It’s that time of year again.
Time to keep track of how many orders you placed.
Time to try to ignore the number of Thin Mints you consume in a day at the office.
Try the new “healthy” cookie and then dive right back into the box of Peanut Butter Patties.
Yes, indeed, it’s Girl Scout cookie time.
Nebraska Girl Scouts start selling cookies today and continue through March 9. If you don’t know a scout, this year there’s a cookie app. Download the “cookie finder” on iPhone or Android or if you don’t have a smartphone, visit girlscoutcookies.org and type in your zip code. Here’s some cookie fun facts from the Girl Scouts of the USA to help you get through the season:
» More than 17,500 Girl Scouts in Nebraska will sell cookies.
» This year’s new cookie is the Cranberry Citrus Crisp, which has 9 grams of whole grain, is made with real fruit and doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.
» Five of the top 15 varieties of cookies sold in the United States are Girl Scout cookies.
» The most popular Girl Scout Cookie sold is the Thin Mint. It makes up 27 percent of total Girl Scout Cookie sales. Caramel deLites are the second most popular, accounting for 19 percent, and the Peanut Butter Patty comes in third at 15 percent.
» Girl Scout Cookies sold in Nebraska are baked at ABC/Interbake Foods in South Sioux City, S.D.
» You can recycle your Girl Scout Cookie packages. And this year, three varieties, the Thanks-A-Lots, the Lemonades and the Cranberry Citrus Crisps come in a sleeve instead of a box to reduce waste.
» Girl Scouts sell nearly 200 million packages of cookies every year — enough to nearly encircle the planet.
» Girl Scout Cookies are both kosher and trans-fat free.
» Cookies are $3.50a package and the proceeds from the packages sold here stay in Nebraska.