All the Girl Scout cookies are great, but Samoas are truly the greatest of them all. At least according to New Yorkers, who prefer the caramel-coconut-chocolate delight over Thin Mints, which is the most popular cookie nationwide. And really, there’s no comparison. Samoas are awesome. And the Girl Scout cookie pop-ups are ending next week, so best stock up on Samoas while you can.
According to reps for the Girl Scouts, national cookie sales break down as follows:
1. Thin Mints: $175 million
2. Samoas (Caramel deLites): $133 million
3. Tagalongs (Peanut Butter Patties): $91 million
4. Savannahs (Peanut Butter Sandwiches): $71 million
5. Trefoils (Shortbread): $63 million
6. Other varieties: $167 million
And have you ever wondered about the naming of the cookies? Interestingly, Girl Scout Councils choose their licensed baker — either Little Brownie Bakers or ABC Bakers — to produce the cookies. Each of the bakers owns its cookie names, with the exception of Thin Mint, which is in the common domain. So a similar cookie could be either a Trefoil or Shortbread, Caramel deLite or Samoa. Then the local Girl Scout Council determines which one will be on the market when they select their baker. Who knew!