As if getting your hands on Girl Scout Cookies wasn't dangerously easy enough, several reports over the last few days indicate the iconic treats are now available to buy with two-day shipping via Amazon Prime. While this may seem like a major victory for lazy Thin Mints hoarders everywhere, Girl Scouts of the USA is now strongly urging fans to avoid purchasing the cookies from the retail giant -- for a few important reasons.
Search "Girl Scout Cookies" on Amazon, and you'll find several buying options for popular flavors like Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs available with Amazon Prime's convenient two-day shipping, most of which are marked up a few bucks to around $10 per box. But it turns out the cookies are not being sold by GSUSA or actual Girl Scouts, but rather third-party resellers likely looking to profit from your urgent need for more cookies. For that reason, the organization warns there's a chance the cookies might not be authentic or possibly even stale.
"We cannot say with certainty that anything related to Girl Scouts that is purchased through a third party retailer are officially licensed Girl Scouts products," a GSUSA spokesperson said via email. "Furthermore, even if they are genuine Girl Scout Cookies, neither Girl Scouts of the USA nor our licensed bakers can guarantee the safety or quality of the product, or that the cookies have not been tampered with. Many cookies sold via third parties are often expired."