It's that time of year. So we asked, and you told us.
— Libby Cunningham (@WCPOLibby) January 6, 2016
If you’ve had a hankering for Thin Mints, Tagalongs or Trefoils for the past few months, don’t worry because your appetite will be satisfied soon.
Girl Scout cookies went on sale in Southwestern Ohio and Southeastern Indiana January 8, and this year you can place your orders online.
Launched by the Girl Scouts USA last year, this year’s version of Digital Cookie is the first that the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio will be using, said Communications and Marketing Manager Katelyn Scott.
Although the online sales won’t have girls going face-to-face or door-to-door to sell the goods, it doesn’t take away from the cookie sales experience, she said.
The digital sales build upon the five skills of goal setting, decisionmaking, money management, people skills and business ethics, Scott said, and teaches them in a safe environment skills about running an online business.
“This initiative is the first step in preparing girls to be leaders in the high-tech, fast-paced, e-commerce world of today,” she said.
Traditional booth cookie sales will start on March 4 and run through the remainder of that month.
Eight varieties of cookies are available this year, including the popular Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos and Trefoils. Other varieties include Savannah Smiles and Rah-Rah Raisins. These cookies go for $4 per box. A gluten-free variety , Toffee-tastics, sells for $5 per box.
So what cookies are the most popular in the region? According to numbers from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Thin Mints are the best sellers, accounting for 25 percent of total sales.
Other best sellers include:
• Samoas with 19 percent of sales
• Tagalongs with 13 percent of sales
• Do-si-dos with 11 percent of sales
• Trefoils with 9 percent of sales
According to the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio the group serves more than 42,000 girls in 32 counties annually. More than 13,000 adult volunteers help with the Girl Scouts each year.