Cookie lovers are ready for the annual Girl Scout blitz of thin Mints, Samoas, and several others. The Scouts have raised the cost for a box of cookies by 50 cents, to $4 a box. It's the first price increase locally in eight years. This year's cookie sale season runs through April 20. Officials at the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan said they were forced to hike prices because absorbing annual supplier price increases was no longer feasible. The cookies are made by Little Brownie Baker, a Louisville company owned by Battle Creek's Kellogg Co.
This year's cookies include Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles, Thank U Berry Munch and Dulce de Leche.