Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Whoa--the Sprouts have gone too far
…Alert, alert….Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, and Lemon Chalet Crème Girl Scout cookies are going smaller and/or fewer to the box.
…OK, we can’t sell our houses, we may get laid off any minute, unemployment is running out, the pantry is all peanut butter all the time, the TV is about to punk out, but cut back on cookies? What else do we have?
…”We are talking about a couple of fewer cookies,” tut-tutted one spokesman. Well, we care! We notice!
…Flour is up 30%, they whine. Cocoa, 20%. The Sprouts wanted to keep the price at $4.00 a box or so. Hey, even in 2005, that was 25 cents a cookie—now it will be more!
…About all these scheming youngsters have going for them is that these yummies only come out for a short time once a year—people forget!
…Sort of. Some people.
…Anyhow, the Cadbury egg has also gone on a diet.
…Oh, who cares on that? But Tagalongs?
…If you can’t trust a Girl Scout, we are lost.
…And by the way, HA’s sister and mother were sharing a Mounds the other day and those halves looked pretty light on the old scale, shall we say.