Girl Scout cookies are different based on bakery that makes them

There’s a reason why some people get Samoas and others get Caramel deLites.

Girl Scout cookie season is in full swing and it’s got many people thinking about delicious sweets. Searches for Girl Scout cookies have increased over the past few months. Some wondered about the possible differences in the cookies they knew and loved, searching for “different girl scout cookies.”

A tweet with over 127,000 views since early February statement has two different versions of certain cookies are sold in different parts of the country.


Are Girl Scout cookies different depending on where you live?



This is the truth.

Yes, Girl Scout cookies will vary depending on where you live.


The Girl Scouts of America said it licensed two commercial bakeries to make their famous cookies. Those bakeries are ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers.

ABC Bakers produces trefoils, mints, peanut butter cookies, caramel deLites, peanut butter sandwiches, caramel chocolate chips, Yay! toast, lemonade, and Adventurefuls.

Little Brownie Bakers makes Trefoils, Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Adventurefuls, Lemon-Ups, Girl Scout S’mores, Toffee-tastic and Raspberry Rally.

Yes, there are different cookie lists and some of them may not be on your local order form. No, it’s not a typo.

When you purchase from a local Girl Scout, the list of available cookies depends on where you live. Local Girl Scout councils choose which bakeries to partner with, which determines the cookies in their area, a Girl Scout FAQ page says.

There are some cookies that both bakeries make and others that are exclusive to one or the other. The Girl Scouts of America says each bakery makes cookies they share with slight differences in recipe and ingredients, although most cookies remain the same.

Bakeries even use different names for the three types of cookies, even though they are actually the same cookie. Caramel deLites are Samoas crackers, Do-si-dos is another name for Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies and Tagalong is an alternative name for Peanut Butter Sandwich.

Copy in tweets, shows which bakery cookies are available in which area, created by the Los Angeles Times in 2015 and last updated in 2017. The LA Times matches each ZIP code with the local Girl Scout board and checks see which bakery each council uses.

The Girl Scouts of America has a page that you can use to find your local Girl Scout association, which you can then use to find cookies available to you.

Girl Scouts have been baking and selling cookies since 1917. At that time, they were home-baked. In 1936, the Girl Scouts began to license bakers to make cookies for them. ABC Bakers says it was licensed in 1937, making it the oldest remaining Girl Scout cookie shop in the United States.

By 1948, there were 29 Girl Scout cookie makers across the United States. As the Girl Scouts started adding a variety of cookies, they also gave these bakers room to offer a variety of options.

Over the years, the Girl Scouts have streamlined the number of licensed bakers to establish uniformity and standards of quality and price. Eventually, they cut their bakery down to the two that currently exist. While these bakeries are free to choose the types of cakes they can offer, three types of cookies are required: Mint Thin Cake, Clover, and Peanut Butter/Do-si Sandwich -dos.

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Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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