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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:13 PM

Millions of dollars of unsold Girl Scouts cookies stacked up in metro Atlanta warehouse

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/north-fulton-county/millions-dollars-unsold-girl-scouts-cookies-stacked-up-metro-atlanta-warehouse/GSY2UBRCZZBPVACAYK4432U3WA/

April 23, 2021 at 9:44 p.m. UTC
By Berndt Petersen

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Metro Atlanta Girl Scouts are sitting on nearly $3 million worth of cookies that they cannot sell because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Top cookie seller Najya Robinson told Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen that she cannot believe how high the cases are stacked.

“It’s a lot of cookies! I did not know there was this many cookies left over,” she said.

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Before the pandemic, local troops would sell four million boxes, but even with the cookie drive being extending through April, only two and a half million boxes have been sold.

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The cookies do not expire until September and will keep longer if frozen, but the inside of a warehouse can get hot during the summer.

Robinson says she has already sold 500 boxes of cookies and will keep pushing.

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Short article, videos at the link.

You can purchase cookies from the Georgia Girl Scouts at Showmethecookies.com

https://www.girlscoutsatl.org/en/productprogram/girl-scout-cookie-program.html?ref=com

And from the Girl Scout website at

https://www.girlscouts.org/en/cookies/all-about-cookies/How-to-Buy.html


❤ (former Girl Scout) pants


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Reply Millions of dollars of unsold Girl Scouts cookies stacked up in metro Atlanta warehouse (Original post)
littlemissmartypants Apr 24 OP
Phoenix61 Apr 24 #1
bamagal62 Apr 24 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 24 #3
Paper Roses Apr 24 #10
SergeStorms Apr 24 #16
FakeNoose Apr 24 #21
xmas74 Apr 24 #25
msongs Apr 24 #4
Buns_of_Fire Apr 24 #5
KentuckyWoman Apr 24 #6
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littlemissmartypants Apr 24 #17
csziggy Apr 24 #18
littlemissmartypants Apr 24 #20
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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:18 PM

1. I stopped buying them when they changed the recipes.

I used to love Samoa’s but the last time I bit into one I spit it out. Checked the box and they had added sorbitol. Disgusting tasting stuff.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:19 PM

2. Could it also be that they've changed their recipes?

The last time I bought Girl Scout cookies they tasted awful. They were not the same. Not sure what happened. I used to buy several boxes every year. I stopped buying them a couple of years ago.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:46 PM

3. If we had time travel, we could go back in time and

buy girl scout cookies from back when.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:34 PM

10. Back when I was a kid, I sold Girl Scout cookies. 25 cents a box.

Sold hundreds of boxes(delivery was a pain!). Through the years, the cookies have changed and people I know have commented on this fact. Especially the 'cookie mints'. Update to now, the cookies are very expensive. I know the proceeds go to a good cause but with so many people under financial strain, I understand why there are so many boxes in storage.

Perhaps the G.S. organization should downsize the number of offerings and revert back to the days when these cookies were great and the price was reasonable.

Perhaps the managers of the warehouses holding the surplus should consider sending the surplus to the troops worldwide or to food pantries. Better to take a loss than let them go to waste.

This situation does not surprise me. Kids selling the boxes with good hopes but at $5.00 a box, some of us may step back and decide that this purchase is not economically sound.
Too many are suffering food insecurity and are trying to provide basic food, cookies at this price do not fit the equation.

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Response to Paper Roses (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:16 PM

16. $3 million worth of cookies in a warehouse...

what's that, about 30 boxes or so? The quality of the cookies leaves much to be desired, and the prices are outrageous.

Besides, I'm diabetic now from eating so damned many Girl Scout cookies when I was younger! Maybe if they cost $5 a box when I was younger I wouldn't have diabetes now. 😤 It's all the Girl Scouts' fault, it is.

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Response to Paper Roses (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:44 PM

21. I remember them being $.50 per box in the 1960's

Then they went to $1.00 per box.

