Eat Samoas, not Samoans

And while you’re at it, eat Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Trefoils too. Girl Scouts have been selling cookies since 1917. (Aside from a brief period during World War II when they sold calendars while flour, sugar and butter were being rationed.)

Samoas are the 2nd highest grossing Girl Scout Cookie, after Thin Mints.

In case you’re having a hard time picturing them, they’re the ones in the purple box made with caramel, toasted coconut and a drizzle of chocolate on top. You know, the ones with the hole in the middle that you would put your finger through when you were little and pretend to have a cookie ring. (Just me? S’cool.)

Or you can look at the bottom of this post to jog your memory. Either way.

Many of us have a hard time controlling ourselves around a box of Girl Scout cookies. Personally, I have many times fallen victim to that crazy phenomena during which that “one cookie” I was originally in the mood for somehow turns into “one sleeve” before I even realized what happened.

Cookies are perfectly fine and delicious in moderation, but moderation is key. If you’re in the mood for cookies, eat fruit as well. The sugar in the fruit will help satisfy that sweet craving and the water content will fill you up quicker than the cookies will. Plus you’ll better afterwards.

Now back to the tip. Samoans, on the other hand, are a Polynesian ethnic group of the Samoan Islands. Famous Samoans include Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) and Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Trying to take a bite out of one of these guys would probably result in immediate danger to your physical well being. Stick to Samoas.

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