2.25.2010

girl scout cookie season

It is girl scout cookie season, and that time is always dangerous. A man at work comes around to our desks and asks if we want to order some from his daughter. [How can you say no when they come up to your desk?] Last year I was bad and bought maybe 5 boxes? What was I thinking? This year I was good and only bought 2. One I like and one T likes. [of course I like the one I got for him, too :)]


Why is it that when I'm running late in the mornings I rationalize having a samoa for breakfast? Oh, because it's girl scout cookie season, and that's what it does to me. This is the only time I ever really eat coconut.

You can also find things like this that are dangerous, especially when ice cream is already your favorite food.

[I guess it's Dreyer's or Edy's depending on where you live]

Am I the only one who feels like these cookies are dangerous and irresistible? Also, I discovered, while going to school in Mississippi, that there are different bakers for the cookies and they name the cookies differently. So in Oxford, the Samoas = Caramel Delights, Tagalongs = Peanut Putter Patties, Do-Si-Dos = Peanut Butter Sandwich, Trefoils = Shortbread. Now, here in Memphis, we have the fun-named ones [the ones I bolded], so when I went to Ole Miss, people called them the other names and I didn't get it. They were missing out on the awesome "real" names. I have had to convert my Mississippi husband to use the correct names.

Anyone else ever experienced/noticed this?


11 comments:

Leslie @ sharpstickintheeye said...

i didnt know there are different names! WHOA!

one of my fave games is to guess which one is someone's fave

Meredith said...

Oh, def! I've noticed! I learned about it junior year when they stopped by the house, and I was in the middle of getting ready. I asked Ginger to get me some Tag-a-longs and came back with nothing!! She said they did not have any!! If only I had known I could have gotten the Peanut Butter Patties that would have tasted just as good but been less fun to eat!

I too researched this a few years ago to figure out the mystery of the weird names!!

I've ordered my boxes too!!

Kathryn said...

They have different names because there are actually two different bakeries for Girl Scout Cookies. Different regional troops use different bakeries. The bakeries have the same recipes and the cookies are supposed to be the same but they do have different names. Also, I've **heard** that the thin mints taste a little different too, probably because of the brand of mint flavoring they use at the two bakeries.

lauren @ gathering moss said...

i just read about the different names on another blog yesterday! being memphis born and raised, i have yet to encounter this in real life. but believe you me, i could eat an entire box of thin mints or samoas in one sitting. YUM.

Dudley said...

peanut butter patties till i die

The Davis Daily said...

I would have to the Samoas = Caramel Delights are my absolutely favorite. I can't ever eat just one, I usually go throught the first row. Dangerous! Good thing I didn't buy any this year, I am sure Kelby will though.

Mary Margaret said...

During our conversation about which name is correct for Tagalongs (I can't bear to use the other name) I not only got Tyler to call them Tagalongs, but he also called a Koozie a Koozie (instead of that awfuly "Huggie" the Mississippians say) 1 point MM

Audrey said...

Lauren, you COULD eat a box of somoas in one sitting? Beat you to it. Twice. Once while sitting on my bed senior year of college watching Barefoot Contessa. I can't find girl scout cookies in Memphis this year. It's probably for the best.

Pam said...

my order of 16 boxes was delivered to my house yesterday! I'll share with you, Audrey, and with my champion MT girls as they practice for state, again!!! Great story, Martha! Pam

ashley said...

They use the fake names in Illinois too where rudy's nieces sell them. I feel like I'm ordering generic poser cookies.

tyler said...

It's Huggie and Peanut Butter Patties, which are better than these "Tag-a-longs". Peanut butter patties actually look like the ones on the side of the box when you bite into them, a nice big coating of peanut butter. These "Tag-a-longs" are exactly like the name, an annoying person trying to "tag-a-long" with the peanut butter pattie, with their nickle sized dollop of peanut butter. Disgraceful. I am headed across the state lines next year to get my stash.