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03/18/2016 12:15 EDT | Updated 03/19/2017 01:12 EDT

Some Girl Guide cookies delayed this year in Ontario, Eastern Canada

Some residents of Ontario and Eastern Canada won't be able to buy Girl Guide cookies until later this spring due to production issues, the organization confirmed Friday.

"Due to a delay with ingredients and packaging, we have had to reschedule production of Girl Guide cookies," Deborah Del Duca, CEO of Girl Guides of Canada, said in a statement Friday. "As a result some cookie deliveries will be delayed in Ontario and Eastern Canada."

Del Duca declined to say exactly when cookie sales will start in Ontario and Eastern Canada and which provinces, other than Ontario, are affected by the delay.

Girl Guides of Canada sells its classic vanilla and chocolate sandwich cookies for $5 a box in the spring. It sells "chocolatey" mint cookies in the fall.

"Dare Foods and Girl Guides have worked together to plan and to communicate the delivery delay to the Girl Guide membership over the past four weeks," Del Duca said. "We thank our Guiders and girls for their understanding."

Public advised to check website

She said the public can check out the cookie finder map on the organization's website to find cookie sales events near them when the cookies finally arrive.

"We thank the public for their support in purchasing Girl Guide cookies," she said.

Girl Guide cookies have their own Twitter account, but there was no mention of the delay as of late Friday morning.

According to the cookie FAQ on the Girl Guides of Canada website, the money raised by the sale of Girl Guide cookies helps the organization provide a variety of programs, and allows girls to discover new interests and learn leadership skills. The money raised also helps girls and leaders to attend camps and events.