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    The Girl Scouts are out to kill us...

    My wife brought home some Girl Scout cookies the other day. Have you ever read the ingredients? The first one is sugar and the second one is partially hydrogenated oil (trans fats). Of course if you read the label it says it has 0 trans fats. Not to mention they are now $4 a box. Am I the only one concerned that this is how they choose to raise funds? I'm all for supporting the Girl Scouts but isn't there a better way?

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    I'm still not up to WaterRockets stack of 14 Oreos but I did pile up 8 Girl Scout Tagalongs last night and then munched an apple chaser. Washed all that down with a protein shake and topped it off with a salad and 36 oz of soda water.

    Man tonight was my birthday so a huge slab of meatloaf and a thunderous chunk of chocolate cake. I'm eating a tremendous amount of food these days. Isn't cycling just awesome if really you enjoy food?
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    Girl Scouts are cutting trans fat from their cookies next year. There goes the flavor!

    It's worth every heart attack I get later in life. Frickin delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPradun
    Girl Scouts are cutting trans fat from their cookies next year. There goes the flavor!

    It's worth every heart attack I get later in life. Frickin delicious.
    Actualy the real flavor is in saturated animal fats. Butter, lard of beef tallow which were the traditional fats to bake cookies with. Now MAN does a real butter cookie taste good.

    Trans-fats were used to replace animal fats because they were supposed to be bad for us but the irony of all this is that its the trans-fats that are the real villans. So get over the unfounded fear of butter and enjoy a real butter shortbread.

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    Thin Mints are the heroin of the cookie world!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mateo44
    Thin Mints are the heroin of the cookie world!
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    The Girl Scouts have a nice headquarters in midtown Manhattan. Its a corporation. No kidding.

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    I didn't buy any this year. I even past them on my way into the store!! I love thin mints but I gotta be good and not get any. The last time I went to the store the cub scouts were there. GOOD SIGN!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dagna
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    It's the samoas/caramel delites for me. There were 3 sitting out in the office kitchen the other day. There were 2 other people in the kitchen so I only took one, otherwise I would have taken all 3. They didn't even take any of them though!

    This Sunday I left Lowe's w/ arms full of plumbing stuff, was confronted by tablefull of girlscout cookies, that was too much to process so I just fled, didn't buy any.

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    I like every single kind of GS cookie, even the ones with coconut -- and I don't even like coconut!
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    My wife's office, is next door to the Toronto Girl Guide office..... mmm cookies

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmboybiker
    Not to mention they are now $4 a box.
    I bought a box of Tagalongs for only $3. The girl I bought them from didn't have a GS uniform. Plus she was about 40 years old. Do you think they were hot cookies? could I go to jail for this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mateo44
    Thin Mints are the heroin of the cookie world!
    So true

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratebeer
    ...stack of 14 Oreos...
    Not GS cookies...but I love to take a whole bunch of oreos...place like 7 in a bowl on the bottom and then break another 7 on top. Poor milk...eat with a spoon. Hmmm....
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    Wow, that sounds good....
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    Quote Originally Posted by brevig
    Not GS cookies...but I love to take a whole bunch of oreos...place like 7 in a bowl on the bottom and then break another 7 on top. Poor milk...eat with a spoon. Hmmm....
    Wow. 1400 calories (not including the milk), 70g of fat (42 saturated), HFCS, Partially Hydrogenated Oil... I'm dizzy just thinking about it.

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    As a former Girl Scout who once sold 509 boxes in a year, you just keep buying those damn Thin Mints or I'll sic some Brownies on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmboybiker
    My wife brought home some Girl Scout cookies the other day. Have you ever read the ingredients? The first one is sugar and the second one is partially hydrogenated oil (trans fats). Of course if you read the label it says it has 0 trans fats. Not to mention they are now $4 a box. Am I the only one concerned that this is how they choose to raise funds? I'm all for supporting the Girl Scouts but isn't there a better way?
    +1

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