LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: An array of Girl Scouts cookies in Studio on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Girl Scout Cookies Have Been Hard To Get This Year, But Why?
By Kelly Douglas
Girl Scout cookie season usually brings a big smile to the faces of cookie lovers, but 2023 has proven to be a hard year to stock up on Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, and Do-Si-Dos. This shortage stems from one of the Girls Scout’s contracted cookie suppliers, Little Brownie Bakers.
In November 2022, a couple of months before cookie season began, Girl Scout leaders were notified that Little Brownie Bakers was experiencing “supply chain issues” that could affect 2023 cookie sales. Troops typically order the number of cookies they expect to sell before cookie season begins and put in more orders if they sell out, but this year, only initial orders were guaranteed.
While Little Brownie Bakers supply a variety of troops with Girl Scout cookies, your ability to find your favorite kind will depend on the troop from which you buy. Some troops have nearly every cookie option available, while others only have a few cookie flavors for sale this year because of the limited supply and sky-high demand.