It’s girl scout cookies time again and adults are more anxious to get their hands on a box of thin mints than children are. What originally started out as fundraiser to raise money for local girl scout units has turned into a rights of passage for girls involved in selling and a family tradition for customers waiting to get their hands on a box of cookies.
Thin Mints (green box):Thin mints account for 25% of sales generated during cookie season. It’s a thin mint-flavored chocolate wafers dipped in a chocolate coating.
Samoas (purple box): Samoas account for 19% of sales generated during cookie season. It’s made with vanilla cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with chocolate stripes. The name “Samoas” is presumably an allusion to the tropical island of Samoa, derived from the tropical ingredients of coconut and cocoa.
Tagalongs (red box): Tagalongs account for 13% of sales generated during cookie season. Crispy vanilla cookies are layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolate coating.
Do-si-dos (orange box): Do-si-dos account for 11% of sales generated during cookie season. It’s a peanut butter filling sandwiched between crunchy oatmeal cookies.