Thin mints dethrone Oreos! Stock up now

January 27, 2013 • Local News

What can a girl do? How about dethrone the Oreo as America’s favorite cookie, and replace it with the Girl Scouts thin mint?

“We beat the Oreo cookie,” said Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest team leader Rebecca Taylor with just a hint of reasonable pride. And it wasn’t just any thin mint that took the title away from the cookie giant — it was specifically the thin mints sold by Girl Scouts that have become the nation’s top cookie.

“It’s amazing,” Taylor said, especially because, as she noted, America’s favorite cookie is promoted and sold by Girl Scouts. In fact, five of the 10 most popular cookies in America are sold by Girl Scouts; aside from the thin mint, these include the caramel deLites, peanut butter patties, shortbread and peanut butter sandwich.

The Girl Scouts’ annual cookie sale began this past week and will last through March 3. This year’s slogan is “What can a girl do?” and it may be that the answer is limitless; especially when it comes to the changing times and the Girl Scouts’ Login to read more

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