Thursday, February 7, 2008

My kind of charitable contribution

Um, YES. Only I couldn't find the light version but the un-light version (featuring chocolate mint ice cream instead of vanilla) was only twenty more calories per serving. Each year I am so tempted by the cute little girls selling cookies outside of every store I go in to. I have a soft spot for thin mints. Blaine reminds me that I can buy the same cookies inside wal-mart for $0.99, only they are the "great value" brand. "But what about the CHILDREN!I want to support the children!" I remind him. It never works. Girl scout cookies are a whopping $3.50 a box this year, and the caloric content makes me shudder. The girl scout thin mint ice cream though (full fat version) is only 140 calories a serving (that is less calories than 2 girl scout cookies), plus the girl scouts still get $0.30. I think this means I can deduct the cost of the ice cream from my taxes, but I'm not sure. Go get some, and then invite me over to eat it with (for) you.

6 comments:

Gretchen said...

Ooh yes, I adore that ice cream! Invite me over to eat some too!

Ralphie said...

Yah, looks like who ever has this icecream in their freezer is about to receive a lot of friendship. Right after dinner.

Jennifer said...

Girl Scout Thin Mint ice cream is sooooooo yummy. I look forward to it every year. But I have to say that as far as the cookies go, Samoas get my vote for the best. Oh so good! I was so disappointed last year because I ordered some Samoas from some Girl Scouts that came to my door and they never brought them to me. I was so bummed because I really wanted those Samoas. Mmmm...I'm getting hungry now.

Heather said...

I love Girl Scout Cookies, though they are not great (like you said) when tracking Points.
We love the Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned (1/2 fat). I am a picky ice cream eater and I have been converted! It really does taste great. Plus you get twice the ice cream-- anyone who has ever measured out a half cup knows that is like one big spoonful.

Laurie said...

I laugh at ice cream serving sizes. Who really only has 1/2 cup? Anyway, you can probably at least double your calories, but I think that they're worth it. Ice cream, especially girl scout ice cream, is always worth it.

Seth and Sharon said...

Hey Kristi! It's Sharon, from the yearbook days! I was excited to find your blog and see how great your doing! Your kids are cute and I'm jealous you live in Texas which I'm sure is a lot warmer than Michigan! Take care and enjoy the ice cream!