Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Cookie with History

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
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Girl Guide cookies are a favourite around the old homestead and have a pretty long history here considering that I sold them as a wee Brownie. Ever since that time I have always questioned which to take first: a chocolate or a vanilla. These two have been the standard Girl Guide cookies since 1953 with various other varieties being sold since 1927 and chocolate mint being introduced in 1995. I admit to a preference for the vanilla cream but learned early on that I don't like to eat all the vanilla first thereby leaving a line of chocolate in the box, and so I developed the strategy of taking one from each side of the box to maintain a balance. That's my balanced diet. ;-)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

ah enjoying the competition. Kids here sell popcorn for scouts. I miss the girlguide cookies...pmc.

John said...

You may find this helpful in your struggle to maintain 'balance'...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17511011

:0)

Shari said...

Popcorn is tasty but it's not in the same league as Girl Guide cookies. Are there no cookies in the West? They are hard to find around here -- not like the 'old' days when we sold door-to-door across the whole city on a Saturday morning. Now you need to know someone with a garage full of boxes. ;-)

Thanks for the news story John. It supports my diet perfectly! ;-)