With Girl Scout Cookies visiting campus this week, students go into over-drive buying cookies and claiming which is their favorite one. The real question is: is there a best one? Food editor Kristin Zheng and co-managing editors Thalia Garcia and Alina Zerpa got together and tried each one… for the sake of science, obviously.
S’mores: The newest cookie addition for the Girl Scouts, it’s a graham sandwich cookie with chocolate and marshmallow filling.
Kristin: I hold s’mores things to a high standard… but it’s a strong vanilla flavor. 7/10
Thalia: In comparison to the other ones, this tastes like one of those free cookies. 4/10
Alina: I just had a chocolate and vanilla cookie, nothing crazy. 4/10
Tagalongs: a layer of peanut butter with a rich, chocolaty coating.
Kristin: *Just closed her eyes and let out a really loud noise meaning she liked it* 8/10
Thalia: Pretty good, tastes like a Reese’s cup. 7/10
Alina: I’m not mind blown yet; this tastes just like Reese’s. 6/10
Thin Mints: round, mint-flavored cookies with a chocolate coating.
K: It’s so good, but I like the other ones too. 8 1/2 /10
T: It’s like a palette cleanser. They’re better than Tagalongs. There’s nothing else like a Thin Mint. 8/10
A: it’s not as overwhelming as I thought it would be, it’s pretty good. 7/10
Do-si-dos: crunchy oatmeal on the outside and peanut butter inside.
K: Tastes like a Ritz Cracker. 7/10
T: I still taste the mint from the other one, so this tastes like nothing. 5/10
A: I don’t get the hype; this tastes like cookies from the grocery store. 3/10
Savannah Smiles: zesty, lemon-flavored cookies dusted with powdered sugar.
K: It’s delicious, this is really good and it’s a nice break from the chocolate. Since they’re small, you probably get more bang for your buck. 8.4/10
T: Aw they’re like babies… but I don’t like it. It’s like a lemon into a cookie. *disclaimer: Thalia doesn’t like Lemon things* 3/10
A: It’s probably my favorite one because it’s strong and different from the other ones. We’ve had Ritz Crackers and restaurant mint chocolates so far, this is new. 8/10
Trefoils: shortbread cookie.
K: Good but it’s not anything special. 6/10
T: It’s good but it’s just a shortbread cookie. 6/10
A: I think this was my favorite one, I’m not even sure why but it’s so sweet and light. 9/10
Samoa: caramel and toasted coconut-covered cookies.
K: I think it’s delicious, I like that it adds texture which the others don’t. It’s chewy and has a nice consistency. It awakens my taste buds. 9/10
T: If I could only eat one cookie, it’d be this one. It’s easily my favorite one. 9/10
A: They’re good but I think I prefer the Trefoils, hand them over. 7/10
K: I think they’re all special in their own way. Props to the Girl Scouts.
T: Needs a glass of milk. Everything tastes better with milk, except for the Lemon one. Don’t eat more than two because then you get a stomachache. The best thing about them is that they’re all different.
A: They’re kind of overrated and I’m going to get judged for this, but I don’t get the hype. Overall good cookies, but nothing I can’t get without Girl Scout Cookies. I was expecting fireworks to happen and they didn’t.