(WDTN) — Girl Scout cookie season is only a few months away, but two changes by the organization are not going unnoticed.
Chapters of Girl Scouts of America in Massachusetts and New York have already said that boxes will be sold for $6. The price increase is $1 more than last year.
The organization claims a rise in food production, labor and transportation costs as the reasons behind the price hike.
The cookie flavor won’t be available during the upcoming Girl Scout cookie season, which typically takes place between January and April.
The Raspberry Rally was introduced as the “sister” cookie to the iconic Thin Mints, a mint-flavored chocolate-covered cookie. The fruity version consisted of a raspberry-flavored cookie that was also covered in chocolate like the Thin Mints.
The Raspberry Rallies quickly sold out soon after its online release earlier this year, which prompted sellers on eBay to sell the popular cookie with prices ranging from $4 to $330.
“If you’re buying these cookies at a huge markup, you could and should instead be using that money to support girls by buying other varieties or supporting the program in other ways,” the Girl Scouts said in a statement to “TODAY” regarding the issue.
Raspberry Rallies aren’t the only Girl Scout cookies to be discontinued; other flavors like Thanks-A-Lots or Double Dutch have also been removed in recent years, according to Mashed.
The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio website lists the following cookies the organization offer now offers (some of the cookies have different names around the country because of different producers):
- Caramel Chocolate Chip
- Caramel deLites | Samoas
- Do-si-dos | Peanut Butter Sandwich
- Peanut Butter Patties | Tagalongs
- Thin Mints
While Girl Scout cookie season normally begins in January, a date has yet to be announced by the organization.