You can buy Girl Scout cookies on Amazon. There's just one problem
Posted April 4
Tired of waiting an entire year for new Girl Scout cookies? Don’t worry anymore. You can now buy a year’s supply on Amazon.
That’s right. Amazon now sells Girl Scout cookies for close to $10 a box. Thin Mints go for $10 even, while the Samoas sell for $9.54, according to the seller page.
“Samoas, Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Trefoils, you name it,” according to PopSugar. “All your favorite cookies are available for online purchase, meaning you don't have to seek out a Girl Scout cookie-selling location to get your hands on a box (or 10). You can simply add as many to your cart from the comfort of your couch whenever you want ... this could get very dangerous.”
But there are some hiccups. Potential buyers may want to consider the authenticity of the cookies, according to The Huffington Post.
A Girl Scouts of the USA spokesperson told HuffPost that some vendors use old boxes to store and sell fake cookies.
“Girl Scouts USA, your local Girl Scout council, and our licensed cookie bakers cannot guarantee the freshness or integrity of these cookies,” the representative told HuffPost. “In many instances, these cookies are actually expired.”
As Mic pointed out, the $10 boxes are more expensive than the typical $4 to $5 box you can buy outside a grocery store during Girl Scout cookie season.
It’s also unclear if these funds will go to the Girl Scouts program, Mic reported.
A spokesperson from the Girl Scouts also told New York Magazine that only a third-party seller benefits from those sales. The Girl Scouts earn nothing.
“Buying the cookies through Amazon is giving people access to cookies without access to Girl Scouts,” the spokesperson said, “which undercuts the programmatic element."
Girl Scout cookies introduced a new flavor last year — S’mores. A Girl Scout cookie cereal was also introduced, according to the Deseret News.