Girl Scout Cookie Prices Feel the Crunch

by | January 23, 2012 at 1:11 PM | General

Even America’s favorite little faces couldn’t escape the rising cost of commodities.

For the first time in eight years, the Girl Scouts have raised their cookie prices. According to The Inquisitr, prices have jumped from $3.50 to $4.00 per box.

“We kept the price at $3.50 as long as we could. But gasoline prices going up and ingredients going up have made that no longer possible. Everybody that shops at a grocery store knows that the price of basically everything has gone up. The same thing is happening to us,” said Denise Eberspeaker, a spokesperson for the Chesapeake Council, as mentioned in Delaware Online.

Some consumers, however, might be able to avoid the price increases. The Girl Scouts website says that “each local council sets the price per box, based on its needs and knowledge of the local market.”

The Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th year.

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