Dying for some Thin Mints? Your wait is almost over. Starting this weekend, the troops in the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital will be selling their famous cookies in booths all around the region, including Fairfax City.
Booth sales will continue until March 28, but your best chance of getting your favorite cookie is during the early selling period.
All cookies contain zero grams of transfats. Need a refresher on the cookies? Here they are (not all will necessarily be available at every sale):
- Samoa: The Samoa cookie has a hole in the middle, is covered with caramel and toasted coconut and striped with chocolate. It's also celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.
- Do-Si-Do: Oatmeal sandwich cookie with peanut butter filling
- Tagalong: Peanut butter covered in chocolate
- Thin Mint: Mint covered in chocolate
- Trefoils: Shortbread
- Lemon Chalet Cremes: Lemon sandwich cookie
- Dulce de Leche
- Thank U Berry Munch
Hungry yet? Here's where you can get your Girl Scout Cookie fix:
- Borders, Lee Highway, Friday 4-9 p.m.
- Borders, Lee Highway, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Giant Food, Jermantown and Route 50, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Kmart, Jermantown, Sunday 12-4 p.m.
And just cause...
- Little Brownie bakes over 4,500,000 Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies per day during peak baking times.
- The caramel for Samoas® is homemade. It‘s cooked the old fashion way in copper kettles to 234 degrees.
- Do-si-dos® and Tagalongs® take 230,000 pounds of peanut butter per week.
- Peanut butter crème is deposited onto Do-si-do® cookies at the rate of 2800 per minute.
- After exiting the oven, Thin Mints travel 300 feet on a conveyer belt to cool before being coated in the chocolate.
- A rotary die shapes Trefoils. There are 300 identical Trefoil shapes engraved in one rotary die. The die rotates 17 times a minute equaling 5100 cookies a minute.
- Samoas® go through a cooling tunnel at 40-50 degrees before chocolate is applied.
- Do-si-dos® are wrapped at 64 packages per minute.