The Real Reason You Can't Resist Girl Scout Cookies

girl scout cookiesGood news for lovers of all things sweet and delicious. The Girl Scouts are adding a new flavor to their cookie smorgasbord this year: Savannah Smiles. Described as a "cool and crisp lemon cookie" with a delicate dusting of powdered sugar and pegasus tears, the cookie, named after Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low's hometown, is sure to delight your taste buds. Right? I mean, they're Girl Scout cookies for crying out loud. It's true that some people hate Girl Scout cookies, but to me that's crazy. How could they possibly do you wrong?

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Now, are Girl Scout cookies my favorite-ist of all the cookies in the land? No, they are not -- although, I love a frozen Thin Mint -- but I do heart them. And not just because they're tasty and come in cute, colorful boxes, but because they're only around once a year.

Anything that comes around once a year -- birthdays, flu shots, the McRib -- is alright in my book. It makes us like the thing more than we otherwise would -- because we can't always have it. It's basic fifth grade psychology. I mean, you don't eat like you do on Thanksgiving every day, right? Of course you don't. Hence, the reason the Thanksgiving glutton-fest is all the more glorious.

The other thing that makes Girl Scout cookies so great is we never know when they're coming. I mean, we're all well-aware of the date of Christmas or our birthday, but the Girl Scout cookies -- they seem to pop up out of nowhere each year, always catching everyone off guard. And it comes in two gorgeous parts -- the ordering, and then the receiving. It's genius. Is there any other foodstuff you get like that?

No, there is not. And I bet if there were, you'd like it a whole lot better.

Do you like Girl Scout cookies? Which is your favorite?

 

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