I asked you to weigh in and take a poll letting me know what your favorite variety of Girl Scout Cookie is. Well, the results are in! Read more to see where your favorite ranks among the participants!

I have to say that some of the results surprised me. I thought that Thin Mints would rank a little higher, and although I don't care for them, everyone around me does like the the Caramel Delites, sometimes known as Samoas, so I expected them to rank much higher. Having sampled the S'more cookie, I assumed they would do well, but as the new kid on the block, I had no idea that they would take such a lead in the poll! Here are the results! When a number appears twice, it is because it was a tie.

1. Girl Scout S'Mores - 36%

2. Peanut Butter Patties - 21%

3. Thin Mints - 18%

4. Peanut Butter Sandwich - 9%

5. Lemonades - 6%

5. Thanks-a-Lot - 6%

6. Shortbread - 3%

7. Caramel Delites - 0%

7. Trios Gluten Free - 0%

More than 21,500 Girl Scouts throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin are selling Girl Scout cookies now. The program teaches goal setting, money management, encourages people skills, and business ethics and the money raised is used to take field trips, attend camp, and work toward goals including community projects.

Courtesy of the Girl Scouts of the USA, here is a bit of history. The Girl Scouts began in 1912 and five years later in 1917, the sales of cookies began. In the 1920s, a cookie recipe ran in the American Girl magazine, but it was in the 1930s that commercially baked, and not homemade cookies, began being sold. By the 1950s it was common to see Girl Scouts selling cookies at malls, and in the ’60s, in order to preserve freshness, the boxes came printed in aluminum foil or cellophane. In the ’90s, awards were introduced for sales, and in the 2000s the packaging was changed to brighter boxes.

To find cookies for sale near you, use the Girl Scout cookie finder.

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