Waiting for Girl Scout Cookies is the ultimate test of endurance. But some poor souls are going to be cookie-deprived even longer this year, thanks to a devastating set of weather delays at Little Brownie Bakers.
In case you didn't know, Girl Scout Cookies are made exclusively by Little Brownie Bakers and ABC Smart Cookies. While ABC appears to be largely unaffected by the never-ending winter of '15, Little Brownie has been experiencing massive setbacks. Late last week, The Times-Picayune reported that Little Brownie had grounded the vast majority of its trucks, meaning shipments heading South wouldn't arrive until at least Monday, March 9th (today). But the problem runs deeper than that. The Girl Scouts of Louisiana were apparently one of the markets affected by the Thin Mints crisis first reported last month, so the local troops are already under way more stress than any band of 8-year-olds should ever be.
Don't go thinking you're safe outside the Louisiana state limits, either. A report from MLive paints an even scarier picture. The people of Michigan are now cookie-stranded until April 13th, and apparently every council using Little Brownie will receive delayed shipments, with the length varying by individual cookie sale timelines. MLive cites a letter from the bakers blaming the fiasco on a two-day plant shutdown and late ingredient delivery, but at this point, Lucifer seems like the more likely culprit. Check in with your local supplier to see if you're affected -- but only if you can handle the truth.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and is still at least one projected week away from cookies. Pray for her, and follow her at @kristin_hunt.