I don't have a problem just walking past the tables set up outside Walmart or whatever. Often though I'll hand whoever it is (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts selling popcorn, youth group bake sale, etc) some money and say, I don't need anything, this is just a donation. They're more than happy to just take cash donations.
If I know I have a problem with something, when it comes to portion control-- well I avoid having whatever it is, in the house. I love Dunkin Donuts, but I never buy a half dozen-- I only ever get one.
In the past, I've had a little trouble with Girl Scout cookies. But this year I'm able to get out a couple cookies, put the box away, and not really think about them. I want to make them last as long as possible.
I had never had girls scout cookies-ever (I'm 26 lol) and my fiance decided to buy a box of thin mints yesterday since some girl scouts were selling them outside the student center at school. They're not terrible, but I'm not impressed. I probably won't even buy them again. Maybe if I had a different kind, but definitely not a good first impression. I had to put them in the freezer to make them taste a little better.
3/2/13 9:10 A
I don't really like the cookies but has anyone tried the ice cream? Oh boy that is good!
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526 3/2/13 9:08 A
I must say the scouts are a good organization, I was one a million years a good(BOY SCOUTS). But I feel that the cookie deal is a recipe for failure to launch the fitness day. I am amazed that when folks buy stuff like that and eat it only to wake up the next day and wonder why they failed, get on sp and sing the blues, well my wife loves those things and brings them home to torture me, but I do not grown because she lives here too, but what I do is this" 1, pay for a box or two and asked that they be given to someone who is hungry(children) of the poor, the homeless, the tired and wore out, this is my solution to the problem. I personally think everyone is happy, the girls get there quota the hungry get fed, and I dont have to wake the next morn and sing the blues this not this
Edited by: VATRUCKER at: 3/2/2013 (09:10)
3/2/13 8:39 A
I love the thin mints too. I found a cookie that is very similar to them, maybe better, in the cookie section. "Grasshoppers" by Keebler. So far I have not indulged in GS cookies but get the Grasshoppers once in a while.
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43 3/2/13 7:36 A
Samoas and I have a love hate relationship. I love eating them then hate myself afterward for polishing off 6-7 in a sitting. I've resisted temptation thus far this season.
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3/2/13 3:07 A
I like the thin mints, samoas and the thick chocolate covered peanut butter ones, but now that I work from home, there's no office sign up sheets to tempt me and I have no problems just walking past the tables in front of the local wal-mart, so I don't buy them.
If they sold them in single serving packs, now that might be different ;) If i'm really jonesing for a treat, I'll get something I can buy just once of, so I can have it and be done and not be tempted to eat the rest of the package.
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3/1/13 10:13 A
I cannot say no to girl scout cookies. I bought some the other day at Sams. Being a former girl scout, I try to support them as much as possible. I am just so proud of myself that I have not opened them yet.
They're sooooo good. I'm lucky no one is selling them where I work.
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6,094 3/1/13 9:45 A
Awww... if I wanted 'em badly enough, I'd have a bunch on my day off. Maintaining my weight, I have two such days a month. All the rest, I carefully track and eat healthy... so that occasional splurge doesn't hurt.
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3/1/13 9:38 A
Never mind. Found it :-) http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=7_ homemade_girl_scout_cookie_recipes
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3/1/13 9:37 A
I don't even buy them anymore! Which is sad :-( I don't trust myself not to eat the entire box! Forget the entire box, I'd eat the entire order LOL Does anyone have the link to that article??? I'd love to try and make my own!
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764 3/1/13 12:59 A
Ugh my downfall right now. I can eat and eat and eat till the box is gone (Thin Mints, Do-se-Does, Samoas, Tefoils and Savanna Smiles). Just wish they would go away and not by me eating them.
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9,705 2/28/13 10:31 P
I love thin mints, but I have an almost masochistic desire to make them last. I always have two boxes of thin mints, and I stick them in the freezer, and dole them out 2-3 at a time over the course of MONTHS. I can usually make those boxes last for 6 months! I'm very jealous of my girl scout cookies. I hoard them like a dragon hoards treasure!
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3,526 2/28/13 10:01 P
I bought 4 boxes - 2 thin mints, 1 Do-si-Do and 1 shortbread
I only like the Samoas so I don't buy those. My boyfriend eats the others.
I always buy from the Girl Scouts - I feel it is a good organization to support
2/28/13 9:59 P
No Susan_Foster you are not weird. I bought some a couple years ago, to help out a friends daughter. The cookies actually expired. I found them in the closet a year after they expired.
Now homemade cookies and sweets. That is a whole other story.
It's strange - I love just about every sweet on the planet, but GS cookies just don't do it for me. Sure, I'll buy them sometimes, but I can pass them up pretty easily. Weird.
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2/28/13 7:49 P
Yes and unfortunately my favorites are the tagalongs (pb, cookie, and chocolate), which are some of the worst ones. AND, the girl scouts in my area stand out in front of the super market selling them. So hard to avoid, but as long as I don't buy them, I'm OK. Otherwise I could eat the whole box in one sitting.
Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 2/28/2013 (19:49)
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2/28/13 1:46 P
I bought a box, allotted myself 6 and put the rest on the treat table at work. They were gone in 10 minutes. Problem solved. Lol I managed to make the 6 last for three days, somehow.
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449 2/28/13 1:02 P
I know a serving is only 2 cookies - but I eat the whole sleeve.
Yup and that is why I do NOT buy them. If they are selling them at work, i will donate the price of a box of cookies but don't take the cookies.
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2/28/13 12:32 P
Oh, definitely. Luckily, I was a Girl Scout all through high school, so once I wasn't anymore, we didn't have a cookie source. And I avoid the cookies being sold at my college by never having cash on me. When I'm at a friends house though...I can pack away the thin mints and caramel delites. SP keeps be behaving, though.
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91 2/28/13 12:03 P
So an article on the homepage about homemade girl scout cookies reminded me of this. Literally my BIGGEST temptation is girlscout cookies, thin mint and caramel delites. YUM. lol i even splurged yesterday on some thin mints.
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