Last year, around this time of the year, I realized I was living a super american life. That happened when I got to work one day and a colleague offered me girl scouts cookies. His daughter is a girl scout and he was helping her to sell the boxes. So he brought with him all sorts of flavors so we could eat and buy.
I felt like I was on an episode of Friends, the one where Ross breaks the girl scout’s leg and helps her selling the cookies. So, just like Monica did with Ross, everybody started putting their orders: Three boxes of the thins mints, two of the tagalongs, four of the samoas.
Watching all that fuzz and hearing a bunch of names that meant nothing to me, I had to ask for help. A friend explained that there are different flavors of cookies and each one has a name and a color. Depending on the year they have some special flavors, but most of them comes every year, so people already know their favorite ones and what to order.
Since he gave us a few boxes to try, I went for it. And let me tell you, the thing is deliciously addictive! Its fame has a reason. So I elected my favorite ones and took my boxes home, as happy as food can make me. The bad thing is that they are a little pricy, so I ended up buying one box of my favorite flavors: thin mints, tagalongs and trefoils.
When it comes to cookies, I have a hard time controlling myself. I ate the first box – thin mints – all at once! The next day, RafaT gave me a precious tip regarding the thin mints: leave them on the fridge, it tastes even better when cold. So I had to buy one more box – what a sacrifice! – to taste the thin mints cold. And it was so worth it. Money well spent!
Now, I pass along the tip because the cookies season has begun. And if you are wondering where to find the cookies, take a look here.