Girl Scout Cookie Rant

For the love of pete, please say it ain't so! What the heck is this world coming to? How do you define America - Baseball, Mom, Apple Pie, and the Girl Scout cookie (Thin mints, thank you very much).

Yes, it's that time of year again, ladies and gentleman. It's the time of year where all is right with the world. Yes, there's a war on terror going on. Yes, there is poverty and hunger taking place across the world. But, to escape this reality, what do we have? We have the Girl Scout cookie.

People think I'm nuts - and they may be right. But, if you want to properly participate in binge eating (as I do sometimes), then you need the Girl Scout cookie (Thin mints, thank you very much).

But, alas, friends and neighbors. As I was scanning the news today, I ran across a story which stopped me in my tracks. A story which made me cry out, "Oh no! The Girl Scouts caved in, too!"

Beginning this year, ALL Girl Scout cookies will be trans fat free. (Apparently, some GS brands are already trans fat free.) According to this AP article, the scouts want "to add an element of health consciousness to their annual bake sale."

Initial feedback has been positive, said Anna Ho, who organizes sales for Troop 805 in Parsippany, N.J.

"People are saying, 'It's about time,' said Ho. "Everybody is conscious of the trans-fat issue ... My own sister used to rub me in the ribs sometimes and say, 'When are you going to go healthy?'"

Uh, excuse me? But, if I was going to choose something healthy, I would not choose GS cookies. I would choose something like fruits and veggies to snack on.

This is an appeal to the Girl Scout leadership. Please, please, please leave in the trans fats in your products. How could I ever live without those darn trans fats in my favorite Girl Scout cookies? (Thin mints, Thank you very much!)