Umm, how did I not know about the Raspberry Rally? It’s the newest Girl Scout cookie flavor that’s so amazing boxes are selling on sites like Ebay for $40 per box. Apparently, it’s a Girl Scout Thin Mint minus the mint and instead “infused with raspberry flavor.”
The fact that I, a longtime and dedicated Girl Scout cookie mega fan, wasn’t up to date on this new flavor has me worried. This is news I should have been breaking not learning a solid month later. I also should have been one of the lucky few that was able to buy a couple of boxes before they sold out.
There’s no specific reason why I should have gotten the honor besides the fact that back in the 70s I was a Girl Scout cookie super seller and my mother was the troop cookie mom for two years in a row. She would have probably done more years as a cookie mom except for the issue that I ate a lot of the inventory, and it proved not only embarrassing but a little expensive for my family.
But forget that trip down memory lane and let’s focus on the present which is that as it stands now my chances of getting a box for the original purchase price of $6 is one of those dreams that I need to file under “never going to happen.” The two bakeries that make Girl Scout cookies have announced that at this time they’re not in the kitchen mixing up any more Raspberry Rally goodness.
One bakery, Little Brownie, seems like it’s currently experiencing a host of problems. First, they had labor shortages, then equipment snafus (as in there were issues making the caramel-coconut cookie wonder that is the Samoas) and as the final coup de grâce last month the bakery had “weather related” power issues. All this has helped contribute to not just a Raspberry Rally shortage but an overall Girl Scout cookie shortage.
What this means, specifically for me, is that for the first time in decades, many decades, during the months of February and March I have not consumed a single Girl Scout cookie. No Trefoils, no Tagalongs, no Do-si-dos, no Samoas and most tragically no Thin Mints.
Thin Mints were my first love and it’s been an intense affair from the start of our relationship. I remember all the stolen times we had together. The secret moments when I was a young child hiding under my bed blissfully consuming an entire sleeve of cookies to my adult years where I’ve been known to keep a stash of Thin Mints in my car to use in case of an emergency.
Just so you know, I defined “emergency” as any instance when I needed the steadfast love of a loyal friend. So yes, the Thin Mint was often called into action.
Now I know many of you may be thinking that I need to turn my frown upside down because less cookie consumption equals less tight pants. You’re not wrong about that but I still feel a sadness that’s piercing my very soul. It’s hard to go without a friend, especially one that’s full of minty goodness. And it’s also hard to be denied the opportunity to make a new friend. Raspberry Rally I’m looking at you.
Who knows what kind of relationship we could have had. I doubt it would ever surpass my Thin Mint love but I feel like we could have had something fun, maybe even a flirty spring fling with your fresh berry goodness bringing a lightness to my life.
I guess I’ll have to wait to find out but until that day comes please know that Girl Scout cookies you are missed.
You know what goes great with cookies? Books, specifically my books. In celebration of spring 🌸 I have my latest book Four Seasons of Snarky on sale for 99 cents on Amazon until the end of March. No worries if you don’t have a Kindle you can download the app for free. I have the Kindle app on my phone so I can read late at night and not wake up my husband.
Here’s a link to the book which is a romp through suburbia chock full of short stories about annoying neighbors, peacock parents, continuous drama as a lifestyle choice and cul-de-sac intrigue. www.amazon.com/dp/B0BGYQ9GK2