We’re not ones to ever turn down a girl scout (or cookies for that matter). But Vivino, the wine app that everyone seems to have, just solidified our every reason to buy cookies for many years to come.
Vivino has put together a guide on which wines to pair with your favorite Girl Scout Cookies. Genius right? We think so. For those unfamiliar with the app, it boasts 13 million users and enables members to take a photo of a wine label or wine list to see ratings, reviews and general pricing. The folks there also clearly know their audience.
Love Samoas®? Try a glass of aged Rioja to compliment the cookie’s caramel and toasted coconut topping. Fancy Trefoils®? Keep it simple with a glass of an off-dry German Riesling to pair with the shortbread cookie. Do-Si-Dos® fans can enjoy a California Zinfandel for a great peanut butter and jelly combo. And Tagalong® lovers need a big wine to go with that big chocolate and peanut butter taste, like an Italian Amarone.
But want to know what our all-time favorite Girl Scout cookie is here at KR? Thin Mints® obviously. According to Vivino, chocolate and mint pairs perfectly with a good Brunello. Whether you enjoy your cookies frozen or not.
For the complete list of pairings, you can view Vivino’s guide here. And aside from the wine bonus, a bigger reason why we love Girl Scout Cookie season so much is far bigger than the cookies themselves; purchasing a box supports the development and interests in entrepreneurship for these young girls. According to the program:
Girl Scout Cookies are SO much more than just delicious treats…Every time you buy a box, you help girls learn five essential skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—all while helping them better themselves and their communities.
Need proof? Technori points out that an impressive 80 percent of female entrepreneurs were once part of the Girl Scouts program:
Before Pam Fields founded Mrs. Fields Cookies, she was a Girl Scout. Before Anita Roddick opened her first retail store, The Body Shop, she was a Girl Scout. Before Martha Stewart created her empire, she was a Girl Scout.
To put that in perspective, eight percent of all women in the United States were Girl Scouts at some point in their lives. So the fact that 80 percent of that 8 percent were exposed to building those five essential skills before many of them even hit middle school is fantastic. Including KR’s very own Tracy Dungo. And we love that. So go out and buy a box (or five) of your favorite Girl Scout Cookies. And wine. See? Everyone wins.
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