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summie77 Mar 11, 2008 10:42 PM

Does anyone know where I can still buy girl scout cookies? I haven't seen them outside of any supermarkets, etc., and I am in desperate need of Thin Mints and Do-si-Dos...

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  1. gadflier RE: summie77 Mar 11, 2008 10:43 PM

    My wife said the exact same thing Sunday outside the supermarket. Anyone have a Culver City lead?

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      LMelba RE: gadflier Mar 11, 2008 11:05 PM

      Sunday afternoon the girl scouts were infront of TJs in Culver City.

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      LaLa Eat RE: summie77 Mar 11, 2008 10:58 PM

      Girl Scouts were out in full force in front of Petco in Glendale this last weekend.

      1. wutzizname RE: summie77 Mar 11, 2008 11:06 PM

        Saw them outside the Bristol Farms on Beverly Blvd. a few days ago. Also in Pasadena, on Colorado near the Apple Store, on Sunday.

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          LMelba RE: summie77 Mar 11, 2008 11:06 PM

          In addition to TJ's in Culver City, I saw them outside TJs in Studio City

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            Fru RE: LMelba Mar 11, 2008 11:14 PM

            Definitely at the Saturday Farmers' Market at Pasadena High School.

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              summie77 RE: Fru Mar 11, 2008 11:19 PM

              Thanks --- sounds like I'll be able to stock up! :)

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                fdb RE: summie77 Mar 11, 2008 11:31 PM

                Try their new flavor..Lemon Chalet Cream. So good.

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                WildSwede RE: Fru Mar 12, 2008 03:37 PM

                Yep, definitely there. Also, they will be in front of Vroman's on Colorado this weekend. I can get some from a guy at work whose wife works for the SGV chapter if you can't find any.

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              eileen216 RE: summie77 Mar 12, 2008 12:05 AM

              I just bought some Thin Mints last Saturday! The cutest girl scouts were selling cookies inside Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia inside the food court entrance.

              1. Emme RE: summie77 Mar 12, 2008 01:46 AM

                Been outside of Ralph's on Olympic and Cloverfield religiously, making me feel guilty almost daily...

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                  Jack Flash RE: summie77 Mar 12, 2008 08:31 AM

                  Probably in front of the Pasadena/San Marino HOWS market on the weekend. They're usually there.

                  1. LAcupcake RE: summie77 Mar 12, 2008 08:59 AM

                    at the Westfield Macy's only mall (just before the giant Nordstrom and soon to be Neiman Marcus mall) in Topanga.

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                      slacker RE: summie77 Mar 12, 2008 02:25 PM

                      They're always in front of the South Pasadena Pavilions around this time. You mean there's no one at your work selling them for their kid...

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                        hpcat RE: summie77 Mar 12, 2008 02:53 PM

                        I also saw them in front of the Vons on N. Figueroa near Colorado in Eagle Rock.

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                          Michelle RE: summie77 Mar 12, 2008 02:56 PM

                          They were in front of the Ralph's supermarket in Monrovia last Sunday. I bought 2 boxes, which showed considerable restraint, haha!

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                            Clyde RE: summie77 Mar 12, 2008 03:09 PM

                            I saw them on Larchmont on Sunday, around Rite Aid. Also have seen them at the Briston Farms on Doheny/Beverly.

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                              ns1 RE: summie77 Mar 12, 2008 03:13 PM

                              GF got em from paseo pasadena

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                                glutton RE: summie77 Mar 12, 2008 05:07 PM

                                On sunday, they were in front of the Best Buy in West LA.

                                I was sad to see that the Samoas have been renamed in some sort of PC revision. I had never actually gone to the trouble of associating the cookie with the country... and on retrospect, I like both very much, so I don't see the problem.

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                                  PrettyPlaty RE: glutton Mar 12, 2008 09:18 PM

                                  I bought samoas from my crim law professor (who is also a girl scout troop leader and shamelessly sold them in the classroom) and they were still called samoas.

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                                    Miketsu RE: PrettyPlaty Mar 13, 2008 02:26 PM

                                    I have a box in my pantry right now (but not for long!) and they're still called Samoas. I think the photo on the box is the same also...those girls must be pushing thirty by now. :-)

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                                      glutton RE: Miketsu Mar 13, 2008 08:21 PM

                                      I have now seen boxes that say Samoas and boxes that say Caramel Delites. I'm starting to wonder if the Samoas are just left over from last year... I eat the Samoas frozen for some reason, so I'm not sure I could tell the difference between a fresh and a year-old Samoa.

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                                        Miketsu RE: glutton Mar 13, 2008 09:15 PM

                                        I was curious, so I Googled it. Several sources say that the two names are because the cookies are produced by two different bakeries and there are very slight differences between the two cookies. Samoas are made by Little Brownie Bakers and Caramel deLites are from ABC Bakers. Nothing to do with being politically correct. Each Girl Scout Council chooses which bakery to buy from (not sure what the criteria are). Since the LA area has several Councils, we might see different names around town, depending on where we go. Apparently I have WAY too much free time. :-)

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                                          Jack Flash RE: Miketsu Mar 13, 2008 10:40 PM

                                          I've never even heard of Caramel DeLites. My girl scout's troop sells the Samoas.

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                                            glutton RE: Miketsu Mar 14, 2008 06:08 AM

                                            Very reassuring.... thanks for doing the legwork. I have not been able to identify a discernible difference between the samoas and caramel delites, for what it's worth.

                                  2. Jennalynn RE: summie77 Mar 12, 2008 05:27 PM

                                    How desperate are you?


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                                      Raachie RE: Jennalynn Mar 15, 2008 01:55 PM

                                      LOL! I was close to being THAT desperate!

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                                      AteTooMuch RE: summie77 Mar 13, 2008 03:13 PM

                                      There was sum GS's at the Rite Aid on Riverside Ave near Valley Village last weekend. I'll keep my eye on it 8)

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                                        kenyamy RE: summie77 Mar 14, 2008 09:59 AM

                                        Hit up www.girlscoutcookies.org and it will connect you with at least the phone number of your local council. Some councils, including Angeles Girl Scout Council, which covers most of L.A. will be able to tell you the date, time, and location of area troops' cookie booths... or you can actually buy them at the Council offices.

                                        1. Dommy RE: summie77 Mar 14, 2008 12:32 PM

                                          The Mar Vista Farmer's Market on Sunday Mornings... Venice and Grandview


                                          1. Debbie W RE: summie77 Mar 14, 2008 02:20 PM

                                            Inside the California Chicken Cafe in Encino last Saturday and again today. Yes, I eat lunch there a lot.

                                            1. Emme RE: summie77 Mar 15, 2008 08:47 PM

                                              Saw them today at :

                                              Pavillion's at Vine and Melrose

                                              Ralph's on Vineland and Ventura

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