The Economics Of Girl Scout Cookies

January 14, 2013 in Daily Bulletin produced an infographic that examined the economics of girl scout cookies. Highlights include:

  • Thin mints are by far the most popular with 50 million boxes sold each year. Caramel deLites and Peanut Butter patties take second and third place.
  • Packages of the cookies sometimes taste a little different from one another. This is because two bakeries are licensed to make the cookies and they use slightly different methods.
  • Last year 3 million girl scouts sold $714 million worth of cookies. That’s $238 worth of cookies sold per girl scout.
  • During World War Two the girl scouts sold calendars instead of cookies due to shortages.
  • The record for most cookies ever sold is held by a 15 year old who sold 17,328 boxes.

Read more about the girl scouts, their connection to the government, which of the cookies are the worst for your health and more in the infographic over here.