Girl Scout Cookies: We Have ‘Em!

This year, with limited in-person booth sales, the Girl Scouts turned to Price Chopper & Market 32 to help sell their famous cookies! We are honored to help by making their iconic cookies available to our guests. Six varieties are available – Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils and Lemon-Ups. Proceeds stay local. Grab them while supplies last. Learn more at pricechopper.com/girl-scout-cookies

The Girl Scouts have sold their cookies to the public since 1917. After more than 100 years, these cookies remain an iconic part of American culture. The sale of cookies started as a way to finance troop activities, when the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria.

In 1922, “The American Girl” magazine, published by Girls Scouts of the USA, featured an article by Florence E. Neil. Neil provided a cookie recipe that had been shared amongst the Girl Scouts; she provided ingredients as well as projected costs, ultimately suggesting that the recipe be sold by the Girl Scouts. Soon troops in different parts of the country began to take part.

30 years later, Girl Scout Cookies were taking off. In 1951, they were being sold in three variations: Sandwich, Shortbread, and Chocolate Mints. This was the beginning of cookies being sold at tables in shopping malls. Fast forward to 2016 and Girl Scouts are on stage at the Academy Awards selling cookies to A-list celebrities!

Offer not available in our Saugerties, Middletown, Poughkeepsie, Vails Gate, Newburgh, Warwick, Marlborough and Hopkinton stores.

Source: girlscouts.org

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