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Friday, March 6, 2009

Did Girl Scout Cookies Get Smaller or Have I Gotten Larger?

It's Friday morning and I have just come in from walking my dog. I pour myself a cup of fresh-brewed coffee and decide a couple of Girl Scout 'Trefoil' cookies would be a nice accompaniment. But what's this? They shrank the cookies and the box that they came in this year! Now three cookies equate to about 1 1/2 cookies from last year, I surmise. If I had known that, I would have purchased more boxes....

Girl Scout cookies are not supposed to be in my food intake at all, but last week I stepped out of the grocery store and one of my friends' daughters was standing there in her adorable little uniform, selling these tiny boxes of cookies. She could be the poster child for Girl Scouts...she has the most adorable smile and natural good looks and the next thing I knew, I had bought many boxes of cookies. She's polite, too, saying thank you and offering to put my cookies in my grocery bag. It's really not my fault; they should have less attractive and not-so-sweet girls selling the goods if I am going to be able to resist!

Of course, now I don't want to waste food, that would be wrong. So, I ration them to myself. I can have three (don't give me shit...I told you they are tiny!) with my morning coffee and one after my lunch salad.

As I take teeny-tiny bites so the cookies last longer, I begin to feel like this cat:

What if the cookies haven't change at all in size and it's just that I have gotten larger? The horror. I run to that dreaded piece of nasty torture (the bathroom scale) and weigh myself. Arghh! Now I confused and more so than usual. Help a poor, empty nest woman out. Have the cookies shrunk or have I just gotten bigger? Maybe it's both, but either way, this is no way to start my Friday morning out.

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Blogger said...

Last night, my wife brought home several boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

That ended up being my supper, as I consumed an entire box!


Eat Well. Live Well.

March 6, 2009 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger said...

I read in our paper that they haven't raised the prices in five years - now we know why. I love your comment that if you had known they were smaller you would have purchased more boxes - a woman after my own heart!

March 6, 2009 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

haha, so cute. I didn't buy any Girl Scout cookies this year because I always go crazy and eat them all in a couple of days, thus adding to the fat accumulating on my ass, thighs, hips, etc.


March 6, 2009 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

OMG ~ Girl Scout cookies - I didn't know they were out! Aacckk, now I'll have to run out tomorrow before golf and see if I can find a spot where they are selling!! Mmmmm. . . . Thin Mints, here I come!

March 6, 2009 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

Thank you for telling me this. We've eaten so many boxes so far this year and I wasn't sure if it was just me or if they got smaller. That cat picture is dead on.

March 7, 2009 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Shawn said...

A Google search seems to confirm that they have indeed shrunk (shrunken?) some of the cookies. I used to know this guy who would buy so many he would need a handtruck to get them out to his car. I wonder how he's taking the downsizing...

March 8, 2009 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

You know the economy sucks ass when "girl scout" cookies get down sized...what the hell will be next??? They better not down size my rum....oh, that's right...they just tax the hell out of it instead!!!
my captcha is...nowman...WTF???

March 9, 2009 at 1:33 PM  

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