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Girl Scouts Dealing With Stale Cookie Complaints

Posted February 16, 2008
Updated February 18, 2008

— Girl Scouts across the Southeast are dealing with complaints over stale cookies.

About 10 percent of the Peanut Butter Sandwiches and the Peanut Butter Patties in an out-of-state warehouse were exposed to moisture, causing the cookies to become stale.

The North Carolina Coastal Pines Council temporarily stopped distribution of those cookie varieties, but they have resumed baking fresh batches.

Unhappy customers can get reimbursed with fresh cookies by calling the consumer hot-line at 1-800-221-1002.


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  • Yelena Feb 18, 2008

    dataclerk, I'm confused. Since you obviously have no problem with saying No (and I'm not implying that you should feel pressured to buy things you don't want) why do you care if people are selling them?

  • Dr. Dataclerk Feb 18, 2008

    I agree with you totally, parents should stop bringing cookies and anything else from their kids school to sell on their jobs. When they come to me I just simply say: I am not interested, or I don't eat that etc. :)

  • Dr. Dataclerk Feb 18, 2008

    This is nothing new. Girl scouts cookies changed around the 70's. Since that time and today, I do not buy them because the cookies are not the same. They do not even sell the vanilla cookies with cream anymore. That's when I decided not to buy anymore. I want a cookie, I go to the bakery or the grocery store.

  • l-rae17 Feb 18, 2008

    anyone looking for cookies should come up to NC State. They're all over the place. They're even making up cheers for the cookies. I got a box of those great new Lemonades. NOM!

    and i love thin mints in the freezer :)

  • vmallen1 Feb 18, 2008

    Girl Scout Cookies are baked through more than one company. Depending on the area you live in depends on the company. As for the names, it also depends on the company. So here in the Greensboro area we have different cookies than those in other area. Each council choose the cookies they want and company. It's a girl right to change her mind.

  • nisa-pizza Feb 18, 2008

    We noticed right off that they had changed bakeries. Whoever came up with the idea of changing is about as bright a move as the people who came up with "New Coke" years back.

    They won't go to waste because my 17 year old at home will eat anything!

    Don't mess with a tried and true classic folks....haven't you learned yet?

    If you bake it.....they will come.

  • iamforjustice Feb 18, 2008

    The reason why girl schout cookies aren't good anymore is because they are not deep fried in lard anymore. Same as chicken places. No more good KFC or Golden Skillet. No more good fries either. I miss lard.

  • something2say Feb 18, 2008

    They do taste different this year, not sure if it is stale or just made cheaper?

  • iamforjustice Feb 18, 2008

    If I was a girl scout I would only sell cookies to people that smoked chronic. When they get the muncheees they don't care what they taste like.

  • Space Mountain Feb 18, 2008

    And parents, please stop trying to sell your kids stuff at work.