BTR Talks Girl Scout Cookies

By the Editorial Department

Photo by Molly Freeman.

The arrival of Spring is measured in nicer weather, flower buds sprouting from the earth, and, of course, the sale of Girl Scout cookies. With 12 different varieties ranging from Rah-Rah Raisins to Do-si-dos there’s something for every taste bud.

However, the two frontrunners for favorite cookie always seem to be the Thin Mints (now vegan-friendly) and Samoas/Caramel deLites. Now, BTR Staffers, including a few former Girl Scouts, are weighing in on their favorite cookies–and not everyone falls into either the Thin Mint or Samoa camp.

Molly Freeman, Managing Editor
As a child, Thin Mints were my go-to Girl Scout cookie (and, in fact, the only type I would eat). However, as I got older, my friends turned me on to Samoas–also known as Caramel deLites–and I hopped off the Thin Mints bandwagon to join those who prefer the caramel/coconut treat.

Even though I’m not generally a fan of coconut, Samoas are my one exception to avoiding the fibrous fruit. There’s something about the combination of cookie, caramel, coconut, and chocolate that creates a special kind of magic known as the Samoa Girl Scout cookie.

Tanya Silverman, Co-Editorial Director
Thin Mints all the way. Apart from earning a “Lyme Disease Prevention” patch for finding bloodthirsty ticks on myself and my cat, selling Thin Mints to my family for sake of my own consumption was the best part of being a Brownie Scout (circa ’94). I’m happy the thinnest, mintiest option still stands strong on the cookie menu.

Ashley Rodriguez, Photography Intern
My favorite flavor used to be the now discontinued “Juliets,” which were caramel with nuts covered in chocolate. I was a Girl Scout when these were still around, but they haven’t been for years.

Samoas are incredible, Tagalongs are super creamy, and Do-si-dos are best when dunked in milk. However, since I can’t eat them anymore, I have to go with Thin Mints, which were recently revamped to be the Girl Scouts’ only vegan cookie.

Veronica Chavez, Editorial Intern
Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout cookie by far. Caramel, toasted coconut, chocolate… If I had to choose some of my favorite flavors in general these three would probably be in my top 10. The fact that they are all present in Samoa cookies is just sheer destiny. That, or the universe wants me to gain 10 pounds every time it’s Girl Scout cookie season.

Rachel Simons, Editorial Intern
The only bad thing about Tagalongs is that there are never enough in the box. The perfect combo of chocolate and peanut butter is a classic for a reason and should never be underestimated.

Samantha Spoto, Social Media Intern
If any cookie could make you feel like royalty, it’s definitely the Thin Mint. It’s the kind of cookie you would expect a waiter to bring with the check after an extravagant meal: a complimentary after-dinner Thin Mint to cleanse the pallet. I always feel refreshed after snacking on one–or five–of these sweet gifts from the Girl Scouts.