Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Temptation in da house?
Have you seen them? They're popping up at your local grocery stores or your co-worker is relentlessly circling the office with the order form. It's Girl Scout Cookie season!
If you've committed to a healthy lifestyle as your new years resolution, this truly is the time (6-8 weeks) that it's been proven people wave the white flag if they aren't going to stick to it. You regular gym goers may notice you have the gym almost back to yourself. But if Thin Mints and Samoas are your favorite, you shouldn't sweat this time of year because you can get them year round. Keebler makes the Thin Mint equivalent called Grasshoppers and the Samoa equivalent called Coconut Dreams. So basically their two most popular cookies are available year round with negligible taste difference. That means you can plan your indulgence for them any time of year instead of feeling the sense of FOMO that rolls around this time of year causing you to order more boxes than you ever would buy in the store and demolish the box(es) in a day or two and slip into a pit of regret. Some well intentioned people will give you the advice of freezing them. Um, they are still delicious frozen so yeah.
"But I'd feel bad not supporting the Girl Scouts."
Well guess what, they accept donations so you can give them the money, they keep the cookies or donate them to a program where others get the cookies and you now have a tax deduction! (You do NOT get a tax deduction for buying the cookies and putting them in your own cookie hole though.) ;-) Donating to the cause will also keep the co-worker trying to sell the cookies off your back and you are still able to zip up your jeans!
Seriously though, I can't even have Thin Mints in the house because the call is SO strong for no real reason other than they're available for a limited time and they taunt me from wherever they are. They're okay but I really only want two but they force you to buy the whole box and I just don't need the temptation for cookies I'll regret eating come weigh in day.
What are your favorite Girl Scout Cookies? Are you able to control yourself around them?
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