Facts You Might Not Have Known About Girl Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year when it seems like it’s impossible to go to the grocery or any other local business without being hounded by young girls asking you to buy a box of Girl Scout cookies. My own freezer is currently stocked with enough Thin Mints and Samoas to last until Summer. I realized, however, that I don’t know that much about those boxes of cookies aside from the fact that they’re delicious. Here are a few fun facts about Girl Scout cookies that you might not have known before.


1. Only two companies make all of the cookies. ABC Smart Cookies and Little Brownie Bakers

2. Three of the cookies are non-negotiable. All proposed Cookies must be approved by the national Girl Scout organization, and can change each year, but three are actually non-negotiable: Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos/Peanut Butter Sandwiches, and Trefoils/Shortbreads.

3. One quarter of all Girl Scout cookie sales are Thin Mints.


4. The cookies can differ in name depending on where you live. Tagalongs can also be Peanut Butter Patties; Do-si-dos are Peanut Butter Sandwiches; and Trefoils are Shortbreads.

5. A box of 44 cookies cost just 23 cents in 1933.

6. Each season, Girl Scouts sell almost 200 million packages of Girl Scout Cookies.

7. Thin Mints, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and Peanut Butter Patties Girl Scout Cookies are vegan.


View more fun facts about Girl Scout cookies here, and check out some recipes to try out using Girl Scout cookies on both of the bakery websites.

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