I shared a post on Instagram the other day when I picked up some Girl Scout Cookies. I got a box of the classic Thin Mints and also a box of the new S’mores. Now, understand I don’t eat many cookies anyway, but there was something about the S’Mores that just shut me down. The sweetness!
Yes, I have had the cookies now for a week and I have only managed to eat four (4) of the S’mores cookies. I didn’t even open the Thin Mints – they go straight to the freezer to eat later in the year. I figured I had to try to the new ones first.
I was amazed from the first nibble just how much they actually do task like a s’mores you’d make around the campfire. But, before I even finished the first swallow, I was overwhelmed by how intensely sweet these cookies are. I’m talking make-you-cross-eyed sweet. Because of that, I really can’t eat more than one at a sitting.
I think they’d be more palatable if they were less sweet, but in balance… maybe this is a good thing? I mean, my sweet tooth is instantly satisfied (if not over-saturated) and I have no desire for anything more sweet.
What do you think? Is too sweet a good way to cut down on eating sweets?
by Chris Doelle