Dear Girl Scouts,
I have a complicated relationship with your cookies. I adore the taste of them. So, much that I lose myself and all sense of time, and by jove, a whole sleeve of cookies disappears.
Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils…. these are a few of my favorite things. When the dog bites, Savannah Smiles. When the bees sting, Dulce De Leche. When I’m feeling sad, Shortbreads. I simply remember my favorite things, & then I don’t feel so bad. (Note to Consumer: these baked goods are best eaten when physically hungry in a non-distracted environment.)
I do not feel guilt or shame. I know normal eaters devour your delectable treats. It is hard to legalize your cookies because you only make them available once a year. But, that is what makes them special, too. So when my Girl Scout delights are gone, I finally bid them adieu, & know that I will enjoy them again next year.
So, Girl Scouts, if I could give you any advice, it would be to keep making these treats. Really! Continue to encourage people to eat them mindfully without fear of calories and fat content. Use real ingredients that will make the taste even more pleasurable.
A Girl Scout Cookie Enthusiast