It’s Girl Scout Cookie season, also known at that time of year when your purchase from months ago finally comes in and now you can’t stop housing baked goods in your bathrobe on your bed.
Or, wait, is that just me?
Anyway, if you’ve supported a scout near you recently, chances are you’ve got big feelings about which cookies are the best. I know I do.
Food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson of The Los Angeles Times does, too.
Peterson has officially ranked the delectable treats from best to worst and everything in between, and I’ve got to say: OMG, I TOTALLY AGREE.
First, a little tidbit you may or may not know. The Girl Scouts actually employ two different bakeries to concoct their tasty treats: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. This means while you’re going hard on those S’mores at midnight, your friend a few towns over might be murdering an entirely different tasting goodie by the same name.
WHAT. *mind blown*
There’s apparently no rhyme or reason to the bakeries’ distribution, so you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.
With that said, Peterson’s rankings operate under the assumption that all cookies (except S’mores) are created equal, so take that with a grain of salt (or sucrose, whatever).
The rankings are divided up into two main categories: 1) taste at room temp and 2) taste right out of the freezer.
Without further adieu, here are the results, which you can read about in detail here:
1) Samoas (frozen ranking: 2)
2) Tagalongs (frozen ranking: 7)
3) Do-si-dos (frozen ranking: 9)
4) Thin Mints (frozen ranking: 1)
5) Toffee-tastic (frozen ranking: 4)
6) S’mores, Sandwich Version (frozen ranking: 10)
7) Lemon-ups (frozen ranking: 8)
8) Trefoils (frozen ranking: 12)
9) S’mores, Chocolate-Covered Version (frozen ranking: 5)
10) Lemonades (frozen ranking: 3)
11) Toast-Yays (frozen ranking: 6)
12) Caramel Chocolate Chip (frozen ranking: 11)
Truth be told, I stopped reading after Tagalongs because those and Samoas are the only Girl Scout Cookies that mean anything. (Don’t @ me about Thin Mints, heard?) But I suppose if you’re a fan of lesser culinary taste, the rest of the list might interest you 😉
Oh, and as for the frozen rankings? Whose Girl Scout Cookies last long enough to be frozen?