• Thu, Jan 5 2012

What Your Favorite Girl Scout Cookie Says About You


The Girl Scouts have taught us so much over the years. How to build a fire, how to rock a sash and how to eerily recite a motto in a room full of other little girls.

C’mon. That is slightly creepy, right? Those little voices? Those earnest tones? It’s like a whole roomful of the twins from The Shining. “Play with us. Forever and ever.”

Sorry. Got lost there for a second. Back to what really ROCKS about the girl scouts, aside from their pro-girl stance, is their COOKIES.

The Girl Scouts are introducing a new cookie to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Called Savannah Smiles and named after the Girl Scout founder’s hometown, the company had this to say about the newest edition:

“Celebrate the anniversary of the Girl Scouts with these bite-sized, lemon-wedge cookies dusted in powdered sugar and bursting with lemon flavor. Enjoy these delightful treats, remember where Girl Scouts began …and smile.”

These “Savannah Smiles” have a lot to live up to. Everybody has long already had their favorite Girl Scout cookie. What kind of woman are these new cookies hoping to attract?

To answer that question, we must first delve into the the psycology of the other classic (sorry, no “thank u berry much” here folks) cookies we have come to know and love. What does your favorite Girl Scout Cookie say about you? And who will be swayed by this new cookie’s lemony siren?
Answers Below!

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  • Brooke

    Somoas are oh.so.good.

    Only I’ve always known them as caramel delights. I can eat the whole box.

  • Eileen

    Yeah, I remember them as Caramel Delights (possibly Caramel De-Lites at one point?) too!

    But I didn’t know there was anyone who wasn’t a Thin Mint enthusiast. I mean, it’s not as if I won’t eat the other cookies eventually, but Thin Mints have been my favorite since before I was even old enough to sell Girl Scout cookies (so, you know: 5).

  • MR

    Yeah they’re really great cookies. Meghan, you did a great job of lining up the cookies with personalities – plus that was a nice subtle trashing of the paramilitary aspects of the Scouting movement. It’s worse on the guy’s side – at summer camp we always stuck out like a sore thumb – we were that hippie troop from Brooklyn Heights. Hey we were just into it for the hiking, the canoeing and the camping. :)

  • Sandrine Hahn
    • Sandrine Hahn

      Oops – posted too soon! The announcement of this new cookie let me to post this Girl Scout Cookies or Chemicals?: http://nourishingourchildren.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/girl-scout-cookies-or-chemicals/

    • MR

      I was timing an hour and half drive from the capital to catch the last ferry from New York to Vermont south of Burlington, when you first posted this – and there was no way I was going to miss that ferry. You definately did your research. I like your chemistry references. But I’m still going to buy some when my friends come around to sell them to help their daughters’ sales.

  • Chickalupe

    It’s true, I am rather a bit of a whore. Samoas = <3 <3 <3 !!!

  • Rose

    The Savannah Smiles aren’t new. I sold them ten years ago under a different name when I was in Girl Scouts.

    Whatever. I’m keeping my Thin Mints and going back to coaching my friend through his Eagle Project.