It's Official: America Votes Thin Mints as the Best Girl Scout Cookie
How did your favorite rank?
Girl Scout cookie season is officially here to cure your sweet tooth. But Americans hardly agree on their favorite flavor. In a new poll by YouGov, more than 7,000 U.S. adults weighed in on their preferred iconic treat, and the results might surprise you. While 79% of Americans indicate they have a favorite cookie sold by Girl Scouts of the USA, 10% said they weren't familiar enough, and a shocking 6% said they didn't like any of the cookies.
But the cookie that came out on top? Thin Mints. You can store them in your freezer to savor all year and even make our own version of the crispy peppermint-chocolate cookies, so it's no surprise Thin Mints captured 24% of the vote. If you're a fan of the Toffee-Tastic (a golden cookie with toffee bits) or the Thanks-A-Lot (fudge-coated shortbread), you're in the minority. They tied for last place at only 1% of the vote. Coming in second-to-last place, Lemon-Ups are this year's newcomer to the Girl Scout cookie lineup, so there may be more fans of the crispy fruit-flavor cookies in the future.
If you're among the majority of Girl Scout cookie lovers, you'll be pleased to see classic recipes like Samoas and Peanut Butter Patties also on the list of favorites. Here's how every flavor stacked up.
Top Five Girl Scout Cookies
- Thin Mints
- Caramel deLites/Samoas
- Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs
- Caramel Chocolate Chip
Least Favorite Girl Scout Cookies
- Thanks-A-Lot and Toffee-Tastic
- Lemon-Ups, Lemonades, and S'mores
- Do-si-dos/Peanut Butter Sandwich
If you didn't already order from your local Girl Scout entrepreneurs, you'll likely see booths selling the newly-branded boxes (featuring images of troop girls around the country) popping up in your community now through April. The scouts even made it easier to support our troops by setting up a search function on their website and a free mobile app for iOS and Android users if you need a cookie fix, fast.