My girl became a Brownie this year, and she has embarked on this journey with gusto and aplomb. She is trudging through the Brownie Quest handbook at breakneck speed, offering family safety tips and helpful hints for everyday life. She has already been on a weekend encampment, and she’s got patches starting to climb up the back of her
sash vest. Yes, her vest. We campaigned hard for the old school sash, but we were outnumbered by the rest of the troop. She loves the meetings and the cabins and the songs and the whole Brownie thang. This weekend, we are going to The Cookie Kick-Off, and very soon after we will join the ranks of girls worldwide with their glossy trifolded order form promising delicacies for every taste at a cost of $4 a box. This year, for the first time ever, the girls are going to have the cookies available to hand over right at the time of your order, it is the age of instant gratification. This means that about a week from now, I’m going to have 80 boxes of cookies in my possession. I doubt that any good will come from that, but in honor of this age old rite of passage, I ask:
What’s your favorite girl scout cookie? Wait, that's too hard. Let's do top three. Feel free to include your least favorites as well, and your general thoughts on scouts, door-to-door sales, baked goods, whatevah.
Need a refresher? Come and meet the cookies
3. Tag-a-Longs (hurl)
So. Girl Scout Cookies. How we toiled, in the old days, going house to house, begging the peeps to order boxes from us. There were always a few sure things in the neighborhood, who always said yes, but weren't there at least four Girl Scouts at the same time in our 'hood? Mary Beth, Tami, Ann, me? Or maybe we didn't overlap. Anyway, I remember that one woman on Bettswood Road, right where the road curved, always said yes. Bless her heart.
I just asked Bill and he says he likes the ones that are like Gauchos*. He's referring, apparently, to the Do-Si-Do. Those are pretty good, too, I guess. Actually, you know what? I don't really like cookies. I much prefer salty snacks for dessert. Or another glass of wine.
But in the interest of cooperation and international peace, here are my picks:
1. Tagalongs (yum)
2. Do-Si-Do (which is really fun to say)
3. Samoas (hey, at least they have some life)
1. Trefoils (I hate shortbread)
2. Thanks-A-Lot (ditto)
3. Lemonades (double ditto)
*Oh wait! Look! Bill was right!:
Do-Si-Dos® or Peanut Butter Sandwich: A sandwich cookie. The round, bumpy perforated oatmeal cookie top and bottom surrounds a peanut butter-flavored layer inside. Do-Si-Dos® (formerly Gauchos) are baked by Little Brownie Bakers.
Well, I feel as though I should be leaving my list o' favorites in the comments section, as I am so late to this cookie game. But anything to avoid the word verification...
3. Thank You Berry Much? (I've not yet tried them, but they sound pretty good)
1. Lemon Chalet Cremes (awful cookie, awful name)
2. Lemonades (not much for lemon cookies, I guess)
3. Daisy Go Rounds (who the hell wants to eat a reduced-fat cookie?!)
Like Ellie, I just don't see what's so great about thin mints. I don't dislike them, but I don't really like them either, or rather, I wouldn't buy them. Really, the only Girl Scout cookies that tempts me are the Samoas.
Yep, Jacquie, you heard right. Mmmmm. And apparently I'm not alone. In fact, I'm in the majority. They are the leader in the cookie survey on the Girl Scouts website. They've got 34% of the vote, to Thin Mints 26%. Tagalongs are third at 16%.
I actually had a classmate of Anneke's hit me up about cookie sales yesterday, which another mom told me later on in the day was against the rules! Official sales have not begun yet? I don't know, but I found her to be too pushy anyway, so didn't buy any.
Please have Clara put me down for a box of................... ...................wait for it................Samoas. It will be one less box of barf you have to look at J.