As I have previously reported, the consumer seems to be getting less product for the same price â€“ especially in this economy.Â As I recently read on The Comsumerist, I am sorry to say that this truth can now be applied to the sacred institution of Girl Scout cookies.Â Due to the rising costs of ingredients, you might notice a few changes when you order your cookies this year.Â According to CBS11:
â€œBut this year, Girl Scout leaders admit something is different about their cookies. The cookie boxes have shrunk and so have the number of cookies in the boxes â€¦ But the prices have not changed.â€
Now, I am the last one to give the Girl Scouts a hard time, but seriously, whatâ€™s next??Â First of all, how much did it cost to completely change the packaging of the cookies – smaller box, smaller trays?Â That has to account for at least one half Thin Mint right there!
And frankly, I would rather pay a little more for the regular amount of cookies. The standard is the standard, and I will never understand why a company would rather shrink the product than increase the price (but when they do both â€“ ERRRR!).
Am I way off?Â What was the best thing for the Girl Scouts to do here?Â
To the comments section, Batman!!
And you can buy your smaller-boxed cookies here. See â€“ I do care.
H/t toÂ Baking BitesÂ for the pic.