Well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Judging by the reaction on social media, news that a box of Girl Scout cookies will be increasing by $1 a box isn’t going over very well.
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Some consumers took to social media to express their displeasure with the decision to increase the price of a box of cookies to $5 per box from $4. It’s the first price hike in about eight years.
But scout leaders insist the increase is necessary to keep pace with climbing costs. The Girl Scouts of America are made up of 112 local councils. Each council sets its own price for a box of cookies, which means for some parts of the country, the increase will not be applied.
You're going to need a thick wad of cash for that next box of #ThinMints https://t.co/gWSmrDdtfb #GMK @whas11 pic.twitter.com/PdhjhfwxJW
— Derrick Rose WHAS11 (@WHAS11DRose) November 6, 2015
I hate to break it to you, girl scouts 5$ a box is def short, i can get 2 packs of oreos, your overdoing the shortbread. #girlscoutcookies
— AliciaWholly (@akiddles) November 5, 2015
When I was a "Brownie", cookies were only $2 a box.. Now they're $5. I'm not 80, so that's some serious inflation! #girlscoutcookies
— Vanessa Brown (@VanessaBrownTV) November 5, 2015
Girl Scout cookies now going up to $5 a box. That's it, I'm out. You've gone too far this time Girl Scouts of America.
— GABE SPIEGEL (@GABESPIEGEL) November 5, 2015
Being a former GSUSA leader I can honestly say that $5 a box for cookies is all out greed. Councils raising costs is sick #girlscoutcookies
— Nikki Noffsinger (@nikkitrueblue) November 6, 2015
Currently, Girl Scout troops receive an average of 62 cents for every box sold at $4. With the $1 increase, troops will receive about 90 cents per box.
Here at Chew Boom we like our Girl Scout cookies with a tall glass of ice-cold milk. And that’s not going to change, even with the price increase.