Stinky Girl Scout Cookies Not in Houston

The Girl Scout's Lemon Chalet Crème cookies that have been the subject of a recall "quality withdrawal" in other parts of the country because they taste and smell bad should not be confused with the Lemonades cookies being sold by Girl Scouts in the Houston area.

That's the word from Connie Chavez, communications director of the Girls Scouts of San Jacinto Council, who sent out an e-mail to the media this morning, enlisting its support in letting the public know that "our council's cookies are safe to eat, and are not produced by the same bakery in question."

People reading about the problems with the Lemon Chalet Crème cookies produced by Kellogg's Little Brownie bakers have been calling the Houston area council. "Unfortunately, this is affecting more than 30,000 local 'businesses' run by our young entrepreneurs, our Girl Scouts, who rely on the cookie sale to fund troop activities, community service projects and so much more," Chavez wrote.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council would like to reassure consumers that our cookies are safe to eat. There are Girl Scout councils in other parts of the country that are having problems with Lemon Chalet Crème cookies, but these do not include our Lemonades cookies. Our Council and cookies have NOT been affected.

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