‘Raspberry Rally’ Girl Scout cookie reselling for $100 online
A new flavor of Girl Scout cookies has already become so popular that it is being resold online for $100 or more.
The “Raspberry Rally” cookie made its debut on February 27 as an online addition to the Girls Scouts’ annual lineup of treats. Within hours of its launch, supplies of the much-anticipated treat were sold out to troops across the country.
While Girl Scout cookies typically sell for about $5 a box, the demand for “Raspberry Rally” has led to a price hike in the secondary market.
eBay offers for boxes of the Raspberry Rally cookies hover around $100, with some going as high as $199.97 at the time of publication — though Girl Scouts marks all cookie packaging as “not for resale.”
The listings noted that the specific cookie variety was “sold out” or “hard to find” in other locations.
A spokesperson for Girl Scouts of the USA confirmed that the cookies are sold out online and urged customers to purchase products directly from the organization rather than other sources.
“We want to remind all cookie customers that proceeds stay local and are critical to funding troop activities throughout the year,” the spokesperson told Insider.
“We encourage cookie customers to find a local booth to try different flavors if their first choice is not available, or to donate to their council’s cookie donation program in support of the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world,” the spokesperson added.
It is unclear whether the organization plans to reintroduce the breed.
The Post has reached out for further comment.
Girl Scouts of the USA sells cookies as an annual fundraiser intended to raise money for the organization’s activities.
“The thin, crunchy cookie is a ‘sister’ to the beloved Thin Mints, infused with raspberry flavor instead of mint and dipped in the same delicious chocolate coating,” the Girl Scouts said in a release last year.
The flurry of resale has led to frustration among some local Boy Scout leaders.
“It deprives a girl of that opportunity,” Jessica Martin, a product program director for Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, told local news outlet WBNS. “For them to learn and practice their business skills.”