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Attention Samoa groupies and Do-Si-Do devotees: Girl Scout cookies drop Sunday, February 5. While how many boxes of Thin Mints you devour is between you and your god, we’re here to tell you what’s new in the magical world of Girl Scout cookies and how you can secure them. Here, the sweet details on the new cookie (Raspberry Rally) and how to score your order (you don’t even have to leave your house), but also why you may need to practice your patience (digital sales don’t ship until February 27).
There’s a new cookie!
Raspberry Rally cookies make their debut this year, and the Scouting circle is abuzz with anticipation. Why? Because this is America and we love everything that’s shiny and new, that’s why. And also because they are crispy raspberry cookies dipped in glossy chocolate—a fruitier cousin to Thin Mints. Raspberry Rallys join the classic cookies you already know and love: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Lemon-Ups, S’mores, the gluten-free Toffee-tastics—and last year’s new cookie, Adventurefuls.
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The catch? You can’t snag these cookie sleeves from Scouts selling outside King Soopers. No, Raspberry Rallys are online-exclusive cookies only available for shipping, which means you have to order through a Girl Scout’s digital ordering site (a move meant to build e-commerce skills). Which brings us to the next thing you need to know…
How to order.
Besides raiding the booths outside of grocery stores, you can score cookies without leaving your couch. Many Scouts have their own digital cookie sites where you can place orders. There’s even a contactless delivery option where the girls will drop the boxes off on your porch. (They earn the coveted Porch Pixie badge for this.)
If you don’t know a Girl Scout, you can go to the website and enter your zip code to find cookie sales in your neighborhood. Or download the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app (yes, it’s a thing) to find booths in your area. Most cookies are $5 a box, and S’mores and Toffee-tastic ring in at $6. Sales end March 12, so stock up now.
You may not get your cookies for a while.
To avoid the Great Cookie Shortage of 2022, the organization is delaying the shipping of digital orders until February 27. Last year, Little Brownie Bakers, the company licensed to make the treats for the Scouts, were low on workers, which impacted the production of certain varieties. There should be enough boxes this year, but to ensure that the girls have enough to satiate your Samoa craving when it hits, it is loading up for the in-person sales and delaying the digital orders.
But can you ever be too careful when it comes to securing your Girl Scout cookies? Our advice: Buy early and stock up, lest you find your cupboard barren of Thin Mints come March.