Hopefully you didn't resolve to quit sweets for the New Year, because it’s almost Girl Scout cookie time. On Friday, Jan. 11 – as in this Friday – Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast launches the 2019 cookie season.
Girl Scouts will take orders through Monday, Jan. 28, and the cookies will be available to your belly by mid-February.
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, Feb. 22-24, kicks off cookie selling season in grocery stores and retail locations and runs through the end of March.
All of your favorite willpower-killers are available again this year, along with the new, gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip. This one features caramel, semisweet chocolate chips and a hint of sea salt. (Note: Not all councils carry the same lineup of Girl Scout Cookies so check out the Girl Scout Cookie varieties offered in southeastern Wisconsin here.)
If you don’t know a Girl Scout and don’t have a Facebook friend with an enterprising offspring, visit here or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app that's free on iOS and Android devices.
All of the net revenue from sales stays in southeastern Wisconsin, meaning that when you purchase cookies from a Girl Scout, you’re making an investment in girls' leadership capabilities, now and in the future. You’re also doing a great service to your taste buds.
That said, how many boxes of Thin Mints is too many? Asking for someone who doesn't register single-digit number answers.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.