I cannot resist a box of Caramel DeLites (formerly known as Samoas). Everyone has their favorite. Was that a marketing campaign the Girl Scouts used once? Over the years, my preference for Girl Scout Cookies has evolved. Of course, I will always enjoy the standard Thin Mints. At some point, I used to partake in the Peanut Butter Patties (formerly known as Tagalongs). I also have vague memories of enjoying a Kookaburra or two.
It’s interesting that the cookies and names are not nationwide. Out here in California we have Thanks-a-Lot, a chocolate dipped shortbread cookie. Elsewhere they have Dulce de Leche. I prefer a cookie with chocolate over a cookie without chocolate, unless it has raisins in it. Raisins just ruin a good cookie.
However, one non-chocolate cookie I do enjoy is the Lemonade. I didn’t see them available when I stopped at the table set up outside the Lowes in Folsom yesterday. It’s funny because when I was a Brownie oh so many decades ago, we didn’t set up tables at grocery stores and shopping centers. Our cookie time was in the fall not in the late winter. I’m not sure if it was because I lived back East or if things were just different back in the early 1980s. We also went door to door because the creepies weren’t as prevalent as they are today. Granted they were just starting to emerge in the evening news, so we only knocked on doors of known neighbors and only when a parent or guardian was present. It seems to me though that the table in a high traffic area is a pretty good business model. I wonder how much each troop pulls down at those spots and are some better than others? Who decides where to go and do they have to get permission from the store to set up shop?