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It's a little too early for Hanukkah and Christmas shopping, but we already have a #1 item for our wish lists: Girl Scout cookie-flavored lip balms. The balms, which are currently only available at Wal-Mart and Claire's, come in five flavors: Thin Mints, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Trefoils, Peanut Butter and Coconut Caramel Stripes. The balms are five bucks a pop and will go on wider sale in January.
As for the timing of the launch, it is Girl Scouts founder Juliette Low's birthday today. We remember getting a knot-tying badge in back in our Brownie days, which we now use for lacing up impossible gladiator sandals in the summer. Always be prepared, ladies.
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