One of the best seasons is approaching in the Hudson Valley. It's almost Girl Scout cookie time.

The return of our favorite flavors from the past and new options will soon be available. The thrill of waiting for Girl Scout cookie season to start has always been exciting.

The Girl Scouts Started As Early As 1912

Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts

According to, it all started in Savannah, Georgia with Juliette Gordon Low who was also known as Daisy. The very first troop to exist consisted of 18 girls.

At this time in history, women still didn't have the right to vote in the US and were encouraged to follow the social norms of society. However, these young girls started a movement where they could embrace themselves, opportunities and more.

For over 100+ years, this tradition continues to encourage young girls to,

"unlock her full potential, find lifelong friends, and make the world a better place".


Girl Scout Cookies Have Changed Throughout The Years

Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts

According to,

The very first Girl Scout cookies were called Sandwich, Shortbread and Chocolate Mints. In time, they also added Thin Mints, Do Si Dos and Trefoils.

Over time, Girl Scout cookies were then being sold as four different types of cookies.

"a vanilla-based filled cookie, a chocolate-based filled one, shortbread, and a chocolate mint. Some bakers also offered another optional flavor."

It wasn't until the 1960's that the best sellers were Chocolate Mint (Thin Mints), Shortbread and Peanut Butter.

"Early in the twenty-first century, every Girl Scout Cookie had a mission. New cookie box designs, introduced in fall of 2000, were bold and bright, capturing the spirit of Girl Scouting. Two licensed bakers produced a maximum of eight varieties, including three that were mandatory (Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Sandwich/Do-si-dos, and Shortbread/Trefoils). All cookies were kosher. And much to the excitement of the youngest Girl Scouts, Daisies started selling cookies"

Over the years, Girl Scout Cookies brought their first gluten free cookie to life. In 2021, all Girl Scout Cookies were Kosher and Halal certified. There are vegan Girl Scout Cookie options as well.

Their newest cookie is called Adventurefuls™. This Girl Scout cookie is a brownie-inspired and topped with caramel flavored crème with a hint of sea salt. 

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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.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

Which Girl Scout Cookie is your favorite? Share with us below.

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