Today, March 12th is National Girl Scouts Day!
I remember walking around our neighborhood and going to our church to sell my cookies. That was a good experience for me. I taught me how to approach people and tell them information and answer questions. While I can understand the words I've read and heard when I've asked why Girl Scouts aren't doing this anymore, I can't grok it. Girls are not weak and my mother, father, or one of the other Scouts' parents went with us. To be blunt, unless I see you, I'm not buying cookies so I only got cookies this year from friends' kids and in the grocery store one day when I happened to go late enough to see them. In 2017 I didn't get us any cookies
Yes, I did indeed get some cookies this year.
One of the cookies I got us this year is the new-to-me S'mores that came out last year. As you may recall if you read this blog regularly, we cover S'mores every summer particularly in August when National S'mores Day happens. The type I was able to buy was made by Little Brownie Bakers LLC. If the S'mores you have are different check which company made it because there are differences. I wasn't impressed by this cookie and if I buys Girl Scout Cookies next year, I'd only get one or none of these. Why didn't I like them?
Even though the #1 ingredient is graham flour I don't think the cookies taste much like graham crackers. There is cocoa, chocolate, and cocoa processed with alkali but again I didn't get much of a chocolate flavor. The "marshmallow" component also didn't taste much like marshmallow and there was no sticky or gooey texture that is part of the joy of the S'more experience. I wish we had the other type of this cookie from the other company that makes them for GS because they look far more chocolatey but below is a side view of what we had.
The rest of my family was equally unimpressed and suggested in the future we get more boxes of Thin Mints or Tagalongs.
Have you had these cookies or the other company's version of the Girl Scouts S'mores? What did you think?