If there's one thing that the Hudson Valley seemingly tends to agree on, it's our love for Girl Scout cookie season. Lucky for us, our countdown is almost complete, and cookies will go on sale in our area this Friday, February 16th.

Girl Scouts Sell Cookies From Street Trucks In New York City
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Last year we followed along with the drama behind the newly introduced (and then retired?) Raspberry Rally cookie flavor that people were scalping for like 6x the normal cost of a box of cookies.

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This year, as we head into cookie season, here's what you should know.

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Different Girl Scout Cookie Names and Tastes?

Maybe you're new to the Hudson Valley but not new to getting your annual fill of your favorite box of Girl Scout cookies. But, you may be looking at this year's lineup and wondering what's going on.

Some people may not know that depending on where you live/where you order your cookies from, names and or bakeries producing the legendary cookies can differ.

According to the source themselves (aka the Scouts):

Each Girl Scout council contracts with one of two licensed bakers, whose recipes and ingredients may differ slightly: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. That’s why some of our cookies look the same but have two different names. Whether the package says Peanut Butter Patties® or Tagalongs®, or Samoas® or Caramel deLites®, the cookies are similarly delicious.

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So Which Cookies Are We Getting in the Hudson Valley?

Here in the Hudson Valley, our scouts will be selling cookies from Little Brownie Bakers, and here's a little preview of the 2024 lineup:


Little Brownie Bakers have been 'baking high-quality cookies exclusively sold by Girl Scouts' for more than 50 years. They are actually part of the Ferrero Group, and are responsible for the cookies below:


The other company, ABC Bakers, has been baking Girl Scout Cookies since 1937, and they are 'one of the original licensed Girl Scout Cookie bakers.' Though there are some similarities, like the classic Thin Mint, Trefoils and the fairly new Adventurefuls, some of the standard cookies have different names. See their lineup below:

ABC Bakers
ABC Bakers

I used to be 100% all-in on Thin Mints, but these days my loyalty lies with Samoas. Now which booze pairs best with our cookies?

Do You Remember These Girl Scout Cookie Flavors?

Can You Remember Your Favorite Girl Scout Cookie growing up?

As much as we enjoy Girl Scout Cookies in 2023, we often miss the ones that we used to love growing up. Have you heard of my personal favorite Girl Scout Cookies that are now retired?

Shortbread cookies are always a win. This Girl Scout Cookie was dipped in chocolate and it also had a friendly message on it. It had the words "Thank You" on it.

Ole Oles
These powdered sugar cookies were delicious. They also had pecans and coconut mixed in and were reduced fat.

Lemon Chalet Creme
This was one of my favorite lemon cookies to ever exist. How could a lemon sandwich cookie ever go wrong? The added cinnamon and ginger made it one of a kind.

I remember that these cookies were named after the founder of The Girl Scouts, Juliette Low. It reminded me of a chocolate turtle with its being covered in caramel, pecans and milk chocolate.

Ra Ra Raisens
This was unlike your ordinary raisin cookie. This Girl Scout Cookie brought in oatmeal and yogurt chips with the raisins.

Savannah Smiles
This Girl Scout Cookie knew how to put a smile on your face. They were lemon wedge cookies with powdered sugar.

Which Girl Scout Cookies Are Your Favorite?

I loved the Girl Scout Cookies that were discontinued but also enjoy the present day one as well.

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