Saturday, March 10, 2012

Girl Scout Cookies Savannah Smile Review

I have to tell you that there is nothing better in this world than Girl Scout Cookies! This year we were able to get a box of Savannah Smiles from the Girl Scouts of Nassau County to review. We love those powdered sugar lemon cookies and if you haven't tried them, you need to, really fast before they sell them all up!

I remember being in the Brownies and then on to the Girl Scouts. The only difference was my father was in the military and we lived in Germany so my whole Girl Scout experience was spent there in Germany. We took so many trips and they were so awesome! I remember one time we took a ferry to an island and there was a castle on that island and I have never seen anything so beautiful in my whole life (well, then anyway). We took trips to the Black Forest and unfortunately, to the concentration camps, so that we would never forget what happened. I even got to travel to Munich to be at a 3 day seminar on becoming a Girl Scout Team Leader. That was huge back in those days! First time I had ever been away from my parents but I loved it. I don't know if the Girl Scouts of today get to do all of those adventures but some things never change and one is the cookie drives!
If at all possible, I try my best to support the Girl Scouts and that time has come for the annual cookie sale event! I was sent this box to review but I have many more I love along with the Savannah Smiles. Did you know it was the Girl Scout's 100th Anniversary? Wow, I can't believe how time flies! And to honor that milestone, Savannah Smiles will be sold this year in honor of the 100th Anniversary, so if you like lemon, then you will love these little powdered sugar confections with a tart lemon taste. GSNC will be continuing to sell the six top-selling varieties of Girl Scout Cookies at the cost of $4.00 per box, for our 100th Anniversary year. Along with the Savannah Smiles, they will also sell the Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, and Trefoils.

I can tell you that long time ago the Thin Mints were my top favorite and I would buy 6 or 7 boxes at a time. I still do love Thin Mints but now they have so many other flavors it is hard to decide what to get. Did you know that the Girl Scout Cookies have.....

◦No High Fructose Corn Syrup
◦No Hydrogenated oils in five varieties
◦No artificial colors
◦100% real cocoa
◦Nutritious whole grain oats and real peanut butter in the Do-si-dos
◦3 nut-free Cookie varieties

The Girl Scout Cookie® Program is a key part to the Girl Scouting experience. Much more than a way to raise money, the Girl Scout Cookie® Program is a hands-on, leadership and entrepreneurial opportunity which teach girls skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and peoples skills. These are skills that last far beyond the Cookie Season.

Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie® Program can bring clean water to people in Africa, document the history of your local town, bring girls to international destinations, build a Habitat for Humanity house, feed the hungry, clothe the homeless and fund your Troop’s activities for the year!

When you support the Girl Scout Cookie® Program, you’re supporting a better world!

All proceeds from the Cookie program stay in Nassau County to fund council and Troop activities.

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County can be connected to thru many social media sites such as:

Mailing Address:
110 Ring Road West
Garden City, NY 11530
Council Phone:(516) 741-2550
Council Fax: (516) 741-2207

Good Luck Girls on the Cookie Drive and Happy 100th Anniversary from one much older Girl Scout to all of you who will come after. Here's hoping for another 100 years, which I won't be here for, but wouldn't that be great to celebrate 200 years of Girl Scouting in the United States!

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. Mary Bearden and her cranky camera took the photo used in this review except for the actual cookie one came from the Girl Scout's of Nassau County's website.


Carolyn Colley said...

I enjoyed the days of helping my daughter selling cookies, and really liked eating them & still do. Lots of good memories, even though sometimes it was very hard to do with me working.