This year, the Girl Scouts introduced a new flavor, the Raspberry Rally, which is the first cookie to be exclusively sold online.
It’s a “sister cookie” to the Thin Mint, looks exactly like a Thin Mint, but has raspberry flavor instead. The chocolate-coated cookies were a big hit and quickly sold out online.
But NBC news reports that those cookies are now on eBay, where they’re selling for a whole lot more than the Girl Scouts’ price of $5 or $6 a box. Prices are now hovering around $100 a box and some as high as $199.97!
And no one’s more upset about this than the Scouts themselves. “Girl Scouts of the USA is disappointed to see unauthorized resales of Girl Scout cookies online through third-party e-commerce platforms,” says a Girl Scouts of the USA spokesperson. “While we are happy that there’s such a strong demand for our cookies year-over-year, we’re saddened that the platforms and the sellers are disregarding the core mission of the cookie program and are looking to make a profit off of the name without supporting our mission and the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world.”