GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The start of spring usually signals the return of the Girl Scouts’ traditional boxed treats, but cookie connoisseurs will have to wait even longer this year.
The Girls Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore says local cookie deliveries will be delayed by four weeks. Little Brownie Bakers, which churns out the treats, blames unexpectedly high demand for cookies.
"[Our forecast] has resulted in a tightness in cookie inventory and an inability to meet cookie orders at the dates originally requested," explains sales director Brenda Smith. "The situation was made worse by winter weather that resulted in a plant shutdown for two days in February and an ingredient delivery delay in late February."
Little Brownie Bakers is working around the clock to fill all orders. All requested boxes should arrive in West Michigan the week of April 13.