SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A South Orange, New Jersey Girl Scout has found sweet relief in her cookie sales, which are soaring after she struggled to sell boxes of springtime favorites.
As CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported, Charlotte McCourt, 11, is offering some brutally honest critiques. She called one make of cookies “a bleak, gluten-free, flavorless wasteland, and rated it a 1 out of 10.”
That assessment could have caused Charlotte’s Girl Scout cookie sales to crumble. But it had the opposite effect.
“Somebody bought 100 boxes!” Charlotte said.
Charlotte’s sales are now soaring.
“I never even thought it was possible to get past 400,” she said. But now, her total is 16,000.
A week ago, people were not buying as many Samoas and Thin Mints as Charlotte hoped – especially when it came to the option for donating the classic cookies to U.S. troops.
“There had only been two boxes donated,” she said.
So as a sales …