Monday, March 03, 2008

Lemon is the New Crack

Ok, people...gather around. I have something of the utmost importance to tell you. In fact, I hesitate to share it publicly for fear of inciting a gold-rush-type panic and consequent shortage of my new favorite food product on the planet. Are you ready? Wait for it....wait for it. No, perhaps before I give it name and summon its hypnotic powers, I will share a pornographic picture--mind you, try not to gum up your laptop with drool.

I stole this image from a lovely gal with the handle of dearbarbz366 over on Flickr. I would have taken a picture of my own, but something mysterious happened to my cookies, and they DISAPPEARED before I was able to snap one shot. Friends, you are looking at the newest offering in the Girl Scout cookie lineup, the Lemon Chalet Creme. HEAVEN...HELP....ME!! These are the best things since, well, the Thin Mint! In fact, for several years now, I have only bought Thin Mints, because the other varieties did nothing for me--they just didn't hold a candle. But this year, I am prepared to boldly say that this is the only Girl Scout cookie ever to give the Thin Mint a run for its money. In fact, as I am not a chocoholic myself, and as enchanted as I am by the combination of lemon and vanilla, I would have to say that, for me, these edge out the Thin Mint! (Yes, I know what an extreme statement that is, and I'm willing to stand strong on that controversial position.)

The cookie has a very similar taste and texture to, of all things, the McDonaldland cookie. (Do they make those anymore? You know, in the shapes of Ronald McDonald and all of his friends?) It's a crispy vanilla cookie but with a bit of spice...cinnamon and ginger, maybe? And then it's sandwiched together with three cute blobs of extremely tangy, lemony filling, much like a lemon version of an Oreo's filling, but much creamier. In short, if you are a lemon lover, they are TO DIE FOR! (But not literally, as they have no trans fat. Ok, let's not discuss calories...) My only gripe is that each box comes with only one tray totalling a mere 14 cookies. That's a quarter apiece! I am going to have to go to the bank and take out a loan to support my new habit throughout the spring (aka Girl Scout Cookie Season)! But it may be well worth it.

Now, anyone reading this in the greater Plattsburgh area, don't you DARE go buy up all the Lemon Chalet Cremes before I can get some more! Girl Scouts, be advised that I will be outside of Sam's Club/Wal-Mart today around 6pm. Please have your mothers bring their mini-vans full of said product for me to buy. Better yet, if one of my work colleagues is reading this and you have a Girl Scout in the family, send her my way ASAP! I'm jonesin', and she's guaranteed a sale! ;-)


Anonymous said...

Okay...I live in Plattsburgh..and hope to track down a "cookie connection" Don't worry about me cleaning out the GS's at WalMart however, because I can't stand to go there at any time other than 4AM - 6AM on Saturday morning. (I'm a VERY early riser). Can't hack the traffic on Rt 3 and the whole WalMart/Sam's quagmire.

Enjoy your blog. And am very envious of the view out your office window --does the "community college" ;-) offer that in lieu of a bigger salary?

Yours in hunger,

Susie Q

JoyBugaloo said...

I feel you about the madness that is Wal-Mart/Sam's Club! But I have braved it several times this week to acquire my beloved cookies, but could one Girl Scout be found there? NO! Heaven forbid I should have to come back into town this weekend. [shudder] NOTHING is worse than the Saturday traffic!

Thanks for your comment and for reading! --Gina

P.S. I laughed out loud at your remark about the salaries at "Harvard on the Hill." When I interviewed here, they pretty much told me flat-out that the money sucked but the view was great! (Good thing I liked the people here, too! tee hee)