Girl Scouts is ringing in their 100th year selling cookies with FIVE vegan cookie options!!! Naturally, I had to give them all a thorough taste test (it's a hard job but someone has to do it). You may or may not know that Girl Scout Cookies are actually made by two different bakeries: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. The Thin Mints are vegan from both bakeries, but the four remaining vegan flavors (Thanks-A-Lots, Girl Scout S'mores, Lemonades and Peanut Butter Patties) are ONLY available from ABC Bakers. When in doubt, check the box for the name of the bakery. You can also find out which of your nearest Girl Scout councils partner with ABC Bakers here! I live in NYC and my nearest council is the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ, so I simply emailed them and they sent me a link to order cookies online! All of the vegan varieties are clearly marked on the website, which makes it super easy to order with confidence.
Thin Mints are "crispy chocolate wafers dipped in a mint chocolatey coating"...AKA heaven in cookie form. I highly recommend storing them in the freezer for an amazingly cooling refreshing treat. As I mentioned before, these are the only cookies which are vegan from both ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers, so when in doubt, go for the Thin Mints.
Thanks-A-Lots are "shortbread cookies dipped in rich fudge and topped with an embossed thank you message in one of 5 languages". These are a great option if you like the Shortbread variety (which are not vegan). Plus, everything is better when dipped in chocolate.
GIRL SCOUT S'MORES
Girl Scout S'mores are a modern twist on the campfire classic, with "crispy graham cookie(s) double dipped with a yummy creme icing and a scrumptious chocolatey coating". These are brand new this year and they are SO amazing! Before I was vegan I used to LOVE Tim Tams and these remind me of them exactly! I think these have officially surpassed Thin Mints as my new favorite.
Lemonades are "savory slices of shortbread with a refreshingly tangy lemon flavored icing". I love ALL things lemon and these are no exception! I love these paired with a cup of Earl Grey tea. They are another great option to try if you usually go for the Shortbread variety (and the only option of the bunch without chocolate).
PEANUT BUTTER PATTIES
Peanut Butter Patties are "crispy vanilla cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolatey coating". These are a great alternative to the Peanut Butter Sandwiches (which are not vegan), again with that added boost of chocolate to take them to the next level.