She Said, She Said: The Case of the Best Girl Cookies

It is a widely acknowledged phenomenon that most people cannot refuse purchasing a box of Girl Scout Cookies. It is very hard for a person to resist the young girl coming up to them with large, puppy-dog-like eyes and asking, “Would you like to buy some cookies?” in a soft and delicate voice. 


Speaking as an eleventh-year Girl Scout, I can say there is no such thing as an “awful” Girl Scout Cookie. However, there are certainly some favorites. Many of the repeat customers that I have had over the years commonly order the same thing: Thin Mints and Caramel DeLites. These cookies never go out of style and will win numerous debates taking the top spot on many people’s list as being their favorite Girl Scout Cookies.


First of all, Thin Mints are the absolute best cookie and always take the top spot! Not only are they delicious on their own, but Thin Mints freeze extremely well and taste superb on top of ice cream. Thin Mints may seem overrated by some people, but they are definitely not. These delicious cookies offer a refreshing taste to the mouth, making it cool down and cause a person to say, “Mmmmm. That was good!” When comparing Thin Mints to Peanut Butter Sandwiches, another cookie typically ranked lower on the list, there is simply no competition concerning taste.  On a separate, more cerebral level, many people get Peanut Butter Sandwiches confused with the better tasting sister, Peanut Butter Patties. Thin Mints avoid this complication and are the far superior choice.


In addition, Caramel DeLites are arguably the second-best cookie the Girl Scouts offer. Upon the first bite, the delicious coconut takes the taste buds to a whole new place. The bottom chocolate coating along with the chocolate drizzle on top just adds the perfect touch to this irresistible cookie, making those who see the purple box want to buy one. Yes, not all people enjoy the deliciousness of coconut, caramel, and chocolate, but Girl Scouts does a fantastic job of balancing all three flavors - a far better job than my worthy opponent in this edition of “She Said, She Said” would contend. The cookie exhibits a sweet taste and super soft texture, making the mouth water and desire another one as soon as the first cookie has been finished.


In comparison to the Shortbread or Trefoils, Caramel DeLites will always come out as the victor. To start off, Shortbread cookies are just plain. There is not really anything special to the blue box cookies besides the blue box. To make them truly stand out, a person has to add them to other things. Yes, Thin Mints can be enhanced when added to other items as well, but at the point when the cookie necessitates these additions to enhance palatability, people might as well buy a box of Ritz crackers or plain flavored rice cakes. Furthermore, Shortbread cookies are crummy and messy. For those with young children, this cookie may be nice since it is not too sweet, but overall a person is asking for a crumby disaster and paying for the pleasure of busting out the vacuum upon their purchase of these less-than-structurally-integral cookies. Caramel DeLites are far better because they do not create a crumby mess while still avoiding excessive sweetness.


From the statements above of a girl in her eleventh year of Scouts, I am confident that one can see that the best Girl Scout Cookies are the Thin Mints and the Caramel DeLites. These cookies will not be moved from their top spots unless something crazy weird happens, and the world decides it’s Opposite Day and everybody needs to buy Peanut Butter Sandwiches or Shortbread cookies. However, due to my experience and the very nature of these inferior cookies, I simply cannot envision such a scenario. I highly encourage every person reading this article to contact their local Girl Scout and purchase a delicious box of cookies from them, especially if it is Thin Mints or Caramel DeLites that you are craving!


Breslouer, L. (n.d.). Girl Scout Cookies. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. doi:10.4135/9781452206905.n314

I am a returning staffer and extremely excited for this year! Other than Newspaper, I am involved in Cross Country, Marching Band, Swim team,  and National Honor Society. Outside of school,  I am a member of Girl Scouts, Venture Scouts, and participate in my local Youth Group. I also enjoy traveling to go spend time with my family. If  I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to Paris, France.

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