Wal-Mart Hates Girl Scouts
Insatiable in its mission to turn America into a company town, Wal-Mart has cast its Happy Face of Sauron at its next target:
Wal-mart has fake Girl Scout cookies in ‘beta’ distribution, on their way to a national rollout. Because the cookies are ‘reasonable facsimiles’ of the authentic Girl Scout cookies (I sampled them myself at BlogHer ’09 last week) and are being sold at an everyday low price, these cookies are poised to snatch cookie sales right out of the hands of the Girl Scouts themselves.
Thin Mints alone account for 25 percent of Girl Scout cookie income. While similar chewies are already on the market, Wal-Mart appears to be the first to knock off Tagalongs. Thanks to the free market, America will finally have a choice.