Are they made from real Girl Scouts?



First off, let me clarify that I am an ABC Bakeries girl and always have been. So don't talk to me of your Trefoils and Tagalongs, O Little Brownie Bakers customers! I have studied your ways, but they are strange and foreign to me.

A List of My Favorite Girl Scout Cookies... in order... of preference

Cinna-spins are exempt because I haven't tried them and because they're this year's New Cookie That Will Not Be Back Next Year. Remember the time they tried to fill that spot with some cheese crackers? Yeah, I remember that.

  1. Peanut Butter Sandwich. Yechhhh, peanut butter and cookie. Nothing exciting there.
  2. Lemonades. Lemonades, I knew Lemon Pastry Cremes and you, sir, are no Lemon Pastry Cremes. Lemon Pastry Cremes were - and this is going to shock you all - the best Girl Scout cookie for freezing. I know, you will make your argument for Thin Mints, but it's actually the Lemon Pastry Cremes. Overall, Thin Mints are a better cookie than Lemon Pastry Cremes, because a plain ol' Lemon Pastry Creme is boring, but when both are frozen, Lemon Pastry Cremes win by a nose. This argument is moot, though, because Lemon Pastry Cremes are gone (sniff!) and replaced by this inferior cookie. It's got frosting on the bottom. Who puts frosting on the bottom of a cookie? I know you're going to argue that I could flip the cookie over, but then I can't see the lemon design. I mean, really! There is a top and a bottom for a cookie and we can't just go eating these things willy-nilly. Lemonades are too big to eat in one bite, so they get all crumbly and the frosting (on the bottom!) starts melting on your hand.
  3. Shortbread. The thing I like about Girl Scout cookies is that, for the most part, they are unlike anything else in the stores. Once a year, you have the opportunity to buy these cookies that are pretty unique. Then there's Shortbread, which is not as good as, say, Walkers shortbread, which you can buy all year-round. I'm not going to waste my shortbread-eating on the Girl Scout kind.
  4. Thank Yous (tie). I bet no one else on the planet would place this cookie so high. I'm pretty sure that they were last year's New Cookie That Will Not Be Back Next Year. I have to admit that my reason for tying this cookie with Thin Mints and Caramel deLites has nothing to do with the flavor of the cookie itself (which is comparable to lots of cookies available year round, like the problem with Shortbread) or the shape (frosting on the bottom!), but just the fact that they are printed with "Thank You" messages in a lot of foreign languages. I love that! Languages! International cookies! I am easily entertained.
  5. Caramel deLites (tie). Even my sister, who hates coconut, loves Caramel deLites. They are That Good. Sometimes I'll go off them for a while because they're so much more complicated than the other Girl Scout cookies (caramel AND chocolate AND cookie AND coconut!) but it's a lovely combination.
  6. Thin Mints (tie). Thin Mints are good, frozen Thin Mints are better. There isn't too much to say about Thin Mints. They're a nice little cookie.
  7. Peanut Butter Patties. What? This from the girl who doesn't like peanut butter? Who placed Peanut Butter Sandwiches at the bottom of the list? I can't explain it! The salty peanut butter makes the chocolate so delicious! I love the combination of chocolate + peanut butter + cookie, even though I don't like peanut butter by itself or alone with a cookie.

srah - Wednesday, 12 March 2008 - 5:17 PM
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Comments (8)

gravatar katelin - March 12, 2008 - 6:03 PM -

I freaking love thin mints, it's sort of ridiculous.

gravatar Kiraa - March 12, 2008 - 7:41 PM -

Can't believe that Samoas didn't even place!

gravatar srah - March 12, 2008 - 8:35 PM -

Samoas = Caramel deLites.

gravatar alfie - March 12, 2008 - 9:59 PM -

I don't LOVE Caramel deLites. I just find myself eating them. I like caramel. I like chocolate. I hate the fact that they have coconut, but they taste so darn good.

My boss bought a bunch of boxes which he had in his office. One of our co-workers kept going into his office and stealing individual cookies. Then he gave up and started stealing whole boxes. He ate the Thin Mints and Caramel deLites because he's not a fan of the Peanut Butter Sandwiches, but then he got bored and hungry and ate those too.

gravatar Cheryl - March 13, 2008 - 8:26 AM -


gravatar Kathy - March 13, 2008 - 10:44 AM -

I'm a coconut hate who loves Samoas. The texture is much better than you'd expect from something made with coconut. (I read someone's description once of coconut having the texture of dead skin. That's pretty apt.)

gravatar Jess - March 13, 2008 - 12:18 PM -

Caramel deLites? Is that Samoas? If so I totally agree with your top three and their order (abstaining from the Thank Yous because I've never tried them). Mmm.

gravatar James D - March 13, 2008 - 12:42 PM -

I love the activity called "Girl Scout Hunting," where you hget an insatiable need for GS cookies, and then drive all over creation to find them. This is an expensive problem to have, because you can spend $20 in gas and then $15 more in cookies. I have found that Lowe's and Home Depot are always good targets.

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