The Best & Worst Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookie

When it comes to Girl Scout Cookies, what immediately pops into your head? Thin Mints? Samoas? Those are definitely some of the favorites!

Girl Scout cooks have certainly come a long way since their early days nearly 100 years ago. Mom volunteers used to bake cookies in their own ovens to raise money for their girl’s troops and activities. The cookies sold for as little as a quarter per dozen! Can you imagine?

Fast forward to the days where there have been multiple varieties throughout the years sold at around four dollars a box! Some have stayed, many have gone away. Do you remember the Double Dutch or the Scot-Teas? Those are just a few that couldn’t compete with the Thin Mint!

After eating many Girl Scout cookies in my day, here’s a look at some of the best and worst.

Best of the Best

  1. Thin Mint– It should come as no surprise that the Thin Mint is the top selling cookie. It counts for 25 percent of all cookie sales! Chocolate, mint, and crunch…you really can’t go wrong!

    Girl Scout Cookie
    Thin Mint Courtesy: Girl Scouts of America
  2. Samoa-These is on the sweet side with all the gooey caramel and toasted coconut. That’s what makes them so yummy. The fun part of these is that you can put them on your finger like a ring and eat them around!
  3. Tagalong– Peanut butter & chocolate…yummy! These cookies have peanut butter on the inside and chocolate on the outside. They are also the third top-selling cookie.

While you may say that there are no bad Girl Scout Cookies, there are some that taste better than others.

Not So Yummy

  1. Rah Rah Raisins– If you’re not a raisin and oatmeal fan then cross this one off your list. There are also Greek-yogurt chunks inside. These are on the new side of the cookie list. I have a feeling they’re not going to be around long.

    Girl Scout Cookie
    Rah Rah Raisin
    Courtesy: Girl Scouts of America
  2. Savannah Smiles– There’s nothing that leaves me smiling about this cookie. With a strong lemon taste with powdered sugar, I can’t really say I find these ones taste. If you’re a lemon fan, then maybe this one could be for you.
  3. Do-si-dos– Peanut butter lovers would beg to differ with me on this one, but I find this cookie a bit on the dry side. In case you’re not familiar, it’s a crunchy oatmeal cookie with peanut butter on the inside. If you want your peanut butter fix, I would lean towards the Tagalong.

Girl Scout cookies are definitely my second favorite kind of cookie right after baking them from scratch. The great thing about buying them is knowing that the money goes towards activities for girls around the country. That’s a sweet treat we can all enjoy. 


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