These Popular Girl Scout Cookies Are Being Discontinued

( – Attention, aficionados of Girl Scout cookies: Brace yourselves for the news that the highly popular Raspberry Rally cookie, which took the internet by storm last year, will not make a comeback in 2024.

Initially an exclusive online offering, this chocolate-covered raspberry delight quickly vanished from the virtual shelves due to its immense popularity, prompting enthusiasts to resort to unconventional channels like eBay, where they fetched hefty “black market” prices.

According to a spokesperson from the Girl Scouts, “Last year, Raspberry Rally cookies were introduced as part of a pilot online-only sales strategy,” aiming to impart versatile business skills to the young scouts and diversify the Girl Scout cookie lineup. Despite its massive success last year, the decision was made to temporarily halt production this season, prioritizing the supply of classic cookie varieties.

Fox News Digital sought additional comments from the Girl Scouts, but their response remains pending.

As cookie season approaches, the official Girl Scout cookie website currently lists 12 delectable offerings, including Adventurefuls, Caramel Chocolate Chip, Caramel DeLites, Do-si-dos, Girl Scout S’mores, Lemonades, Lemon-Ups, Peanut Butter Patties, Thin Mints, Toast-Yay!, Toffee-tastic, and Trefoils.

Interestingly, regional variations in cookie names stem from distinct bakeries producing them, as mentioned on the website.

For those with dietary preferences, the Girl Scouts confirm that Caramel Chocolate Chip and Toffee-tastic cookies are gluten-free, while Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, and Toast-Yay! cookies cater to the vegan palate.

Beyond the cookies themselves, the sales process involves each Girl Scout council determining the sale schedule and prices.

Today’s streamlined Girl Scout cookie sales vastly differ from their humble beginnings a century ago. Initially, Girl Scout cookies were homemade by the girls themselves, with supportive moms offering guidance. The tradition of selling cookies to fund troop activities traces back to 1917, a mere five years after the establishment of the Girl Scouts in the U.S.

Fast forward to July 1922, when The American Girl magazine published an article by Florence E. Neil, a Chicago-based director, sharing a cookie recipe with the council’s 2,000 Girl Scouts. Neil proposed selling these cookies at a modest price of $0.25 to $0.30 per dozen.

Today, these beloved cookies are available for purchase either online or through local in-person sales, with prices ranging up to $6 per box in specific regions of the country.