My favorite season of the year? Girl Scout cookie season, of course.
The annual cookie sale — a Girl Scout tradition for more than 75 years — kicked off in Southborough last week. When you purchase Girl Scout cookies, more than 75% of the price of each box stays with Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts to help maintain camp properties and offer affordable programming for girls. Between $0.60 and $0.75 of each box sold goes directly back to Southborough troops.
Southborough has 35 Girl Scout troops, with members ranging in age from kindergarten through high school. If one of those Girl Scouts doesn’t knock on your door, don’t fret. As always, the girls will sell cookies at various spots around town for your convenience.
There are eight varieties of cookies to choose from. And did you know? They have no trans-fats, no artificial preservatives, and they’re kosher. That should make me feel a smidge less guilty when I eat an entire box.
So tell me, what’s your favorite cookie flavor? Share in the comments.
(Photo posted to flickr by Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar)