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(USA Today)   We are not a thin nation, but we are a Thin Mint nation (mostly)   (usatoday.com) divider line
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2022-01-14 2:50:09 PM  
Meh. I used to like them a lot, but they're very waxy tasting recently.
 
2022-01-14 2:56:17 PM  
They're even better when you store them in the freezer.
 
2022-01-14 3:12:18 PM  
I got a kick out of reading all those stories that came out when pot was first being legalized in different states and girl scouts would make a killing selling cookies outside the pot stores.
 
2022-01-14 3:44:56 PM  

JZDave: Meh. I used to like them a lot, but they're very waxy tasting recently.


Your local GS council probably switched bakeries; there are two, and the cookies are not identical. The Thin Mints made by Little Brownie Bakers are much better than the ones made by ABC Bakers.
 
2022-01-14 3:48:55 PM  
I suspect its because of the Thin Mints are only ones that share names across both brands.

Only people in ABC 'territory' will search for Caramel deLites.  Only Little Brownie folks will try to find Samoas.


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/People look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them there are two entirely different brands of Girl Scout cookies
 
2022-01-14 4:56:58 PM  

Izunbacol: I suspect its because of the Thin Mints are only ones that share names across both brands.

Only people in ABC 'territory' will search for Caramel deLites.  Only Little Brownie folks will try to find Samoas.


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/People look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them there are two entirely different brands of Girl Scout cookies


Huh.  As I moved around the country I just figured they changed the names of them at some point.

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Yep, that completely explains it.  
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2022-01-14 5:37:30 PM  

JZDave: Meh. I used to like them a lot, but they're very waxy tasting recently.


Yeah, they've cut so many corners on their products that they're perfectly spherical now.

GSCs are the perfect example of a name that once stood for a quality product being exploited until nothing is left but marketing wank.

/c.f. Sears
//c.c.f. Southwest Airlines
 
2022-01-14 6:09:32 PM  

Lish: JZDave: Meh. I used to like them a lot, but they're very waxy tasting recently. 

Your local GS council probably switched bakeries; there are two, and the cookies are not identical. The Thin Mints made by Little Brownie Bakers are much better than the ones made by ABC Bakers.


Bingo! Just got a flyer from a Brownie down the street who is selling cookies online this year. I'll probably buy a box or three just to be neighborly.
 
2022-01-14 6:17:05 PM  
meh, we just buy the year-round knockoff-alikes from ALDI... mmm, tagalogs and samosas
 
2022-01-14 6:41:59 PM  

Izunbacol: I suspect its because of the Thin Mints are only ones that share names across both brands.

Only people in ABC 'territory' will search for Caramel deLites.  Only Little Brownie folks will try to find Samoas.


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/People look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them there are two entirely different brands of Girl Scout cookies


Give me the Little Brownie bakery Thin Mints any day of the week.  Years ago when I first tried the ones from ABC I thought the Girls Scouts had changed the recipe.  Had no idea they used two different bakers.
 
2022-01-14 7:06:51 PM  

BunchaRubes: Izunbacol: I suspect its because of the Thin Mints are only ones that share names across both brands.

Only people in ABC 'territory' will search for Caramel deLites.  Only Little Brownie folks will try to find Samoas.


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/People look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them there are two entirely different brands of Girl Scout cookies

Huh.  As I moved around the country I just figured they changed the names of them at some point.

<googles>

Yep, that completely explains it.  [wideopeneats.com image 850x548]


Several years ago, we ended up in Winnemucca, NV (on purpose).  There were some Girl Scouts selling cookies, so we made some inquiries.  I thought I'd had a stroke!  Thin Mints we're the only cookies that I recognized.  We had unwittingly stumbled onto ABC turf.  We took at least one box of each, strictly for research.
 
2022-01-14 8:20:58 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Izunbacol: I suspect its because of the Thin Mints are only ones that share names across both brands.

Only people in ABC 'territory' will search for Caramel deLites.  Only Little Brownie folks will try to find Samoas.


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/People look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them there are two entirely different brands of Girl Scout cookies

Give me the Little Brownie bakery Thin Mints any day of the week.  Years ago when I first tried the ones from ABC I thought the Girls Scouts had changed the recipe.  Had no idea they used two different bakers.


i am kind of shocked at the differences in the pictures above, I never knew the whole thing was a crapshoot.
 
2022-01-14 10:30:50 PM  

Gough: BunchaRubes: Izunbacol: I suspect its because of the Thin Mints are only ones that share names across both brands.

Only people in ABC 'territory' will search for Caramel deLites.  Only Little Brownie folks will try to find Samoas.


[scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x510]

/People look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them there are two entirely different brands of Girl Scout cookies

Huh.  As I moved around the country I just figured they changed the names of them at some point.

<googles>

Yep, that completely explains it.  [wideopeneats.com image 850x548]

Several years ago, we ended up in Winnemucca, NV (on purpose).  There were some Girl Scouts selling cookies, so we made some inquiries.  I thought I'd had a stroke!  Thin Mints we're the only cookies that I recognized.  We had unwittingly stumbled onto ABC turf.  We took at least one box of each, strictly for research.


I don't care about thin mints, because chocolate and mint are an abomination.

The shortbreads taste basically the same. Caramel deLites are a bit better than Samoas, bother otherwise they're basically interchangeable.

But the lemonades... my god those things are good.
 
2022-01-15 1:39:44 AM  
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2022-01-15 2:08:17 AM  
A most cynical thing, dispatching smiling kids with cookies at the point of being exhausted from your diet resolution.
 
2022-01-15 2:19:32 AM  
Oh sure little kids run around selling and offering cookies to strange adults it is cute. But an adult tries to do the reverse and it becomes a crime..
 
2022-01-15 8:28:08 AM  
Or... lemme just float this idea.. You could make your own thin mints. It's not that difficult. Takes a few hours.
 
2022-01-15 9:20:40 AM  
Well, great, I learn about the differences in bakers and having grown up in the "good" territory I now live in DFW, which seems to be a split territory and I'm gonna ha e to judge store by store.

/jk that sh*t is too overpriced these days, sorry kids
 
2022-01-15 10:12:06 AM  
I prefer Tagalongs.
 
2022-01-15 9:44:33 PM  
enjoy your slave labor cookies
 
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