The ultimate Eagle Times Girl Scout Cookie ranking


Michael Callaghan

Our display of nine Girl Scout cookie flavors available

Today, the Eagle Times staff embarked on their most controversial adventure yet: creating a comprehensive rating of all the beloved Girl Scout Cookie flavors. As Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us, it is essential to know which box to drop your precious six bucks on (we know, it used to be 5, and the cost of inflation burdens even Girl Scouts). We took one for the team and carefully tasted every flavor of cookie, developing an out-of-ten ranking and description for each cookie. Happy tasting!

The Gluten-Free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies were not popular (Michael Callaghan)

First, we tasted the gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies, which received a whopping average ranking of 1.9/10. These were not a hit amongst the Eagle Times reporters. Many noted the taste and texture akin to eating sand, cardboard, or straight flour. Ironic, considering that they’re made without them. One reporter claimed that the only redeeming factor about these cookies was the inclusion of chocolate chips. The Eagle Times would caution you away from these cookies unless you have to eat gluten-free.

The Peanut Butter Sandwich cookie was the second lowest on our list (Michael Callaghan)


Next, we have the Peanut Butter Sandwich, which received a comprehensive ranking of 4.5/10. If you are a fan of Nutter Butters, the Peanut Butter Sandwich is for you. It’s reminiscent of a Nutter Butter cookie, but if the cookie part was slightly blander. Many complained of the dryness, though asserted that the flavor was good.

Toast-yay! Cookies were a favorite for some and a discard for others (Michael Callaghan)

Two cookies tied with a ranking of 6/10, the first being the Toast-yay! These toast-shaped treats are packed with cinnamon flavor, a creamy frosting on the bottom that was disliked by some, and a crunchy graham-cracker-like texture. If you’re a fan of french toast or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, this cookie is for you.

Adventurefuls are a newer cookie, an immediate favorite or least favorite to staff (Michael Callaghan)



The second cookie ranked 6/10 was the relatively new cookie unveiled last season, the Adventurefuls. The Aventureful is a brownie-flavored crispy cookie with a crunchy toffee-esque caramel center and a chocolate glaze. The general consensus was that the flavor was good, perhaps overly sweet to some, but might have received higher rankings as a chewier cookie.

The Trefoil shortbread cookies are a Girl Scout (and grandma’s) staple (Michael Callaghan)




Next up in the ranking is the first of the two tied for a 6.07/10, the Trefoil shortbread cookie. Emblazoned with the Girl Scout logo, the Trefoil is undoubtedly a classic, from its shape to its flavor. Some were disappointed by the plain flavor, but others appreciated the simplicity. The Trefoil, while a little dry, has good flavor and truly encompasses vanilla shortbread.

Peanut Butter Patties are a consistent favorite of peanut butter and chocolate lovers alike (Michael Callaghan)




The second 6.07/10 could be a controversial one, as it’s the fan-favorite Peanut Butter Patty. We had some claiming this cookie as their number one, and others who didn’t take more than a bite. This cookie is another classic and often loved by those who appreciate the classic chocolate-peanut butter combo. One of the only critiques was the intense crunch of the cookie inside.

The Lemonades are shaped like lemon slices, but taste much sweeter! (Michael Callaghan)



Moving up to a ranking of 6.2/10, we have the Lemonades. If you’re a fan of Starbucks’s Iced Lemon Loaf, you’ll appreciate this cookie. A lemon shortbread with tangy icing on the bottom shaped like a lemon slice, this flaky, crispy cookie is a fan-favorite of lemon lovers and ranked low by those with a distaste for icing.

Thin Mints. A true Girl Scout Classic, long-awaited by cookie-lovers all year (Michael Callaghan)



Our second highest-ranked cookie, at 7.5/10, is the true epitome of Girl Scout Cookies, perhaps the most famous contender in this lineup. The Thin Mint. Thin Mints are deliciously crunchy, chocolatey, minty cookies. They have a crunchy, crumbly chocolate center and a cool minty coating. Some mint-haters claim that these cookies taste like toothpaste, but the majority spoke out against that assertion.

Carmel deLites. The epitome of a perfect Girl Scout cookie. (Michael Callaghan)

The top-ranked contender, without surprise to all, is the Carmel deLite (also known as Samoa). The Carmel deLite came in with an average ranking of 8.1/10, the highest that this critical class determined. A wonderfully chewy combination of cookie, caramel, coconut, and chocolate can only be turned down by coconut lovers, who can’t even deny the deliciousness of the cookie if the coconut were to be absent.

There you have it, folks. A comprehensive guide to all Girl Scout Cookie flavors, brought to you by the Eagle Times.