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  1. #1
    Goomba Guest

    Default Girl Scout Thin Mints

    Per the discussion here the other week about them-

    My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at
    all. They taste just as good to me as ever! I do notice that they've
    done someething different in the manufacturing that they now have 5
    little dimples in the top that they never had before.

    The Tagalongs are equally wonderful, albeit the box sure holds fewer! <sigh>

  2. #2
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Goomba <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Per the discussion here the other week about them-
    >
    > My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at
    > all. They taste just as good to me as ever! I do notice that they've
    > done someething different in the manufacturing that they now have 5
    > little dimples in the top that they never had before.
    >
    > The Tagalongs are equally wonderful, albeit the box sure holds fewer! <sigh>


    Different bakeries‹the ones I had at Beck's were fine.

    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew; sometimes in a pickle."
    Pepparkakor particulars posted 11-29-2010;
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:30:33 -0500, Goomba wrote:

    > Per the discussion here the other week about them-
    >
    > My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at
    > all. They taste just as good to me as ever! I do notice that they've
    > done someething different in the manufacturing that they now have 5
    > little dimples in the top that they never had before.
    >
    > The Tagalongs are equally wonderful, albeit the box sure holds fewer! <sigh>


    I got a box of Tagalongs for $4 today at Lowes. Totally not worth $4.

    The Girl Scout Scam seems to be an up and coming Enron.

    -sw

  4. #4
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:30:33 -0500, Goomba wrote:
    >
    >> Per the discussion here the other week about them-
    >>
    >> My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at
    >> all. They taste just as good to me as ever! I do notice that they've
    >> done someething different in the manufacturing that they now have 5
    >> little dimples in the top that they never had before.
    >>
    >> The Tagalongs are equally wonderful, albeit the box sure holds fewer!
    >> <sigh>

    >
    > I got a box of Tagalongs for $4 today at Lowes. Totally not worth $4.
    >
    > The Girl Scout Scam seems to be an up and coming Enron.


    I have not liked the Girl Scout cookies for many years. Back when I sold
    them, the mints were not thin. They were a sandwich cookie dipped in
    chocolate and they actually tasted good. Not like chemicals.



  5. #5
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints

    On Feb 23, 8:02*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:30:33 -0500, Goomba wrote:
    > > Per the discussion here the other week about them-

    >
    > > My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at
    > > all. They taste just as good to me as ever! I do notice that they've
    > > done someething different in the manufacturing that they now have 5
    > > little dimples in the top that they never had before.

    >
    > > The Tagalongs are equally wonderful, albeit the box sure holds fewer! <sigh>

    >
    > I got a box of Tagalongs for $4 today at Lowes. *Totally not worth $4.
    >
    > The Girl Scout Scam seems to be an up and coming Enron.
    >


    Lowes is totally the wrong place to get a price on cookies.

  6. #6
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints

    On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:14:46 -0800 (PST), spamtrap1888 wrote:

    > On Feb 23, 8:02*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >
    >> I got a box of Tagalongs for $4 today at Lowes. *Totally not worth $4.
    >>
    >> The Girl Scout Scam seems to be an up and coming Enron.

    >
    > Lowes is totally the wrong place to get a price on cookies.


    I bet the same cookies outside of Hole Foods were $5.50.

    -sw

  7. #7
    George Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints

    On 2/23/2011 11:02 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:30:33 -0500, Goomba wrote:
    >
    >> Per the discussion here the other week about them-
    >>
    >> My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at
    >> all. They taste just as good to me as ever! I do notice that they've
    >> done someething different in the manufacturing that they now have 5
    >> little dimples in the top that they never had before.
    >>
    >> The Tagalongs are equally wonderful, albeit the box sure holds fewer!<sigh>

    >
    > I got a box of Tagalongs for $4 today at Lowes. Totally not worth $4.
    >
    > The Girl Scout Scam seems to be an up and coming Enron.
    >
    > -sw


    Maybe you remember the expose one of the newsmagazine programs did on
    the girl scouts?

    It started because of a retired woman who had a strong business
    background who was also a troop leader or whatever they are called. She
    realized something was wrong when say they sold $10,000 worth of cookies
    and got $112 back from headquarters to pay for the local activities. She
    did her homework about the various costs involved and tried to
    understand the huge overhead.

    Turns out the girl scouts had this huge corporate office in CT suitable
    for enron filled with high paid folks doing do nothing jobs. All of the
    money went to pay for that and other silly stuff.

    Interestingly enough the boy scouts have no such central organization.

