Let's settle this, once and for all.

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Unlike most little girls, I was never a girl scout. Okay, technically I was a brownie for one year, but my uniform never came in, which was half the reason I even signed up to begin with. On top of that, I didn't like the idea of being pressured to go house to house selling cookies after a long day of 2nd grade. I had other things to do, like watch the Disney Afternoon lineup, and hunt down that elusive Carmen San Diego. Obviously I had no time to hustle thin mints, and no neighbors to unload them on, since I lived in the country. Therefore, like many other after school activities, I quit brownies at the ripe old age of 7.

However, as much as I didn't like the idea of selling girl scout cookies, I adored eating them. Everyone has their favorites. I'm a traditionalist, so obviously I started out as a strictly thin mint girl. However, as I got to college and begin to experiment (with flavors), I realized that there was a whole world of gs cookies I'd been neglecting. Namely, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thanks-a-Lots, and Tagalongs. I also realized that people are very passionate about their favorite flavor of cookies. For example people will fight over:

  • The name of their favorite cookie: In my opinion, they are called Caramel Delites, NOT Somoas. (Seriously, what is a somoa?) I'm less opinionated about the tagalong/peanut butter patty and Do-si-do/peanut butter sandwich debate. **sidenote: After research, I discovered that the name on your box depends on which of the 2 bakers it comes from!**
  • How to eat your cookie: How do you take your thin mints? at room temperature, or frozen? (That's right, other people know the freezer trick too. So stop telling me 'your trick' for making them better. We all already know.)
  • Which cookie is the best? There are many schools of thought when it comes to the best GS cookie. It's pretty obvious that Thin Mints and Caramel Delights are the OGs, but every so often you'll hear someone make the case for a dark horse like Do-si-dos or Trefoils. Which begs the question:

 

 

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