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THE VOTES ARE IN! THE THIN MINT IS CONNECTICUT'S FAVORITE COOKIE


April 22, 2008

The Winner Is....

Hartford, Conn., April 17, 2008 - The Thin Mint cookie beat out seven other Girl Scout cookies in a sweet election to claim the title of Connecticut's Favorite Girl Scout Cookie. It was a close race to the end, with the Thin Mint pulling ahead of the Samoas by a few crumbs.

Governor M. Jodi Rell officially announced the Thin Mint as Connecticut's Favorite Girl Scout Cookie at the State Capitol in Hartford on April 17. More than 11,000 Connecticut residents voted with their taste buds at http://www.cookievote.com/ to determine the state's favorite Girl Scout cookie. Voting closed April 15.

The clear favorites were the Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs. The refreshing and minty Thin Mint received 31 percent of the votes and won by just seven votes over the multi-flavored Samoas. Coming in third was the richest candidate, the chocolate and peanut butter flavored Tagalong. The Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips and All Abouts also received a fair share of the votes.

The Thin Mints and Samoas were the cookies of choice in Connecticut's eight counties. The Thin Mints, a thin wafer covered with a smooth chocolaty coating, were the favorite of voters and both won Fairfield and Hartford counties. The two counties reported the most votes at CookieVote.com. In New Haven, Litchfield, New London, Tolland, Windham and Middlesex counties, the coconut and caramel flavored Samoas edged out the Thin Mint for the win.

"All of the Girl Scout cookies ran a tasteful campaign," said Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Jennifer Smith Turner. "Our congratulations to all the Thin Mint cookie lovers; your favorite is the official Connecticut Girl Scout Cookie for 2008. This has been a great campaign; on behalf of our 55,000 Girl Scouts, I'd like to thank all of Connecticut for supporting the cookie program."

Final voting results are posted on http://www.cookievote.com/. The Thin Mints and Samoas are also a favorite of some of Connecticut's most notable personalities who share their stories on CookieVote.com's celebrity page. Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell, Connecticut Mayors John DeStefano, Scott Slifka, Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz and UConn Women's Basketball Coaches Geno Auriemma and Chris Dailey enjoy Thin Mints. Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, State Comptroller Nancy Wyman, and few Connecticut Sun players prefer Samoas.

Cookie lovers can still purchase Girl Scout cookies, including the State's Favorite Cookie. Please visit Girls Scouts of Connecticut website at http://www.gsofct.org/ or call1-800-882-5561.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation's foremost entrepreneurship learning experience for girls. Through participation, girls can earn Girl Scout Patches and Badges by completing age-appropriate activities, which develop their marketing, customer service and public speaking skills.

Proceeds from the cookie program directly benefit all of the Connecticut Girl Scouts in your communities, including the Girl Scout troop or group from which you buy your cookies.


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