  8. #8
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints

    On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:30:33 -0500, Goomba <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at
    >all. They taste just as good to me as ever!


    Me too. I buy at least a case of Thin Mints every year, and have boxes
    from most of the last ten years in my garage freezer. They're
    indistinguishable.

    AFAIK, the GS have occasionally changed contract bakers, and sometimes
    offered different producers regionally.

    -- Larry

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints

    On Feb 24, 4:28*am, George <geo...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    > On 2/23/2011 11:02 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:30:33 -0500, Goomba wrote:

    >
    > >> Per the discussion here the other week about them-

    >
    > >> My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at
    > >> all. They taste just as good to me as ever! I do notice that they've
    > >> done someething different in the manufacturing that they now have 5
    > >> little dimples in the top that they never had before.

    >
    > >> The Tagalongs are equally wonderful, albeit the box sure holds fewer!<sigh>

    >
    > > I got a box of Tagalongs for $4 today at Lowes. *Totally not worth $4..

    >
    > > The Girl Scout Scam seems to be an up and coming Enron.

    >
    > > -sw

    >
    > Maybe you remember the expose one of the newsmagazine programs did on
    > the girl scouts?
    >
    > It started because of a retired woman who had a strong business
    > background who was also a troop leader or whatever they are called. She
    > realized something was wrong when say they sold $10,000 worth of cookies
    > and got $112 back from headquarters to pay for the local activities. She
    > did her homework about the various costs involved and tried to
    > understand the huge overhead.
    >
    > Turns out the girl scouts had this huge corporate office in CT suitable
    > for enron filled with high paid folks doing do nothing jobs. All of the
    > money went to pay for that and other silly stuff.
    >
    > Interestingly enough the boy scouts have no such central organization.


    Bull****.

    The Boy Scouts of America National Council sucks up $17.8 million, or
    10% of the donations it receives (vs. 7.5% for the GSA -- $6.5
    million). The Chief Scout Executive is paid over $1 million a year, vs
    $435K for the GS leader. 4.6 million youth members vs. 2.4 million
    girl members

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints

    On Feb 23, 8:30*pm, Goomba <Goomb...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Per the discussion here the other week about them-
    >
    > My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at
    > all. They taste just as good to me as ever! I do notice that they've
    > done someething different in the manufacturing that they now have 5
    > little dimples in the top that they never had before.
    >
    > The Tagalongs are equally wonderful, albeit the box sure holds fewer! <sigh>


    If you like Tagalongs you should try the Reese's chocolate covered
    peanut butter cookies. They're in the cookie aisle in the grocery
    store and come in brown and orange box. They are gooood.

  11. #11
    Default User Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints

    "Goomba" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Per the discussion here the other week about them-
    >
    > My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at all.
    > They taste just as good to me as ever! I do notice that they've done
    > someething different in the manufacturing that they now have 5 little
    > dimples in the top that they never had before.


    They're better frozen.



    Brian
    --
    Day 749 of the "no grouchy usenet posts" project
    Current music playing: None.



  12. #12
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints

    On Feb 24, 8:52*am, pltrg...@xhost.org wrote:
    > On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:30:33 -0500, Goomba <Goomb...@comcast.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at
    > >all. They taste just as good to me as ever!

    >
    > Me too. I buy at least a case of Thin Mints every year, and have boxes
    > from most of the last ten years in my garage freezer. They're
    > indistinguishable.
    >
    > AFAIK, the GS have occasionally changed contract bakers, and sometimes
    > offered different producers regionally.
    >

    Burry Biscuits were the best.

  13. #13
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints

    On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:15:13 -0600, "Default User"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >They're better frozen.


    Agreed. We always have a tube of Thin Mints in the kitchen freezer
    door, alongside extra sticks of butter.

    -- Larry


  14. #14
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Girl Scout Thin Mints

    On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:30:33 -0500, Goomba <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Per the discussion here the other week about them-
    >
    >My boxes have been delivered and I don't find them to be different at
    >all. They taste just as good to me as ever! I do notice that they've
    >done someething different in the manufacturing that they now have 5
    >little dimples in the top that they never had before.
    >



    We just picked up 2 boxes at Lowe's this morning. They taste just
    like the ones I sold in the early 1950s. They do have the little
    dimples, but that hasn't changed the taste. These are baked in
    Richmond, VA.

    I never had thin mints that were anything but a single cookie covered
    with mint chocolate. And we bought them every year regardless of
    where we lived.

    Just sent DH back to Lowe's for 4 more boxes. We shall see if any
    make it into the freezer.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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