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Tom Hanks Made Fans Buy Girl Scout Cookies Before They Could Get A Picture

Tom Hanks really, really, really, really, really, really likes supporting the Girl Scouts of America.

He ran into a few entrepreneurial young ladies in Los Altos, CA, last Thursday where he was looking to get his son’s vintage typewriter repaired. As an avid collector, he ended up buying two more.

Incognito in a hat and sunglasses, he bought four boxes of cookies from the girls and donated $20 (I would’ve just bought more boxes, but I don’t have an Oscar or a generally pleasant demeanor). As Hanks walked away, they gradually realized who he was, so they asked for a picture.


The Academy Award-winning actor obliged them, but he didn’t stop there.

As passersby noticed his presence and requested photos, Hanks wouldn’t allow them to take one unless they bought some cookies from the Girl Scouts.

Talk about a celebrity endorsement!

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Girl Scouts Troll People into Thinking They Have a Cookie Webstore

The Girl Scouts of America have heard your pleas and are taking their infamous cookies where they have never been before: online. OK, not really, but close enough.

Digital Cookie is the Girl Scout website you’ve been dreaming of since 1998. And most of it is still in 1998.

The website serves the entrepreneurial interests of the Girl Scouts, not the consumer. Digital Cookie is not an online store; all orders have to be initiated by a Girl Scout.

Young girls can fill out a profile stating their goals for world domination peace and send emails to prospective customers (hopefully, not over a dial-up connection). If you didn’t get the link directly from a Girl Scout, the link will be broken and your cookie dreams get crushed.

In an attempt to ward off cookie fanatics and child molesters alike, the website is highly protective of each scout’s information and all profiles require parental approval. (You can still find a local young girl by using the official Cookie Finder app, if you really need your fix.)

The mobile app is much more 21st century, but still geared toward honing Girl Scouts’ marketing experience. They can manage their sales, schedule deliveries, and, most importantly, accept credit cards for payment.

Yes, you can finally just shove your credit card in a 10-year-old’s face and take all of her Thin Mints. Just make sure this girl is a Scout before you steal her cookies, OK?

H/t Wired

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Girl Scout Nesquik is Real and on Store Shelves

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Girl Scout cookies are like crack, and those little girls can easily leave you broke as you stock up on Thin Mints and Do-si-dos. Naturally, the trademark Girl Scout cookie flavors can and should be incorporated in as many foods as possible. We’ve seen them in coffee creamers and even frozen yogurt, now they’re available in flavored milk form.

Nestle teamed up with the Girl Scouts to make Nesquik On-the-Go flavored milk. They’re not offering the full array of flavors, but are available in Thin Mints and Caramel Coconut (AKA Samoas) flavors.

This isn’t the first time the two have collaborated, as in 2012 Nestle released a series of chocolate Crunch bars with Thin Mint, Samoa and Tagalong flavors. They have been spotted on store shelves and according to the Nesquik site, they’ll only be around for a limited time.

PicThx Thrillist

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Well That’s Just Mean: $24K Order of Girl Scout Cookies Turns Out to Be Nothing But a Cruel Joke

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Okay, I know that with the economy being the way they is, it might seem like Girl Scouts trick us out of thousands every year, but damn, revenge is not the answer.

According to the Consumerist and KATU News, two troops in Portland, Ore. thought they’d come upon the deal of a lifetime when they were approached with a request for a huge corporate order of Girl Scout cookies. But when it finally came time to collect payment for the six thousand, $24K worth of boxes they had set aside, however, the prankster revealed the whole thing was nothing but a hoax.

The money expected from the sale was supposed to be used so the girls could go to camp, which of course they’ll now have to find another way to raise, considering, as Consumerist stated, “the cookie-selling season is technically over.”

Basically, some douchebag decided to punch some little girls right in the heart and probably killed a bunch of fairies and unicorns in the process. Luckily, after hearing the original story, some Portland locals decided to buy up about half the boxes meant for the cold-blooded pranksters, but the girls still have a long way to go if they want to raise the extra money on time.

I’d totally help, but I already promised I’d buy some from little Sally down the street, sorry.

H/T Consumerist + PicThx Interview Angel

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Girl Scout Cookies Upgrade to ‘The Thin Mints Cupcake’

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Crumbs Bake Shop is collaborating with the Girl Scouts of the USA for National Girl Scout Cookie Day, February 8, by unveiling limited edition Girl Scout Thin Mints Cupcakes. The announcement temporarily halted things at the Foodbeast offices, as we’re major fans of freezing thin mints and dipping them in chocolate chip mint ice cream. The Thin Mints Cupcake features a chocolate devil’s food cake base stuffed with fudge and decked out with minty cream cheese frosting, topped with a Thin Mint Cookie for kicks.

Er, YUM. The cupcake sale goes from today til February 22 and will be sold at all 64 Crumbs Bake Shop locations nationwide. To find out where the closest shop is, check crumbs.com

Here’s to hoping the cupcakes taste just as good frozen.

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Girl Scouts Add to Cookie Arsenal: New Mango Creme

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I’m not talking about winter — Girl Scout Cookie Season. Thin Mint, Samoa and Peanut Butter Patty are welcoming newbie, Mango Creme, to the family.

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Sweets

Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Cookie Candy Bar Hits Stores

It has finally arrived. The Nestle Crunch Girl Scouts Cookie candy bar has finally hit store shelves and the commercials have hit the mainstream.

Pictures floated around for a while, as it was but a mere rumor. Then it got real as pre-orders for the candy bar were made available by Nestle Crunch.

The three flavors that seem to be available are some of the girl scout cookie favorites: Thin Mints, Caramel and Coconut (AKA, Samoas), and Peanut Butter Creme (AKA Tagalongs).

The commercial which has been aired on TV, shows a girl scout warning a Crunch vendor to be careful while stocking the candy bar. Soon after, a mob of customers rush the display and nab the crunchy bar.

The Crunch Facebook page has provided a map to help find the nearest store that is selling the Crunch bar.

Do notice that the commercial states that they are available for a limited time only.

If you missed the last wave of girl scout cookies, this might hold you up until the cookie-selling troopers return.

[Thx Huff Post and Crunch]