Walmart Rips Off Girl Scout Cookies

Walmart is selling cheap knockoffs of Girl Scout signature Thin Mint and Tagalongs cookies, says a former Cookie Mom and blogger CV Harquail. She writes, “It’s not discriminating against women, strong-arming suppliers, polluting neighborhoods or racing to the bottom of the China Price. No, this time, it’s closer to home, and in my case, really close to home. This time … Walmart is knocking off the Girl Scouts.”

“Every cookie fan in the US knows that the Girl Scouts in the USA make all of the money to run their organization from their annual cookie sales,” she continues. And, “Thin Mints, the most popular flavor, account for 25% of the Girl Scouts’ sales.”

Keebler sells a cookie that’s like a Thin Mint called a grasshopper. However, it’s not a threat, says, Harquail, because it’s not as good as the original. The Walmart ones, on the other hand, come pretty close.

The cookies are part of Walmarts’ new line of “Good Value” products. A quick perusal of their website showed the retailer seemed to have plans for store-brand versions of Nilla Wafers, Fritos, Wheat Thins and more.

Wal-Mart Knocks Off the Girl Scouts [AuthenticOrganizations] (Photo: afagen) (Thanks to Keith!)

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