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Girl Scout cookie season is right around the corner. While this is cause for celebration for most of us, there is a huge caveat this year that we must mention to our readers before they get their hopes up too high.

The dreaded supply chain issues that have affected many of our favorite treats are going to make it a bit tougher to get your hands on the cookies this year.

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Little Brownie Bakers is the manufacturer that is behind all of the excellent flavors that we love to stock up on each year, and according to a press release, Samoas, Tagalongs, Toffee-tastic, and Thin Mints are among the flavors that will be affected by this unfortunate issue.

Meanwhile, ABC Bakers is responsible for the manufacturing of the other treats that the Girl Scouts have to offer. It remains to be seen whether they are going to be affected in the same way.

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Per the press release, an online system is being adopted this year so that sales can increase. On the other hand, it is unclear if cookies that are ordered online are going to be harder to come by as well.

They may take a bit longer to get to the customer, which is something that buyers will need to be bearing in mind. For their part, the organization is apologizing for any supply chain concerns that end up causing issues for various customers.

“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our communities. We know that cookie sales are critical when funding Girl Scout programs, and we at USAGSO and GSUSA are working hard with LBB to ensure a successful season for our girls,” their press release reads.

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If you are dead set on getting your hands on some cookies, we are going to let you in on a little secret. You can still procure yours in person.

In fact, this is the best route to take for anyone who wants to make sure that they are getting their fix. We know that we are going to be keeping our eyes peeled in our region, that is for sure.