Thanks to a collaboration between General Mills and the Girl Scouts of America, we can finally eat cookies for breakfast. Well, we could always eat cookies for breakfast. But, now we won’t need to feel as bad about it. We’ve already seen Girl Scout cookies baking mixes, why not cereal?
There’s no denying that Girl Scout cookies are amazing (but which ones are the best?). It’s hard to pick our favorite when there’s such classics as Do-Si-Dos, Thin Mints and Caramel Delites. It’s just a shame that those pesky Girl Scouts have created such a supply and demand struggle. They’ve monopolized the greatest cookies ever created and we’re forced to buy them directly from the source. Why can’t they just sell them in a store? It’s about “helping Girl Scouts learn the skills they need to succeed in life and make the world a better place,” says the official website.
Blah blah kid, just give me the cookies.
Now, General Mills (known for Cheerios, Chex and Lucky Charms), has decided to cut out the middle man. They’ve collaborated with the Girl Scouts to create two cookie-themed cereals. And no, they aren’t the less-than exciting flavors like shortbread or lemonades. The limited-edition cereals are: Thin Mints and Caramel Crunch (based off Caramel Delites). Bam! The two best cookie flavors are now delicious breakfast cereals.
General Mills first hinted at the launching of the cereals back in December. “General Mills is excited about its relationship with Girl Scouts of the USA, an organization that promotes a lifetime of leadership, while preparing girls to empower themselves,” said Alan Cunningham, senior marketing manager for Cereal Innovation. “Consumers will be delighted when they open a box of Girl Scouts Thin Mints or Caramel Crunch cereal and smell and taste their favorite flavors.”
Remember, these are limited edition. So don’t just sleep on the fact that they are available at your local grocery store (right now). You should probably stock up. Because, like regular Girl Scout cookies, you’re bound to get addicted to them. It would be a real shame if you were Jonesing for a bowl of Caramel Crunch and you had to settle for Cinnamon Toast Crunch instead. Go out and grab a few boxes. They are only around $3 for an 11 ounce box and $4 for the “family size” 18.5 ounce box. You should probably go for the big box just to be safe.
It makes us wonder what flavors will come next? Might we soon be starting our days with a bowl of toffee-tastic or peanut butter patties cereal? Anything with peanut butter is automatically a win. Plus, since it’s cereal, it’s probably good(ish) for you. Cookies for breakfast never tasted so good.