Each spring, Americans look for the familiar, cheery faces of Girl Scouts in their neighborhoods and in front of stores as they sell cookies to their families, friends and neighbors. A tradition almost as American as apple pie itself, Girl Scout cookies provided revenue for the organization to the tune of more than $700,000,000 in 2011. The first Girl Scout cookies were sold in 1917 in Oklahoma, and in 1922, the organization used a basic sugar cookie recipe, which their members sold door-to-door around the country.
The organization prides itself on emphasizing proper nutrition and healthy eating habits. The Girl Scouts justify the calories in the cookies because of the positive benefits this yearly fund-raiser promotes. Each year, Americans eat about 200 billion total calories of this tasty snack food. The most popular Girl Scout cookies, Thin Mint, accounted for more than 56,000,000,000 calories sold in 2011.
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