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.
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.