Oh my goodness, it is that time of year again. The Girl Scouts are out and the grocery stores are no longer safe. Little folding tables covered in boxes of thin mints, shortbread and lemon chalet cookies beckon to me. “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout Cookies?” Such cheerful voices, smiling faces and patient parents. Of course, I’d like to buy some cookies. Do I need them? Heck no. Should I devour them? Uh uh, but sure I’ll take a box (or two).
I’m currently loving the new Lemon Chalet cookies. Wowza, they taste like a lemon square, which is always a good thing. Thin mints are good, but these lemon ones have them beat hands down, I think.
As a former Girl Scout, I can attest to the yumminess of the product, which still tastes great all these years later. My poor dad was always stuck carting my share of the troup cookie boxes to his office to sell because my folks didn’t want me going door to door. I was only in the GS a few years but I remember big cartons of cookies stacked up in our garage, trudged there from the leader’s home, just waiting for dad to haul them down to work. How many kids appreciate the stuff their parents do to help them with their own activities? Boy, I sure didn’t.
Guess I’m doing my part now by buying up all those lovely lemon cookies so those patient parents don’t have to stand up at the grocery store entrance all day.