Girl Scouts are discontinuing the cookie that created a frenzy

Raspberry Rally put on pause to give priority to ‘classic’ varieties

New York— A popular Girl Scout cookie is being phased out just a year after its introduction sparked a frenzy.

Raspberry Rally will not be sold during the upcoming cookie-sales season, which runs from January to April 2024, according to Girl Scouts of the USA. The Rallies, a crisp mint-flavored cookie encased in chocolate, was introduced last year as a “sister cookie” to the iconic Thin Mints. The cookie in the Raspberry Rally was replaced with a bright pink berry-flavored one.

The Rallies were the Girl Scouts’ first-ever cookie to be sold solely online, as part of a strategy aimed at “improving girls’ e-commerce sales and entrepreneurial skills,” according to the organization’s announcement last year.

The overwhelming demand sparked an online shopping frenzy, with some chapters reporting that they sold out of the $5 boxes in less than a day. Resellers on eBay were selling the Rallies for as much as $30 per box.

“While Raspberry Rally was extremely popular last year, we are taking a pause this season to prioritize supplying our classic varieties,” the Girl Scouts of the United States said in a statement to CNN.

Some chapters have announced that they will charge $6 per box of cookies this season, a $1 increase over last year for some varieties. Some cookies, such as S’mores and Toffee-Tastic, were already $6.

The price of a box increased from $4 to $5 in 2014 and 2015.

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