Saturday, March 19, 2005
Nutritionists who are trying to help the nation trim calories and avoid dangerous trans fat might not be as pleased. The Girl Scouts' national office has received complaints because the cookies are made with plenty of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil -- think Crisco or margarine -- which the Food and Drug Administration and the nation's top medical researchers agree is the most dangerous fat in the human diet.
If you are someone who believes the above, don't buy the cookies. If you are on a diet, don't buy the cookies. If you are worried about the nation's obesity problem, it doesn't concern you so don't buy the cookies. And don't tell people that they shouldn't buy the cookies, we're gonna buy them whether you say how unhealthy they are or not. I think it's sad that people will speak out against a product, one they probably have never tasted, enjoyed, or savored.
For some, Girl Scout Cookies are the one thing they look forward to all year, next to Christmas or their birthday. I bought three boxes today, which is good considering last year, I think I bought 10 or 12 boxes. These are my favorites:
Samoas Delicate vanilla cookies drenched in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with dark cocoa stripes.
Peanut Butter Patties Crispy vanilla cookies layered with real peanut butter and blanketed with a chocolaty coating.
Peanut Butter Sandwiches Deliciously smooth peanut butter sandwiched between crunchy oatmeal cookies.
I don't care about how many grams of fat or how many calories each cookie has, they all just taste so damn good. In this sick and twisted world we live in, where some people cannot even crack a smile, it's good to know that I have some Girl Scout Cookies waiting for me at home.