Monday, February 02, 2009

Girl Scout Cookie Lightweighting Alert

It's that time of year. Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. We get 6 more weeks of winter. And Girl Scout cookie sales start. Last year I wrote a posting about getting shortchanged on Girl Scout Cookies. In it I show how the boxes were underpacked, with 26% empty space at the top of a box of Thin Mints.

And now, the Girl Scouts have gone to confession, as reported in an article by Sally Kalson in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, One of America's Great Newspapers. The c
ost of ingredients has gone up, so, according to the article, each $3.50 box of cookies sold by the Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will be lightweighted by an ounce (Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos and Trefoils) or a half-ounce (Samoas and Tagalongs.) This could mean two to four fewer cookies per box.

There's nothing in the article about the packaging. They could definitely save some money on packaging, unless they still want people to think they're getting the same box of cookies that got last year.

I'll buy some, get out my trusty ruler, and report on it.


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