleased with the influx of treats. She doesn't care if they are soft/stale-ish.


    If you look at the ingredients on the pet treat bar at Petco you can tell that some of those are simply repurposed people cookies.
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #55 - June 19th, 2017, 3:55 pm
    Post #55 - June 19th, 2017, 3:55 pm Post #55 - June 19th, 2017, 3:55 pm
    leek wrote:
    pairs4life wrote:...HRH will be pleased with the influx of treats. She doesn't care if they are soft/stale-ish.


    If you look at the ingredients on the pet treat bar at Petco you can tell that some of those are simply repurposed people cookies.


    Prior to reading this, I had already decided to use the stale cookies as treats for HRH.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening

Contact

About

Team

Advertize

Close

Chat

Articles

Guide

Events

more