Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Samoas and Thin Mints are Where It's At

Bag of Cookies!!!
Like we relayed a few weeks ago, during Girl Scout Cookie season, New Yorkers are lucky enough to have a cookie cupboard for cookie-buying should they not know any actual Girl Scouts. I fall in that category, but wasn't able to stop by the cupboard and pick up cookies until last week. Then the heartbreak began...

It all started so wonderful, I bought six (6) boxes of cookies, including one each of the new flavor, Dulce de Leche and Lemon Chalet Creams. The air was filled with excitement at getting home and trying the new ones.

Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche aka big downgrade.

The caramel swirl was too cloying, and the cookie was way too crunchy for me. Incredibly underwhelming as a cookie, especially when the other caramelly treat is the Samoa. These don't hold a candle to the Samoas.

Lemon Chalets
Lemon Chalet Creams aka the "meh"

Inside Lemon Chalet Cream
They're lemony; the cookies are crunchy, but not hard; and the cream filling is creamy enough. There's a lightness, sunshine if you will, and a good non-chocolate cookie. In a blind taste test, not that I did a blind taste test, I would pick these as a 'diet cookie' except there's nothing diet about them (170 calories for 3) placing them firmly in the 'meh' category.

Inside Tagalong
Now for my beef with the Tagalong aka Peanut Butter Patty aka cookie version of a Reese's peanut butter cup

The Tagalong and Samoa have battled for #1 Girl Scout cookie in my book for about 20 years now; #3 is firmly Thin Mints. For me, the best part of the Tagalong was the ample peanut butter filling which I would scrap off with my teeth and eat separately. Upon opening the package this year, I immediately noticed the lack of peanut butter! There should be half cookie, half peanut butter, but not anymore. Tagalong, you've moved to the #3 spot.

For those of you still jonesing, or needing a refill, the cookie cupboard will be going strong until they run out of cookies. The cookies are available on the 6th floor of 43 West 23rd Street on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Hours are as follows:

Tuesdays: 12:30-4:30
Wednesdays: 2:30-6:30
Thursdays: 12:30-4:30

I recommend bringing your own (reusable) bag as they only have thin white plastic ones.

The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York
43 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010-4283
Tel: (212) 645-4000


Anonymous said...

man i need to get my ass down there. they need to stay open past 5 for more than one day!

Yvo Sin said...

I can't eat Samoas... will never know that pleasure... and haven't yet opened my box of Dulce de leches and now am uber sad they are no good.

Siobhan said...

@danny: yes you do

@Yvo: you may like them yet! they just didn't live up to my expectations.