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Girl Scout Cookie Eating Contest at South Florida Fair

It's Girl Scout cookie time and that means everyone frantically running around trying to locate a troop of girls in green uniforms to stock up on Thin Mints and Samoas.

More than 9,000 Girl Scouts participate in the annual cookie sale, which runs through February 17, which means that you'll probably find these adorable sales-munchkins setting up shop in front of your local Publix or ringing your doorbell.

Hint: if you want to know exact locations, try this online cookie locator or call 866-727-GIRL (4475).

We know you love these cookies (we do too), but do you love them enough to eat two dozen at a single sitting? In front of a group of people? With your hands behind your back?

If you just said yes (or just want to watch), head out to the South

Florida Fair on Sunday, January 27, at 3 p.m. for the Girl Scout Cookie

Eating Contest, hosted by WILD 95.5.


Pennington from the KVJ show will serve as MC of this spectacle, which

has contestants trying to eat 24 assorted Girl Scout cookies in the

fastest time possible. Each would-be cookie monster will eat three each

of the eight different cookies available.

The prize for the

winner? More cookies! The fastest cookie eater will take home an

eight-pack sampler of Girl Scout cookies, and each participant will

receive a box of cookies -- just for entering.

According to Lisa Johnson, vice president of marketing and brand management for


Scouts of Southeast Florida, most of the contestants have already been

selected, although they'll be looking for a few volunteers from the


We suggest putting on a pair of stretchy pants and going for it!.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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