Girl Scout Cookies Shrinking, Disappearing Due to the Economy

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If Dulce de Leche, Thank U Berry Much or All Abouts are some of your favorite cookie flavors, better accept the reality now: The Girl Scouts are no longer offering these in their lineup. But wait, there's more!
The Girl Scouts announced earlier this week that both the size and quantity of some remaining flavors will also dwindle slightly--as of now, only the Lemon Chalet Cremes are reducing in size, while the downsized quantities include Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread Cookies, DoSiDos and Trefoils (up to four fewer cookies per box).

The reasons behind these changes? A rise in both transportation and baking costs. As a result, the agreed-upon course of action was to "lower the net weight of our cookie boxes slightly rather than ask our customers to pay a higher per-package price during these difficult times," Girl Scouts spokesperson Michelle Tompkins told CNN.

This Forker is pretty indifferent to Girl Scout cookies, but I can only imagine the thoughts of my friend who stockpiles Thin Mints annually in her freezer. . . .

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