Get your Girl Guide biscuits in bulk
Sasha Meehan has a captive market when it comes to selling Girl Guide biscuits.
The 16-year-old is a boarder at New Plymouth Girls’ High School and every year she sells her boxes of treats in record time.
‘‘There’s about 115 girls at the hostel and all of them want cookies,’’ she said. ’’Our chef alone bought an entire box of plain biscuits.’’
This year GirlGuiding New Zealand is shaking up the biscuit trade and as well as having their members sell door to door in March, the cookies are going corporate. GirlGuiding is asking businesses to share a biscuit with their staff members and purchase a special Morning Tea Pack for $250, which includes 49 packs of biscuits.
The new fundraising drive is aimed at increasing sales of the iconic biscuits and reducing the fundraising burden on girls, parents and volunteers. The initiative is proving popular and businesses such as ASB Bank, Bunnings, and Harcourts have already signed up for the package.
Sasha said it was nice to see so many people eating Girl Guide biscuits at work, and having a supply so late in the year.
The boarders at Scotlands’ Hostel would still be able to give the businesses a run for their cookie money though.
Sasha, who has been involved with GirlGuiding for more than a decade, said over the years she had eaten more biscuits than she could count.
‘‘The most biscuits I’ve ever sold was probably to myself.’’
‘‘The most biscuits I’ve ever sold was probably to myself,’’ she said, laughing.
To purchase a GirlGuiding Morning Tea Pack or for more information visit www.badge4life.co.nz.
GIRL GUIDE RECIPE LEMON CHEESECAKE
17 plain Guide biscuits, crushed 60g butter 250g pkt cream cheese 1 x 400g can sweetened condensed milk 1 Tbsp gelatine 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup lemon juice (only ripe Lisbon variety lemon)
Melt butter and mix with the crushed biscuits. Press mixture into a 23cm foil-lined pie plate to form your shell. Chill in fridge. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese until soft, gradually add the condensed milk, dissolve gelatine in hot water, add to the mixture with the lemon juice and mix well. Pour filling into the chilled pie shell. Refrigerate until set and ready to serve. Serves 6.
ASB New Plymouth branch manager Jason Rapana takes boxes of girl guide biscuits off girl guide biscuit seller Sasha Meehan, 16.