Here’s the 1 Girl Scout Cookie That People Love the Most in Your State
It seems like every year, there are more delicious Girl Scout cookies to choose among. But we all know that not every Girl Scout cookie is created equal. In fact, everybody has a favorite (or two), and that varies across the United States, just like the names of Girl Scout change depending on which region of the country you call home. Just as people in each state love and hate different foods, they also have a soft spot for different Girl Scout cookies.
Influenster took a pretty entertaining look at the most popular Girl Scout cookies across the United States. In fact, the company put together a great map of the most popular Girl Scout cookie in each state. Read on to find out which Girl Scout cookie people love the most in your state.
1. Thin Mints are the favorite in 24 states
- Favorite Girl Scout cookie in: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia
Influenster reports that Thin Mints scored the highest number of votes and also pulled ahead as the favorite Girl Scout cookie in the most states. That should come as a surprise to basically nobody who’s tried one of these delicious cookies. The combination of chocolate and peppermint appeals to just about everybody.
Additionally, Insider reached out to the Girl Scouts and found that Thin Mints accounted for a full quarter of Girl Scout cookie sales in previous years, officially making them America’s favorite Girl Scout cookie.
Next: Residents of 18 states named this their favorite cookie.
2. Caramel deLites (or Samoas) are the favorite in 18 states
- Favorite Girl Scout cookie in: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington
Influenster reports that the Girl Scout cookie called a Caramel deLite (or a Samoa, depending on where you live) came in a close second in overall votes. Many Girl Scouts will tell you that there’s a longstanding rivalry between Thin Mints and Caramel deLites. And this delicious cookie’s second-place finish just keeps that competition alive!
Plus, Insider learned that this cookie accounted for 19% of Girl Scout cookie sales for previous years. That makes Caramel deLites the second-favorite Girl Scout cookie by sales, too! Just don’t tell all those cookie fans that these irresistible treats are pretty bad for you.
Next: People in six states cited this variety as their favorite cookie.
3. Peanut Butter Patties (or Tagalongs) are the favorite in 6 states and the District of Columbia
- Favorite Girl Scout cookie in: Alabama, Connecticut, D.C., Mississippi, Montana, South Carolina, Wisconsin
According to Influenster, the Girl Scout cookie called a Peanut Butter Patty or a Tagalong came in third place for overall votes, and was named the favorite Girl Scout cookie of six different states, plus the District of Columbia. As the publication notes, “This came as no surprise, considering Americans eat more than one billion pounds of peanut butter every year!”
Insider reports that sales figures put Peanut Butter Patties (or Tagalongs) in third place, too. The Girl Scouts told the publication that this cookie accounted for 13% of Girl Scout cookie sales in previous years.
Next: Residents of just two states chose this treat as their favorite cookie.
4. Do-si-Dos (or Peanut Butter Sandwiches) are the favorite in 2 states
- Favorite Girl Scout cookie in: Vermont and Wyoming
The Girl Scout cookie called a Do-si-Do (or a Peanut Butter Sandwich, depending on where in the United States you live) came in fourth place for overall votes. Just two states call this their favorite Girl Scout cookie. Thin Mints and Caramel deLites have quite the duopoly!
But as Insider reports, Do-si-Dos remain pretty popular. The Girl Scouts told the publication that Do-si-Dos (or Peanut Butter Sandwiches) accounted for 11% of Girl Scout cookie sales. That’s pretty impressive for a cookie that has to compete without any chocolate to help it out!
Next: Many people love and buy this cookie.
5. Shortbreads (or Trefoils) are also a bestselling Girl Scout cookie
The Girl Scouts website published a list of best-selling cookies. And it squares pretty neatly with what Influenster’s surveys found. The bestselling cookies list includes Thin Mints and Caramel deLites (or Samoas). Next on the list come Peanut Butter Patties (or Tagalongs), plus Do-si-dos (or Peanut Butter Sandwiches).
The final entry? Another cookie that didn’t appear anywhere on Influenster’s map. The Shortbread or Trefoil remains a favorite Girl Scout cookie for many people. And Insider reports that this cookie accounts for 9% of Girl Scout cookie sales — a pretty respectable finish!
Next: These cookies aren’t bestsellers, but they still have lots of fans.
6. Lemonades, Savannah Smiles, Thanks-A-Lot, Toffee-tastic, and Trios
If you really love Girl Scout cookies, then you’ve probably tried Lemonades, Savannah Smiles, Thanks-A-Lot, Toffee-tastic, and Trios. They’re all delicious flavors, and relatively recent additions to the Girl Scout cookie lineup. More new cookies is never a bad thing.
But as Insider reports, they aren’t the most popular cookies on the order form. The publication learned that together, these five cookies accounted for 23% of Girl Scout cookie sales. That’s not bad. But it doesn’t come anywhere close to the popularity of Thin Mints.
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7. Don’t forget about Girl Scout S’mores!
Feeling like something’s been left out? You know your Girl Scout cookies! In 2017, Girl Scout S’mores became the most popular new flavor launch in the 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies. There are actually two distinct varieties of Girl Scout S’mores. (You can thank the differences between ABC Bakers and Little Brown Bakers — who also are responsible for the contrasting names for other cookies, too — for those differences!)
One is a graham cookie dipped in icing and coated in chocolate, while the other is a graham sandwich cookie with chocolate and marshmallow fillings. Maybe not the most popular cookie in the lineup, but definitely a sweet addition.
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