Not all Keto Girl Scout cookies are the same. Which ones are you getting?
In many places around the country, it’s Keto Girl Scout Cookies season, time to break up the Samoas and the Tagalongs.
Or is it Caramel deLites and Peanut Butter Patties?
Depending on where you live, your local Girl Scouts may be using different bakeries, which means that the cookies you are buying at your grocery store might be different from the ones your family is getting at home.
There are more than 100 Girl Scout councils in the United States, and many states have multiple councils. Each council determines which bakery it wants to license with: ABC Bakers or Little Brownie Bakers.
“A cookie may be called Trefoils when baked by one baker and Shortbread when baked by the other. The two cookies look and taste similar, but the cookie name and recipe may be different,” says the Girl Scouts on their website.
So which bakers make which Girl Scout cookies?
Little Brownie Bakers are based in Louisville, Kentucky. They do Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Lemon-Ups, and Toffee-tastic.
Lemon-Ups, “a baked crunchy lemon cookie with Girl Scout entrepreneur-inspired messages,” is a new cookie for the 2020 season, Girl Scouts say. They replace the Savannah Smiles and accompany the Lemonades, made by ABC Bakers.
ABC Bakers are based in Richmond, Virginia. They make caramel delights, peanut butter patties, peanut butter sandwiches, shortbread cookies, lemonades, caramel chocolate chips, and thank you so much.
They both make Thin Mints and Girl Scout S’mores, although their recipes are different.
So why the difference? As Cassie Sterwald, director of communications for the Girl Scouts of Manitou in Wisconsin puts it:
“Two years ago, we did a month-long study with a task force where we reviewed almost everything with the different vendors and their success rate,” he said. “They decided to go with Little Brownie Bakers.”
Here’s a look at the comparison of each cookie, side by side:
How much are Girl Scout cookies?
Like the names of the cookies you get, their cost also varies by region.
Each local council sets its own price “based on its needs and knowledge of the local market,” said the Girl Scouts.