Girl Scout Cookie Copycats You Can Find At The Grocery Store
- When you need a Thin Mints fix, try Keebler Grasshoppers. …
- Clover Valley Coconut and Fudge Cookies. …
- Pepperidge Farms Lemon. …
- Benton’s Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies. …
- Benton’s Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies. …
- Trader Joe’s Coffee Toffee Shortbread Cookies.
In this regard, what cookie is similar to Tagalongs?
While Keebler does make a Tagalong copycat — that’d be Keebler JIF Peanut Butter Cookies — those treats are significantly harder to find than Grasshoppers or Coconut Dreams. Luckily, Walgreens is also on the GS game, and pumps out its own Peanut Butter Patties through its Nice! brand.
Regarding this, what cookies are most like Samoas?
Samoas — along with Trefoils, Thin Mints, and Do-Si-Dos — were introduced back in 1974 for Girl Scouts by Little Brownie Bakers, one of two U.S. bakeries with whom local councils have the option to work. The other bakery, ABC Bakers, produces a similar (but decidedly not the same) cookie called Caramel deLites.
Are there knock off Girl Scout cookies?
Science has shown that both Aldi and Walmart offer superb knockoffs of our favorite Girl Scout cookies. Next time you get a hankering in June for a frozen Thin Mint, or crave the comfort of a fudge covered, peanut butter filled treat in November, you only have to go to Aldi or Walmart.
It turns out that Thin Mints are made in the same factory as Keebler Grasshopper cookies. Tagalongs are made in the same factory as Keebler Peanut Butter-Filled cookies and Samoas are made in the same factory as Keebler Coconut Dreams.
This is their other peanut butter flavored cookie and it closely resembles a Nutter Butter. A smear of peanut butter is sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies, and while these contain a little more peanut butter than tagalongs, they are slightly more bland and dry.
Samoas are the more flavorful of the two, using a dark chocolate coating and a heavy caramel layer along with more toasted coconut. While Samoas put most of the emphasis on the toppings, Caramel deLites use them as a complement for the cookie. They include a milkier chocolate than Samoas and a light vanilla flavor.
What are taglongs? Tagalongs (AKA peanut butter patties) are like a peanut butter cup in cookie form: they’ve got a crisp, shortbread cookie bottom that’s topped with a sweet peanut butter filling and coated in chocolate.
In 2009 the number of Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, and Tagalongs in each box was reduced and Lemon Chalet Cremes became smaller because of the increasing costs of ingredients and transportation.
Why do some cookies look the same but have different names? Each Girl Scout council contracts with one of two licensed bakers, whose recipes and ingredients may differ slightly: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. That’s why some of our cookies look the same but have two different names.
While no one but the Scouts can sell official Girl Scout Cookies, Aldi has been known to stock some pretty similar dupes. One such item is the grocery chain’s Benton’s-brand mint striped fudge cookies, which has some shoppers raving on social media about how closely they resemble the name-brand version.