Desperately Seeking Thin Mints
Photo by Elise Thompson for LAist. Yes, you can buy Thin Mints by the case. Don't judge me.
It used to be impossible to diet during Girl Scout Cookie season. They were everywhere. Then slowly the munchkins stopped going door to door, and the cookie stands at shopping centers have limited hours. Nowadays unless you have a coworker taping an order form up in the lunchroom, hunting Girl Scouts can be a major undertaking. Especially for us night owls.
Luckily the Girl Scouts know you're jonesing. Sure, you can stop anytime you want. But in the meantime, here is a convenient Girl Scout Cookie Locator
This year is the 92nd anniversary of The Girl Scout Cookie Program. It started out as a local event in Oklahoma and spread like, well, let's be honest, crack. Over the years diferent cookie varieties have come and gone. Recently they have come up with Lemon Chalet Cremes and Sugar-free Chocolate Chip. This year Dulce de Leche cookies were introduced. They have the thick, crumbly texture of packaged peanut butter cookies or Pecan Sandies with a light drizzle of cloyingly sweet caramel.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches the girls leadership and "financial literacy." It teaches the rest of us that it is possible to eat an entire box of cookies without realizing it. To learn more, check out The Girl Scouts of Los Angeles.