A cookie monster’s dream

It's the most wonderful time of the year: Girl Scout Cookie season. But all cookies aren't created equal.


Hailey Newinski

In many homes across the county, the hot commodity is piling high.

It’s that time of year again. Grumbling tummies are being heard across the country as the annual Girl Scout cookie season has officially begun. Once a colorful box is being purchased, the wide grin forms on a little girl at an immerse grocery store. Soon, the crunch of the cookie puts a smile on customers’ faces as the flavor fills the hungry taste buds. Many are enjoying the scrumptious taste of the different types of cookies, ranging from mint to lemonade.

The number of girl scout cookie customers is increasing as the organization adds more variety to their flavors, including Thanks-a-lot, Lemonade, and S’mores. Despite these additions, the more traditional options remain top-sellers: Thin Mints, Carmel de Lites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, and Peanut Butter Sandwiches. The large range of flavors allows any customer to satisfy their sweet tooth. For instance, the cookie monster, Aizlynn Thim shares her story when purchasing the delicious treat. “I love the Peanut Butter Patties and Carmel de Lites. My money always seems to disappear during girl scout cookie season every year, yet I always look forward to it. I have already bought at least seven boxes and there will surely be more in the future.” As a life hack, cookie lovers might stock up on cookies, freeze them, and save them for the time ahead. Some just can’t get enough of the treats.

My money always seems to disappear during girl scout cookie season every year, yet I always look forward to it. ”

— Aizlynn Thim

Most people imagine little girls in green or brown uniforms coming up door to door asking if they would like to purchase cookies. However, there is a large range of girls around Cannon Falls that are writing down customers’ names as they sell as many boxes as they can. The funds collected by the girls goes towards awards, earning badges, and adventures to learn how to become a better citizen. Junior, Brianna Johnston, who is involved in the Cannon Falls Girl Scouts troop explains fun little trips that are included in the club, “My troop also bonds through activities like bowling, escape rooms, or chatting over lunch.” Johnston also shares how these enjoyable opportunities inspire her troop to sell loads of boxes.

The availability of girl scout cookies is limited and the selling season comes to a close in late March, which will leave customers eager for the next season. According to Johnston, the most popular flavors, Thin Mints, and Carmel de Lites are sold regularly to pay only five dollars for a box filled with smiles. So, make sure to find a girl scout club member and stock up on the best tasting cookies before the season ends.  During these difficult times, enterprising young scouts may find a way to deliver these treats