Every year around this time, Girl Scouts (or their parents) can be seen happily (?) delivering their beloved Girl Scout cookies to scores of people throughout the Metroplex. If they aren't delivering cookies, you ™ll find the girls camped out at cookie tables at various grocery stores, drug stores, etc. Essentially, it's cookie pandemonium for a few weeks.
Like many, I ™ve been eating these cookies for years. My former fave was the wildly popular Thin Mint, but recently, my attention has turned to the Do-Si-Do. When my delivery arrived, I handed Madeline's mom a check for $10.50 and happily took my three boxes of peanut butter sandwich cookies to the kitchen.
The look of the box, the feel of the sleeve and the smell of the cookies were exactly the same as they had always been. Ahh, cue the happy food memories. I opened the sleeve and brought the first cookie to my mouth. I took a bite. And then something happened.
They didn't taste right to me. Was the recipe altered? Don't think so. Did I get a box of-gasp-Lemon by accident? Nope. Did I get a bad batch? Unlikely. Did my taste buds change? Quite possibly. In the most simple terms, our taste (along with our other senses) diminish as we age. While these cookies taste good, they don't taste the same to me. I ate a few (had to be sure, you know) and then put them away. Haven't had one since.
I believe I ™ve fallen out of love with Girl Scout cookies. Moral of the story-if you don't love it, don't eat it.
Perhaps it's time to file away the Girl Scout cookie phenomenon permanently.
Here's a complete listing of the best and worst Girl Scout cookies, nutritionally speaking.