This Girl Scout Sold Over 15,000 Boxes of Cookies With Her Brutally Honest Reviews
“Toffee-tastic is a bleak, flavorless, gluten-free wasteland.”
The 11-year-old Girl Scout who wrote this review just may be the world’s next big food critic. New Jersey resident Charlotte McCourt’s honest critiques of Girl Scout cookies have gone viral and have earned her 15,000 cookie orders: an overwhelming sales trajectory for any hardworking Girl Scout.
When it comes to speaking her mind, McCourt is one tough cookie. She originally shared her creative and well-written reviews in a sales pitch letter to a family friend and her dad’s colleague, Mike Rowe, American actor, television host, and narrator. Rowe read the amusing letter aloud on his Facebook page, and McCourt’s reviews soon went viral. The original video has since been viewed more than 8 million times.
Trefoils apparently “pair nicely with a hot drink” but are otherwise “boring.” Savannah Smiles are described as "like sweet lemon wedges with just the right balance of sweet and sour." Thin Mints fared much better and were given a nine out of 10 “for the delectable chocolate-mint combination."
"I love being honest with my clients," McCourt wrote in her letter. "The Girl Scout organization can sometimes use false advertising. These ratings are only my opinion; yours may vary."
McCourt has far exceeded her goal of selling 300 boxes and is on track to break the current sales record of 18,107 boxes, according to Good Housekeeping.