Many of us wait for all year this month. This is the time of year that the Girl Scout Cookies arrive at our homes, offices or outside of shopping malls. We all have our favorite Girl Scout cookies. I love the Samoa's, my wife is partial to the Thin Mints, and the kids love the sugar cookies.
However, this year has not been a kind one for the Girl Scouts. It seems that Little Brownie Bakers, the company that makes the Lemon Chalet Creme cookie the Girl Scouts sell, are being recalled. The recall was issued because the Girl Scout Cookie has a "foul smell and taste coming from them."
The recall states that the cookies are not harmful for human ingestion; they are just not meeting the high quality standards that Girl Scout cookies should have. The cookies have a breakdown of the oils used in making them and that is causing the bad taste and smell. Consumer complaints have made it imperative that the company issue the recall.
It is estimated that over 200 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies are sold and eaten by Americans every year. The Girls Scouts began selling their famous cookies back in 1917.