Sweet Treats at 2012 N.C. State Fair

Sweet treat at 2012 N.C. State Fair: deep-fried Girl Scout cookies

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Raleigh, N.C. — In honor of Girl Scouts of the USA’s 100th anniversary this year, the sweet treat to have at this year’s N.C. State Fair is deep-fried Girl Scout cookies—deep-fried Caramel DeLites®, to be exact!

Caramel DeLites®—which are vanilla cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and laced with chocolaty stripes—are the most-popular Girl Scout cookie in eastern North Carolina.

The much-loved Caramel DeLites® will get dipped in a special batter, tossed into the fryer and coated with powdered sugar and an optional chocolate sauce. One order of cookies will cost $5.

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is partnering with S2 Concessions, which has sold Yummy Minies mini donuts at the State Fair for the past four years. Proprietor Scott Strother said vendors at other state fairs inspired him to create deep-fried Girl Scout cookies in North Carolina this year.

“Girl Scouts is a great organization, and what a great way to help celebrate their 100th anniversary,” Strother said.

Fairgoers can purchase deep-fried Girl Scout cookies from the bright yellow trailer on the curb of the Kiddieland section of the State Fair under the large oak trees. Just look for the “Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies” banner.

The N.C. State Fair will take place Oct. 11-21, 2012, at the State Fairgrounds.

About Girl Scouts

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls living overseas in 90 countries.

About Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines

In partnership with more than 10,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines serves more than 35,000 girls in 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties. (Counties are: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson.) The council's administrative headquarters is located in Raleigh, with additional program and service centers located in Fayetteville and Goldsboro. For more information on membership or volunteer opportunities, call 800-284-4475 or visit www.nccoastalpines.org.

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