“Cookie Season.” It’s what we all wait for. Deny it all you want (I really think you should just skip ahead and admit it), but Girl Scout cookies make you (and everyone else) happy. That’s because we’re not just selfishly indulging when we eat these cookies. We’re doing something nostalgic AND helping a great cause. We’re actually being top-notch, patriotic citizens every time we bite into one of these scrumptious little treats. We’re doing society a favor.
So when the Girl Scouts announced that they were adding 3 new flavors to the already-amazing variety, we celebrated. They were giving us 3 more ways to be upstanding citizens…even those of us who are gluten-free. So, now it was time to make new cookie memories while comparing the nostalgic goodness. These are our thoughts.
“Yum! Tastes like carrot cake without the frosting.” -Tyler
“Not bad, but fewer raisins than expected.” -Will
“Very tasty! Normally I’m upset when a cookie doesn’t have chocolate, but this one knows what it’s doing.” -Jessica
“Tastes like a ‘normal’ cookie. Solid, buuuut still not my favorite.” -Stephanie
“Good appetizer.” -Bob
“Dry and gritty, but good peanut flavor.” -Will
“A wonderfully rich and complex nose of truffles, plums, tobacco and minerals…with a touch of classic pencil-lead and leather.” -Alejandro
“I stopped eating this cookie and starting chewing on my keyboard to get the taste out of my mouth. Not the best.” -Dylan
“Good flavor but want bigger toffee chunks.” -Kevin
“Surprisingly good since the appearance threw me off. Reminds me of my childhood when I took two Ritz crackers and smeared peanut butter to make a sandwich of my own.” -Jasmin
“These were good, but if you left a box near me, they’d still be pretty safe.” -Bryan
“Tastes like a peanut butter Oreo.” -Kevin
“I’m ashamed to admit I never tried these. I’m not a big coconut fan…but the Girl Scouts knew how to use it. I like the different textures throughout.” -Jessica
“Very sweet with great texture. Even the fake coconut doesn’t bring it down.” -George
“My favorite. Hands down. I can eat these all day. Enough said.” -Calvin
“Good ‘ole sugar cookie. Delicious for what it is. Nothing special, but you can’t knock it.” -Bryan
“If the Girl Scouts existed in Colonial Williamsburg, they would only sell these.” -Dylan
“YUM. Where’s the milk?” -Stephanie
“Very sweet, but tasty. Looks like a typical chocolate cookie and BAM! Peanut butter.” -Calvin
“What a cookie. Moist, soft, super sweet. Textures on textures, chocolate on some sort of wafer. I’d eat these for breakfast if available.” -Dylan
“MY FAVORITE. Messy and delicious.” -Tyler
“PART ONE OF THE TRIFECTA. Enough said.” -Stephanie
“Always my favorite. I can eat a whole box in one sitting.” -Kevin
“Now we’re talking!” -Bob
Did you know…?
Currently, two commercial bakers are licensed by Girl Scouts of the USA to produce Girl Scout Cookies: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. Each baker uses different names for its cookies. So a cookie may be called Samoas when baked by one baker and Caramel deLites when baked by the other. The two cookies look and taste similar, but the name of the cookie and recipe are dependent on the baker. The exception is Thin Mints, which is the name both bakers use to describe their chocolate-mint cookie.