Saturday, July 19, 2008

Girl Scout Cookies in the summer

For the past month, Dairy Queen has aired commercials for their new Thin Mint Blizzard. I was a little hesitant at first - it looked delicious since it was a combination of two of my favorite sweets: ice cream and Thin Mints. But what if it was too sweet, or had a bad mint flavor? Would it ruin the cookies?

But no, the Blizzard was perfect. The sweet mixture of soft serve and mint with the infamous Girl Scout cookies was an instant hit with everyone in my car. The only issue we had was the price - $15 for 4 smalls.

My friend works for a competing ice cream shop, and she wants to suggest they create a Girl Scout drink for next summer - she was thinking Peanut Butter Patties, but I think Caramel deLites would be amazing as well. All that caramel, coconut, and chocolate -- mmm! Maybe I'm a little biased, having been a Girl Scout for 12 years, but these cookies are delicious.

The Dairy Queen Blizzards will only be in stores through the end of the month - or as long as their supplies last. Everyone should hurry out there to savor this treat - how else can you have Girl Scout cookies in the summer (unless you have them stored in your freezer!)?

I wonder how many boxes and cases of cookies DQ purchased from the Girl Scouts earlier this year?!

For more information, check out this recent story in The Roanoke Times about the origins of the Blizzard.

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