While my pal was being, perhaps, overly crass — the Girl Scouts, after all, use your cookie dough to do some seriously amazing things for young women — she has one thing right: people love their Girl Scout Cookies. But do they love them $5 worth?
(Here’s where I’d make a crack about how to some, they’re more compelling than heroin, but right now seems a little too PSH soon. Right? I was re-watching the last episode of Sherlock season 3 last night, and even that heroin humor kind of creeped me out. I’m sure I’ll resume my typical monstrosity soon enough.)
According to the SF Business Times, the Northern California chapter of Girl Scouts is upping the price per box of Thin Mints, Samoas, and, uh, the rest of them an additional dollar, to five bucks per. It’s the only chapter in the country to do so. TAKE THAT FOUR DOLLAR TOAST.
The last time the NorCal chapter raised prices was 2009, when a box’s $3.50 price tag jumped to $4.
The Biz Times notes that you could just go down to Santa Cruz to get a $4 box of cookies. But with anti-choice groups apparently pushing for a boycott of the cookies because Girl Scout social media efforts have dared to mention Senator Wendy Davis (yeah, it seems like a stretch to me, too), are you really going to deny those kids an extra buck?
Fun Girl Scout Cookie Facts:
- Each box costs about .94 cents to make and .08 cents to sell. Each troop then takes home about $1.02 in earnings, while $2.96 goes toward council services. (SF Biz Times)
- Zero trans fats! (ABC Smart Cookies)
- There’s a fucking “Cookie Finder” app (girlscouts.org)
- I don’t need that app, because they set up RIGHT OUTSIDE MY GYM. (an independently reported fact! Where’s our Knight Grant?)
Girl Scout Cookie time runs from February 9 through March 16. Eve favors Thin Mints, and Beth prefers tagalongs. If you’re wondering.