Man, Girl Scout Cookie Season has barely started, and already we're finding ourselves inundated with news about these tasty little treats. Today, we have this: Girl Scout Cookie-scented candles from Yankee Candle exist. That's right — if ever you find yourself in a position wherein it would behoove you to have your home smell like Thin Mints, now you can make it happen without needing to bake them yourself. So...that would be pretty much "always," right?
According to Girl Scouts Heart of the South, these suckers have actually been around at least since December of 2014; somehow, though, we're only hearing about them now. Of course, our slightly late arrival to the party isn't stopping us from flailing our arms excitedly and proclaiming what a magnificent invention they are, because seriously. Girl Scout Cookie candles. It's the little things, right? Anywho, according to HuffPo, it's a limited-edition offering; they come in four scents (Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Caramel Stripe, Thin Mints, and Trefoils) and three varieties (big candle, little candle, car air freshener). You can nab them both online and at more than 500 different Yankee Candle retail stores, so it should be pretty easy to snap up a few before they go the way of all things. Go ahead — you'll thank yourself for stocking up on them when the apocalypse comes and Girl Scout Cookies become a thing of the past.
Although Grub Street sounds...less than impressed about the idea, I'm pretty sure most of us are wondering why no one thought of it sooner. After all, we've had everything from licensed Girl Scout Cookie Lip Smackers to ice cream so far — it was just a matter of time, right? As mouthwateringly delicious as they sound, though, I do still have a few questions about them. Anyone care to hazard a guess at the answers? Inquiring minds want to know!
1. What exactly does a Trefoil smell like?
I can't say that I've ever known shortbread to have a distinctive smell all its own (it's an unusual cookie in that respect). So how on earth do you make a candle that smells like one? Does it smell like butter? Sugar? Butter and sugar? Nothing at all, making it sort of a placebo candle that inspires people to smell whatever they think a Trefoil should smell like?
2. How does one go about capturing the essence of Eau de Thin Mint?
In my head, it's an elaborate distillation process involving steampunk-esque equipment and a disgusting amount of Thin Mint cookies. This is almost not how it's really done, but shhhh. Just let me have this.
3. Why did Do-Si-Dos get shafted?
Generally it seems like the most iconic flavors were chosen for their transformation into candle form — but why didn't Do-Si-Dos qualify? Were they deemed inferior to Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs/whatever you want to call them because they're just peanut butter, as opposed to peanut butter chocolate? What if you don't actually like the scent of chocolate, but adore peanut butter? What then, Yankee Candle?
4. How many cookies were consumed during the making of these candles?
I'm going to guess "a lot."
5. Why would I want to torture myself with a house that smells like Girl Scout Cookies if I have no actual Girl Scout Cookies to eat?
Is it supposed to be a "guilt-free enjoyment" thing? Because I have a feeling all that would happen is hit me with a killer cookie craving. That seems like cruel and unusual punishment. And I can't stop myself. I am out of control.
6. Are there plans to expand the line in the future?
I feel like candles scented like the Lemonades cookies would do quite well. Everyone loves lemon-scented things, right? Or what about cookie-tastic fragrant room sprays? You could build an entire empire around cookie-themed smelly things! What's stopping you?