January 14, 2013 |
When the Girl Scouts come a-knocking, asking Americans to give up their New Year's resolutions for some tasty cookies, there'll be a new treat on the list: Mango Cremes. But the Oreo-esque, tropical-inspired mini-sandwiches aren't just noticeable for their crunchy vanilla-and-coconut wafers and smooth centers, according to producer ABC Bakers. Each serving, according to the company, comes with a food additive called NutriFusion, which purports to pack the snacks with 15% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin B-1and 5% of the suggested dose of Vitamins A, C, D, E and B6. That includes "all the nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes and strawberries," according to ABC, which is part of Interbake Foods.
January 10, 2013 |
Ryan Gosling, creepy? He says he definitely was this one time not so long ago - and it involved Girl Scouts. First, let's set some background, as told to Jimmy Kimmel by Gosling on Kimmel's show Thursday night. As a boy, the "Crazy, Stupid, Love" actor was slightly traumatized, it turns out, when he had to sell a bunch of plastic wrap his dad had come by unexpectedly. After trying unsuccessfully to hawk it to friends and even teachers, he found himself stationed outside of the supermarket, targeting shoppers and wishing someone would simply come by and make his day. "I had a fantasy that one day someone would buy all of it," Gosling said.
July 19, 2012
The Boy Scouts of America, an organization once known mainly for welcoming boys to a world of adventure, self-sufficiency and good citizenship, now is more famous for the groups of people it bans: atheists, agnostics and homosexuals. It's been a sad evolution and an unnecessary one. The Girl Scouts, as well as international Scouting organizations, have carried out their similar missions without resorting to intolerance. By refusing once again this week to admit gay people to its ranks, either as Scouts or leaders, the Boy Scouts may have satisfied some of the religious organizations that sponsor many of its troops, but it risks long-term irrelevance.
July 17, 2012 |
HOUSTON -- The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday reaffirmed the organization's policy of excluding gays, despite recent protest campaigns by members, including some of the group's board. The announcement came after a confidential two-year review by an 11-member special committee formed by Scout leaders in 2010, a spokesman said. Spokesman Deron Smith, based at the Boy Scouts' headquarters outside Dallas, declined to identify members of the committee, but said in a statement sent to the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that they represented "a diversity of perspectives and opinions.
June 9, 2012
Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 cocktail Note: Adapted from Julian Cox of Short Order. Thin Mints can be substituted with a similar type of chocolate-mint cookie. 2 scoops chocolate ice cream 2 scoops vanilla ice cream 1 ounce Irish whisky, preferably Powers 1/2 ounce creme de menthe, preferably Tempus Fugit 1/2 ounce Fernet Branca-Menta 1 ounce crushed Thin Mints Chocolate sauce, for garnish Mint spring, for garnish Thin Mint, for garnish In a blender, blend the chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream, Irish whisky, creme de menthe, Fernet Branca-Menta and crushed Thin Mints.
May 8, 2012 |
The rumors are true: The Girl Scouts of the USA are pairing up with Nestle to create candy bars flavored like the famous cookies-- and they'll be available this week. The bars will come in three options: Thin Mints, Caramel & Coconut and Peanut Butter Creme, all based on cookies that the Girl Scouts have sold for years to raise money. On Wednesday, customers can start buying the bars online in a limited-edition pre-sale on the Nestle Crunch Facebook page . Then, from June through September, the bars are to be sold at retailers nationwide.
March 5, 2012 |
If there's a badge for courage in the face of danger, the members of a Girl Scout troop in Fort Bend County, Texas, deserve it. They tried to fight off a thief who stole their hard-earned cookie money this weekend outside a Wal-Mart. But the girls might get sweet justice after all: Security cameras at the store captured the crime on video, and it has been turned over to law enforcement. "Stealing from a Girl Scout? It's as low as you are going to get," Bob Haenel, spokesman for the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department, told The Times.
February 23, 2012 |
A 27-pound lobster? Robert Malone went fishing for shrimp and pulled in a surprise: a 27-pound Maine lobster that could never be viewed as shrimpy. The critter, caught in the vicinity of Rockland, Maine, was dubbed Rocky, reports the Associated Press. Of course, the size of the lobster's fearsome claws also bring to mind the meaty fists of that boxer named Balboa. Malone opted to donate the nearly 40-inch-long crustacean to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, the AP says.
February 22, 2012 |
Girl Scouts are dangerous -- and not just to your diet. At least that's what Indiana lawmaker Bob Morris says. He has labeled the Girls Scouts of America a radical organization that promotes homosexuality and abortion and is out to destroy American values. The Republican state representative is being roundly ridiculed for his position, even within his own party. But Morris isn't backing down. "My family and I took a view and we're sticking by it," Morris told the Associated Press this week, adding that his daughters are now members of a group for conservative Christian girls.
February 3, 2012 |
When Girl Scout cookie season starts up in your neighborhood, those earnest young saleswomen bearing boxes of sweets may be armed with a new secret weapon: a mobile credit-card reader attached to their smartphones. That's right people. The Girl Scouts have firmly entered the digital age, and our waistlines may never recover. Think of the implications: Before, if you saw a tempting table laden with Samoas and Thin Mints outside the grocery store, being low on cash could prevent you from buying a box or two, or five, or 10. Not anymore.