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March 20th, 2013
07:29 AM ET

CNNTrends: Girl Scout cookie-inspired beer & teen's viral video asking Kate Upton to prom

Poppy Harlow and Zoraida Sambolin take a look at the top CNN Trends this morning.

A creative concoction mixing Girl Scout cookies and beer takes the cake. Five new cookie beers are flowing at San Francisco's "Cerveceria De Mateveza". Flavors include a peppermint porter inspired by Thin Mints, a salted chocolate stout with peanut butter inspired by Peanut Butter Patties, and a Belgian dubbel with coconut and cocoa nibs  inspired by Samoas. There are no actual cookies in the beers but each beer is served with the cookie that inspired it.

And a video of a California high school senior, Jake Davidson, makes some compelling arguments why supermodel Kate Upton should be his prom date has gone viral. Even better, it’s caught her attention. She tweeted her response to Jake: "You can call me Katie if you want! How could I turn down that video! I'll check my schedule."

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Filed under: Girl Scouts • Trending • Viral video
February 8th, 2013
10:20 AM ET

New cookie app, boxes for National Girl Scout Cookie day

We'd like to wish you and yours happy National Girl Scout Cookie Day!

Thin Mints, the Samoas, Peanut Butter Patties: Yes, cookies have grown into a $790 million business for the Girl Scouts. And this year, the iconic boxes are getting an overhaul.

This morning on "Early Start," Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez, and girl scouts Emma Fonte Lopez and Katie Genari talk about the new design and what girls learn from selling the iconic cookies.

Filed under: A little fun • Girl Scouts