The Girl Scouts Sold An Unfathomable Amount Of Cookies Last Year [Infographic]
10:17 am, March 30th | by Amy Tennery
Turns out, when they’re not busy being “communists” and “promoting a homosexual lifestyle,” the Girl Scouts run a pretty tidy business. In fact, in the last year alone, the Girl Scouts sold $714 million in cookies.
This translates to about 210 billion calories worth of cookies sold, according to the infographic below, which really could have done without mentioning that.
Not surprisingly, Thin Mints are the biggest sellers, with upwards of 50 million boxes of those sold in the last year. To put that in perspective, that’s roughly one box of Thin Mints for every six people living in the United States. Except for those of us who buy five boxes every year and freeze them — of course, I know no one (no one) who does that so let’s move on.
Another fun tidbit? The record-holder for most boxes of cookies ever sold in a single year is Jennifer Sharpe, who unloaded 17,328 in 2008. In addition to almost certainly clinching her admission to Harvard Business School, Sharpe’s blockbuster sales ability paid for her troop’s subsequent 10-day European tour. Yea. She’s That Girl.
From: Top Business Degrees