Alton Brown's Girl Scout Cookie 'Culinary Truth' Is Totally Relatable

Band member and celebrity chef Alton Brown has once again taken to the internet to express a #CulinaryTruth. This edition's subject? Girl Scout cookies. More specifically, Brown had something (and something very astute, at that) to say about the indisputable Girl Scout perennial favorite, Thin Mints. These cookies — on the off chance that you've not yet had the good fortune of sampling their chocolate-covered, cool-mint-infused deliciousness — are pretty widely regarded as irresistible. 

Fans of Brown have come to expect the culinary truth, the whole culinary truth, and nothing but the culinary truth from this highly intellectual kitchen force, and they were clearly not disappointed by Brown's latest tweet in his informal series, which has 4,000 likes and counting. And that, we surmise, is owing to the fact that the chef's cookie-related nugget of wisdom is so very relatable for anyone who has found themselves even slightly addicted to Girl Scout cookies.

Brown got very real about Thin Mint serving sizes

Anyone who has spent time watching Saturday morning cartoons since the 1970s may recall a certain commercial for Tootsie Pops (via Find My Answer). In the ad, a little cartoon boy asks a wise old cartoon owl the seemingly impossible question, "How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?" Alas, the owl can't get beyond three licks before he must give in to his impulse to take a big, cathartic bite. Just as there are few creatures who can resist the urge to bite into a Tootsie Pop, it's a rare bird who can actually stop at one "serving" of Girl Scout Thin Mints.

In fact, Brown has seemingly set out to change the way Thin Mints fans regard their indulgence in their cookie of choice. Yesterday — possibly soon after he had consumed a plate of Thin Mints for lunch — Brown tweeted the simple #CulinaryTruth about what actually comprises a reasonable amount of the minty treats. Although the Little Brownie Bakers website states that a serving is four cookies, Brown asserts that henceforth, "A box of Girl Scout Thin-Mints contains 2 servings" (via Twitter). His declaration was met with little to no disagreement, besides from a couple of Twitter users who pointed out that a box is actually one serving. There we have it.