Trefoiled yet again

Prepare to peel off more dollars for your Thin Mints:

Secure in the knowledge that the general public is always jonesing for cookies and their position as purveyors of said revered items, Girl Scout councils in some cities are charging more for their cookies this year, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Because it’s up to each local council to decide how much to charge per box, prices could vary depending on how far you’re willing to drive: Cookie inflation is coming to Southern California, for example, where councils in San Diego, Orange County and Greater Los Angeles have hiked the price from $4 to $5, after San Francisco‚Äôs council did so.

Local Scouts have quoted me $4 — up from $3.50 — for this year’s trefoils and Samoas and whatnot.

But hey, say the Girl Scouts of Orange County, $5 a box is still a bargain, especially compared to the $5.84 they could be charging if cookie prices had advanced apace with inflation.

File that under Cold Comfort.


  1. McGehee »

    4 February 2015 · 10:02 am

    Call me a Scrooge, but when I want Thin Mints I can get them at Publix for a good deal less. And I never really cared for the other varieties.

  2. Nicole »

    5 February 2015 · 6:30 pm

    $4 here and since they changed a lot of their recipes I don’t even like them as much any more. I buy if a child is made to speak to me and tell me about the product. Otherwise, I don’t anymore.

  3. fillyjonk »

    6 February 2015 · 8:01 am

    Just got the e-mail from the person on campus who does this. They are $4 here. I don’t plan on buying any. If someone I knew had a daughter selling them I might, otherwise, no.

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