The continuing adventures of Beau Yarbrough

Girl Scout cookie time

Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 7:02
Section: Miscellany

They’re back, and they’re delicious. Oh, yes, I love the Thin Mints as much as every right-thinking American does, but I want to praise two less-heralded cookies:

  • Samoas – These incredibly evil cookies are coconut, caramel and dark chocolate. (The alternate bakery that the Girl Scouts use produces Caramel De-Lite, which uses milk chocolate, making them inferior but still damned tasty.) They’re the second-most popular Girl Scout cookie. If you’ve never had them, pick them up when the local scouts have run out of Thin Mints.
  • Lemon Chalet Cremes/Lemonade – A couple weeks ago, I was introduced to the new Lemon Creme Hershey’s Kisses, which brought back a powerful sense memory of sandwich cookies with strongly flavored lemon cream in the middle. The generics Jenn got at Albertson’s in response to my craving failed to satisfy. (That’s putting it mildly; I eventually chucked the entire package of cardboard-flavored cookies in the garbage can.) The Girl Scouts, though, have a cookie that delivers on this score. Insanely good with milk. Lemonades are the inferior cookie (same company as bakes Carmel De-Lites — coincidence?), which is just a big shortbread cookie with a frosted underside. The frosting is OK, but doesn’t have the same kick as the Lemon Chalet Cremes.

It’s a good thing these things only show up once a year.


  1. Samoas are good, but Do-si-dos are where it’s at. I don’t know why Thin Mints are #1, everybody knows that Peanut Butter > Mint.

    Comment by Widge — March 5, 2008 @ 7:23

  2. I buy way too many Peanut Butter Patties every year.

    Comment by Jeff Hamilton — March 5, 2008 @ 9:46

  3. Are they better than Nutter Butters?

    Comment by Beau — March 5, 2008 @ 11:02

  4. Don’t touch my Do-si-dos. You ate all the lemon cookies in one sitting.

    Comment by Jenn — March 5, 2008 @ 12:29

  5. They’re too different to compare, honestly. The Patties are covered in chocolate.

    Comment by Jeff Hamilton — March 5, 2008 @ 13:34

  6. Samoas, Thin Mints, Dosidos. Evil, evil crack in cookie form.

    And frakkin’ delicious!


    Comment by John — March 7, 2008 @ 21:19

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