Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Thank Goodness I have some little girls in my neighborhood who take part in the Scouting program. Every year these two little Brownies show up at my door to sell me Girl Scout Cookies. And every year, though I'm usually trying desperately to undo the madness (i.e. fatness) created on my waistline over the holidays, I always order a bunch. How can I not? They're a tradition. A rite of passage. An American icon in cookie form! It's actually kind of unpatriotic not to order Girl Scout Cookies, in my opinion. Besides, it helps support a good cause. You know...uh....little girls wandering around neighborhoods by themselves, peddling sweets to complete strangers. It's a noble cause if I ever heard of one.
Personally, I'm a Tagalongs fan. They're the best ones. A light crispy cookie with a soft pool of peanut butter in the middle and a coating of delicious chocolate over the whole thing. Divine. I also like the Thin Mints. Although normally crisp cookies don't do much for me, these are so light and thin that you can eat about 12 for the calories of 1 Tagalong. At least that's what I tell myself after I start on my second dozen. As a child I was a big fan of the Samoas. Everything sweet layered on top of more sweet, covered in still more sweet. What more could a child want? But now...well, they're just too sweet. And yet, every year my husband orders a couple of boxes. He, like I, has this distinct memory from childhood of biting into the most sugar-laden cookie ever invented. And loving it. So he orders a couple of boxes, only to bite into the first cookie and say with disappointment, "Oh. These aren't that good. Why did I think I liked these?" Because, Silly. Girl Scout Cookies are made with cocaine. That's how they get you to spend $50 on cookies, year after year.
You know, some people may dislike the idea of 8 year old drug pushers. But I'm Ok with the way they work. Because I don't have a problem. I WANT to eat Girl Scout Cookies. They don't control me; I can quit any time I want.
(But I'm putting a few dozen boxes of Tagalongs in the freezer this year....just in case.)