If you need a brief, bright moment in your life, this is it: Girl Scout Cookie Cereal is finally available and, understandably, the internet is freaking out about it. We knew this day would come, and it has, and it is glorious.
When Instagram account candyhunting brought the upcoming treat to our attention in October, skeptics felt that the collaboration of cereal and Girl Scout cookies, specifically the Thin Mints and Samoa varieties, was too good to be true. Because, you know, in October of last year, we were still embroiled in that election cycle and stuck in that horrible, "What if?" limbo. We couldn't see our way out, let alone harbor enough hope that a January 2017 release date from General Mills would in fact be in the cards.
Well, here we are, one month into 2017, out of the election, newly into a new administration, and yet: Girl Scout Cereal is here. Thin Mints Cereal and "Caramel Crunch" Cereal (which is apparently what Samoas become when you eat them for breakfast) have arrived.
The limited edition cereal is available nationwide right now at local retailers; Target, for example, has both of them available. The suggested retail price for an 11-ounce box is $2.99, while for an 18.5-ounce box, it's $3.99. Like the official Girl Scout Cookies, which can only be purchased from a troop during their annual cookie drive, the run of Girl Scouts Cereal is limited; the official date depends on your store's supply. I know, I know:
If you're craving some Girl Scouts Cereal and can't make it to the store right now (or your local grocery store isn't carrying it yet — the horror!), indulge in the next best thing: Twitter freaking out. Live vicariously through these folks. It's like those 3D experience goggles, but, like, free.
Peep the Cereal in the Wild
PSA: they now sell girl scout cookie cereal at walmart !!!!! pic.twitter.com/1eCppfC08R— Maddie Barnette (@barnettemaddie) January 26, 2017
Apparently you can now buy Girl Scout cookie breakfast cereal. Why, America, why? pic.twitter.com/3YiFs0m1T2— Monique Reynolds (@aquarian129) January 31, 2017
Girl Scout cookie cereal??? pic.twitter.com/5y7vhGk140— ronny donnyonyae (@Lynchburged) January 27, 2017
And Imagine How Excited YOU Would Be if You Had a Box in Your Clutches
Girl Scout cookie cereal? Uh yes plz— Jo (@HaleyPilcher) January 21, 2017
And Purchased It
Bought girl scout cookie cereal today. Guess you could say my Saturday night turned out pretty lit— McKenzie (@mckenzieb17) January 22, 2017
Girl Scout Cookie Cereal is probably the best thing I've ever bought from Target— Madi Kane (@madikane28) January 21, 2017
Or, Whatever, Had It Purchased For You
My mom just bought me girl scout cookie cereal, please tell me how the world is not progressing.— Kevin Victor (@ZeRoyalVictor) January 31, 2017
My best friend came over and surprised me with girl scout cookie cereal 😭👐— Alyssa Martinez (@fabulyssssss) January 25, 2017
You Would Be Amped Up, Probably
there's girl scout cookie cereal?? is this real life?? #trulyblessed— efreezy 🐘 (@emilyehumphreys) January 26, 2017
And Then, After All This Time, You Got to Taste It?
Or Maybe It's Not Your Jam
Whoever came up with Girl Scout cookie cereal is secretely evil 😩— Elyssa (@ElyssaSheriff) January 24, 2017
Girl Scout cookie cereal exists. The game has been changed.— Jessica Bostick (@queen_jessica13) January 23, 2017