By: Malcolm Mayhew
2017 marks the Girl Scouts’ 100th year selling its iconic – and dare we say addicting – cookies. All proceeds from cookie sales stay in the region where the box was purchased. So if you bought a pack of Caramel deLites in front of Kroger, the money you spent goes toward camps, administration and other programs for the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains.
The 2017 cookie season ended Feb. 26, and while we won’t know the final sales statistics until around June, according to the Girl Scouts, the top three best-selling cookies in Fort Worth tend to stay the same.
So which Girl Scout cookies does Cowtown love the most?
#1 Thin Mints
No surprise here. The top-selling Girl Scout cookie in Fort Worth, as with the rest of the country, is the Thin Mint. Pure peppermint oil and 100 percent cocoa go into the classic chocolate confection, and the organization’s other cookies have long been hard-pressed to knock the Thin Mint off its No. 1 spot.
#2 Caramel deLites
Covered in caramel, toasted coconut and chocolate drizzle, the Caramel deLite is Fort Worth’s second-favorite cookie. But wait, isn’t it called a Samoa? As it turns out, that’s what our friends in the east (that is, Dallas) call them. The Girl Scouts contract with two different bakers: Little Brownie Bakers makes the cookies for Dallas, while ABC Bakers makes the cookies for Fort Worth. Hence the cookies, though the same, go by different names.
#3 Peanut Butter Patties
Fort Worth’s third favorite, a vanilla cookie topped with peanut butter and dipped in chocolate, is another variety that goes by two different names. In Fort Worth, they’re known as Peanut Butter Patties; but in Dallas, they’re known as Tagalongs. Peanut Butter Patties are also one of the Girl Scouts’ five vegan cookies, the others being Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades, Thin Mints and S’mores.
Lemonades. Shortbread cookies with lemon icing
Peanut Butter Sandwich. Two oatmeal cookies with peanut butter in between
Thanks-a-Lot. Fudge-dipped shortbread cookies embossed with the words “Thank You” in five different languages
Shortbread. Just a straightforward shortbread cookie with the Girl Scouts’ logo
By: Malcolm Mayhew