I remember when Girl Scout cookies were $1.75 a box. And I swear there were more of them in a box as well. Now they’re $3.50, though not in all areas. Thought I’d do a bit of math.
Peanut Butter Patties (aka Tagalongs) | 15 in a box = 23.3333333 cents per cookie
Carmel DeLites (aka Samoas) | 15 in a box = 23.3333333 cents per cookie
Peanut Butter Sandwiches | 22 in a box = 15.909 cents per cookie
I’ll update when I get a chance to count the other package my parents sent me, or if someone gives me figures on the other varieties. Feel free to leave numbers in comments. I believe the best financial choice is either Thin Mints or the shortbread.
Check this blog entry 10 years from now and boggle at how cheap they used to be and how there used to be more than 5 per package!