Lemon Chalet Creme Girl Scout cookies' taste and smell prompts refund offer

If you're a Girl Scout Cookie fan and thought the Lemon Chalet Creme cookies you ate were a bit off -- no problem with your taste buds. They were real lemons. As in duds.

The maker of the Girl Scout cookie line, Kellogg's Little Brownie Bakers, issued a statement saying some customers had complained of "an off taste and smell." So, the bakers tested them and found them to be safe to eat, just not so good to eat -- "not up to our quality standards," company spokeswoman Susanne Norwitz told WalletPop in an email.

She said that 31 of the 81 Girl Scout councils nationwide have been contacted and were told they could return Lemon Chalet's in their control if they were among the batches that didn't go over so well.

But don't call this a recall, the company said. "We are handling this matter as a quality withdrawal."