The large size, said the activist group, has more than 1,000 calories and provides more than a day's saturated fat. Even the small, said CSPI, is like drinking a Big Mac.
"Selling cookies door to door is one thing," said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. "But renting out its nonprofit brand name to a junk-food chain is a major badge of shame for the Girl Scouts. It runs counter to the Girl Scouts' mission, and this product and its marketing campaign deliver a very unhealthful message to young girls and others. If you were designing a product with the intent of promoting obesity and type-2 diabetes in girls, it would look exactly like the Thin Mint Blizzard."
Minneapolis-based Dairy Queen is owned by Berkshire Hathaway.--Nina M. Lentini