Girl Scout cookie season is my favorite season of all time, second only to football season. There is just something about the colorful boxes, the sweet aroma of cookies, and the adorable voices of little Girl Scouts just trying to sell the most cookies in their troop. Throughout this time, my family seems to have somewhere between four and eight boxes of cookies permanently holding a place in our fridge, and my mom and I can't seem to go ANYWHERE without buying at least two boxes from these Girl Scouts.
Since I left for college, buying Girl Scout cookies has become increasingly harder. Without the care packages sent from my loving mother (you rock mom, thanks for always sending countless boxes), I probably wouldn't eat nearly as many Thin Mints and Samoas.
This season however, I received an unexpected visit at my apartment complex from the cutest five-year old girl. After praising her for being so smart (seriously, she sold at least 23 boxes in the 30 seconds it took me to go back into my apartment and get my wallet), I willingly bought a box for myself, and patted myself on the back for finally bringing these delicious cookies back into my life.
All this being said, I find myself writing an ode to these one-of-a-kind treats:
Where would I be without my sweet Samoas? Without my coconut flakes and my chocolate drizzle? These cookies are my absolute favorites, and I routinely finish a box in one sitting, because how could you not?
Thin Mints, while small in size, are so full of flavor. While they are tasty on their own, I do not wish to live in a world where I could not freeze them.
Thank you Tagalongs, for making my brother happy, even when I try to steal one or two from his box, hoping he won't notice (even though, he always does).
A special shoutout to Do-Si-Dos and Trefoils, for satisfying my parent's sweet teeth, and always sticking around season after season.
Honorable mentions to All-Abouts and Thank You Berry Munch's, for being the OG cookies, and for being fond memories, even if I can no longer buy boxes of you.
A major thank you to the Girl Scouts for selling these wonderful creations every single year, I genuinely do not know where I would be without my Samoas, and without the sweet smiles from troops around the world.