This brutally honest critiques about Girl Scout cookies is going viral

A New Jersey girl scout's cookie sales are exploding.

Charlotte McCourt, 11, of South Orange, is a fierce cookie critic.

"My name is Charlotte and I love being honest with my clients," she wrote. "The girl scout organization can sometimes use false advertising."

McCourt delivered a scathing review of every cookie in an email to a family friend who ended up buying some boxes.

Mike Rowe, a TV host well-known for his role on 'Dirty Jobs,' who works for her day also read McCourt's note.

No kidding," laughed Mike Rowe, a TV host and friend of Charlotte's dad. He read her e-mail out loud and the video has attracted over 8 million views.

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"The toffee-tastic is a bleak, flavorless, gluten-free wasteland. I'm telling you, it's as flavorless as dirt," he read on a Facebook video that has been viewed more than 8 million times.

Charlotte's sales have exploded. She's up to almost 17,000 as of this writing, racing toward the record for Girl Scout cookie sales.

"It's been surreal. And almost crazy, but I really like it," McCourt said. "I like how the people at school kind of recognize me more, as like, a person. And it's helping the troops."

More than 7,000 boxes of cookies bought will be donated to U.S. service members.

When asked if she was worried if the other girl scouts would be angry about her review, McCourt said "A little bit, but also I realized how many boxes I sold and that was good for the organization."

As of Wednesday afternoon, McCourt was about 4,000 boxes away from breaking the record of most boxes sold. She has until Feb. 11 to do it.

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