Your Favorite Girl Scout Cookie May Be Missing in Boise This Year
It’s that time of year when your adorable little “merchant” approaches you and asks if you’d like to buy Boy Scout cookies. If you’ve already looked at your scout’s order form or website, you may be panicking. Why isn’t your favorite cookie listed?!
We don’t mock you. We’ll be right with you. We’ve been die-hard tagalong fans since we first got our hands on Girl Scout Cookies as kids. The tag-alongs are missing. The do-si-dos are missing. The Samoas are missing!
Where did you go?! What’s up?! Did we have our favorite cookie for the last time?!
A Tale of Two Girl Scout Cookie Bakeries
We’re going to let you in on a dirty little secret about Girl Scout Cookies that we hope will put your mind at ease. There is a chance that your favorite cookie has a different name. There are currently only two bakeries in the United States that supply cookies to Girl Scout councils: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. The names of the cookies, the way the cookies look, and even the lineup of the cookies vary a bit between the two bakeries.
According to CNET, There are licensing issues that prevent the two bakeries from using the same names or recipes for some of the cookies. Unless you’ve stumbled across a similar article, this is a secret you probably didn’t know about. We’ve seen the article before and had a sneaking suspicion about what might be happening in Boise this year, so we reached out to Kim Ross, the cookie/product manager for our local Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council.
Girl Scout Cookie changes in Boise
Kim confirmed that the local council is making the move from Little Brownie Bakers to ABC Bakers. She informed us that her current contract had expired and they had an opportunity to conduct a thorough comparison between the two bakeries. In the end, the executives at Girl Scouts of Silver Sage were very, very impressed with ABC Baker’s superior presentation.
From their enthusiasm for working with the Idaho-based council to their excellent customer service to their great tasting cookies, it just felt right. They also loved that the partnership would allow them to take better care of their scouts and in the end that really matters!
What’s my favorite Girl Scout cookie now?
Kim sent us a great spreadsheet to explain the difference between cookie names so you know what to order or buy from one of the cookie stands once they start February 24th! Some of the cookies will look a little different too, so we’ll use Kim’s information and adorable parent/child cookie reviews to guide you through them!
Everything you need to know about Boise’s new Girl Scout Cookies
The Silver Sage Girl Scouts are changing their cookie supplier in 2023, which means you MAY NOT be able to find your favorite cookie. Don’t worry! It probably just has a different name!
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