French Toast Girl Scout Cookies Are Coming in 2021

Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA

In case you need an excuse to eat cookies first thing in the morning, the Girl Scouts of the USA are giving you one. As CNN reports, the organization is adding new breakfast-inspired French toast treats to its cookie lineup in 2021.

The new Girl Scout cookie variety, named Toast-Yay!, is meant to look and taste like a slice of French toast. Each cookie is shaped like a piece of bread with the Girl Scout's signature trefoil stamped on top and a coating of icing on the bottom. It joins the Girl Scouts' classic selection of cookies, which includes Thin Mints and Samoas (or Caramel deLites, depending on where you live).

Girl Scouts of the USA

The Girl Scout cookie program has changed a lot in recent months. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many troops were forced to transition their businesses from in-person sales to online orders with the Girl Scout Cookie Care digital platform, which will return for the 2021 cookie season. In addition to selling cookies via the website, some troops will organize "virtual cookie booths" on social media. There will also be socially distant or contactless sales and delivery options in certain areas, while other troops will sell cookies in person depending on local guidelines.

Girl Scout cookie season typically starts in January, so customers still have to wait a few months before trying the new French toast option. Until then, take a trip down memory lane with these discontinued cookie varieties from Girl Scout cookie seasons past.

[h/t CNN]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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A Short, Sweet History of Candy Corn

Love it or hate it, candy corn is here to stay.
Love it or hate it, candy corn is here to stay.
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Depending on which survey you happen to be looking at, candy corn is either the best or the worst Halloween candy ever created. If that proves anything, it’s that the tricolor treat is extremely polarizing. But whether you consider candy corn a confectionery abomination or the sweetest part of the spooky season, you can’t deny that it’s an integral part of the holiday—and it’s been around for nearly 150 years.

On this episode of Food History, Mental Floss’s Justin Dodd is tracing candy corn’s long, storied existence all the way back to the 1880s, when confectioner George Renninger started molding buttercream into different shapes—including corn kernels, which he tossed at actual chickens to see if it would fool them. His white-, orange-, and yellow-striped snack eventually caught the attention of Goelitz Confectionery Company (now Jelly Belly), which started mass-producing what was then sometimes called “chicken feed” rather than “candy corn.”

But what exactly is candy corn? Why do we associate it with Halloween? And will it ever disappear? Find answers to these questions and more in the video below.

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