People need to understand that every box of cookies is actually a donation to the individual Scout troops. Also it's funding for the collective organization. $5.00 per box seems high, but half of it goes to the Girl Scouts. Well ok it is a lot of money, but I don't want the Girl Scouts to fold, it's a good organization.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:01 PM

25. The bakeries they use are also strong union bakeries

Buying GS cookies supports troops and union jobs.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:05 PM

4. they're not really food so should keep for thousands of years if kept dry nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:08 PM

5. And here I had almost kicked the habit...

But now, thanks to the subversive link and my own lack of self-control, I'm now lighter in the wallet and soon to be heavier in the buttocks.

Warning: When you have a Thin Mints Monkey on your back, it's on a very short leash.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:09 PM

6. Every year I give to my local scout troops. I don't buy cookies.

You can find the local council here.
https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join/council-finder.html

Edit to add following to the local council you'll see a donate link. You can use it, or contact the local council and they can tell you exactly which troops are right in your locality.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:16 PM

7. With their "Enter you Zip Code" thing, I get Valdosta Georgia as the place to get cookies

While that may be the closest Girl Scout district, I do NOT want to buy cookies from a troop in Valdosta, a deep red area that I avoid driving through when I travel north from Tallahassee. I'd rather order some from the Atlanta area, but there is no option to do that.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:23 PM

17. Sorry for the confusion but the first link goes to Atlanta and the second is supposed to be

To the general GS Organization link. I hope that works out better for you. ❤

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:30 PM

18. Both the Atlanta site and the general Georgia site send me to Valdosta to buy cookies

So does the Buy cookies online link that is in the menu on the right.

Oh, well, I really don't need cookies.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:37 PM

20. It's the thought that counts. ❤

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:46 PM

22. I should donate to our local troop

But our needlework group tried to have some programs with them a few years back and although they seemed interested they never responded to messages. I could understand if they want to do more forward thinking type programs but they were the ones who initiated the idea, then when we were ready to follow up, they never got back to us.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:16 PM

8. Ice cream co-branding opportunity

Break 'em and put 'em in ice cream.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:18 PM

9. I agree they have changed the recipe and for the last few years they suck.

I'll give a few dollars to them when I see them outside the grocer, but I don't take the cookies anymore - they are terrible now.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:44 PM

11. Drive Thru Cookie Sales

Why can't they set up a place for mini-Drive thu cookie sales. Only let vaccinated volunteers to administer.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:44 PM

12. I got food poisonings from Girl Scout cookies


In fact, everyone that bought them from the same source got sick
We believe that she perhaps stored them in a garage near some chemicals or pesticides...never touched them ever again

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:46 PM

13. They are truly gross and disgusting.

Fake waxy tasting “chocolate”. Overly sweet. They seem like they should be sold at the dollar store. They really ruined them over the years.I always “buy” them some the girls outs when they sell them, but I tell them to keep them. I’m not even tempted to take them with me.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:00 PM

14. Even good cookies are basically not good for you!

I donate and let them keep the cookies.

When they were so very long ago a "bake sale" kind of fund-raiser, it was cute. Now they are just mass-produced junk, with commercial baking companies making money off the Girl Scout label. But, they are kind of an institution. I don't know, if there is a solution to this.

I think the suggestion to sell these cookies to ice cream merchants for specialty concoctions makes the most sense.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:06 PM

15. Just don't pass them out to people waiting to vote.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:36 PM

19. False advertising. They're not REALLY made from Girl Scouts.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:58 PM

24. I got that reference!!!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:49 PM

23. I did more than my part.

We bought from our friend’s kid out of state. Besides the overpriced cookies, we got hosed on ridiculous shipping charges.

This whole cookie scam has always rubbed me the wrong way. All that money funneled off to the cookie manufacturer irks me.

I know it’s more than just about the money. It’s about teaching the kids goals and responsibility.

I wish they would give the option for “virtual cookies.” I would prefer to donate an equal amount and let that figure count toward their sales.

Besides, raising cash is a more marketable skill... and I won’t run the risk of ending up with:

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