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There's Already A Shortage of This Brand-New Girl Scout Cookie

There is no Do-si-do-ing around this issue.

Both the Cookie Finder app and a handy "Find Cookies!" search box on the Girl Scout's website help make it easier to get your hands on one of the most iconic sweets of all time. All you have to do is put in your zip code, and cookies like Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, and Samoas appear. However, even though there are contact-free ways to order, the pandemic is still complicating the process.

Though Girl Scout Cookie season is here, Adventurefuls might not be available in certain areas. The newest addition to the line-up is a brownie-inspired cookie with caramel crème and a hint of sea salt.

One product program team recently sent out a note to troop leaders saying that supply chain woes were causing a shortage of Adventurefuls, according to The Washington Post. The impacted region includes chapters in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

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Girl Scout Adventurefuls
Courtesy of Girl Scouts

"Due to extremely high demand and unprecedented COVID-related labor shortages in the facility where Adventurefuls are produced, our Adventureful cookie order will be capped at 7% of our total cookie sales," the message reportedly said. It went on to explain that boxes ordered from individual scouts would be fulfilled, while orders from booths would not.

The national organization told the newspaper that it had "fixed the issue" by sourcing additional cookies from one of its two bakers. However, the shipments won't be ready to go in time for booth-sale season. Thus, the Washington-area chapter is moving forward without them.

The good news? Anyone who can't get their hands on a box in person can still order Adventurefuls online. Eat This, Not That! has reached out to the organization for more details.

Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda
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