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Caroline Ingalls / Spoon
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These are the Most Underrated Girl Scout Cookies

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Purdue chapter.

It’s that time of the year again. Little salesgirls stand on the side of the road screaming, “cookies for sale” and people come flocking. This happened to me the other day on my way to my Advertising class. There were a few girls, as always, in uniform, standing on the side of the road selling the infamous Girl Scout cookies. I pulled out a $5 bill, handed it to them, grabbed my order, and went on my way. Which cookie do you think I got? Samoas… thin mints? Wrong. I got Tagalongs. Some of you may be saying, “What?” “How could you?!” Well, I hate to break it to you, but I am personally not a fan of Somas or Thin Mints. There are so many better options out there than those two. Here is my list of the most underrated Girl Scout cookies.

1. Lemon-Ups

These have been gaining popularity recently. I wish I could gatekeep these because they are my favorite… and when I went the other day to get my cookies, I cried a little not seeing them there. If you like a little bit of zest to your cookie, if you like the taste of lemons… then I highly recommend picking this cookie up next time you buy them.

2. Tagalongs

Coming in as my second favorite is the Tagalong. To me, these taste like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and a chocolate chip cookie had a baby. It’s a peanut butter cookie covered in chocolate… what more could you want?! If your favorite candies contain both chocolate and peanut butter, then this is the cookie for you.

3. Trefoils

Finally, the most basic cookie (and honestly very underrated) – the shortbread Trefoil. It reminds me of those old cookies you used to get back in your Happy Meals in the early 2000s. The nostalgic taste is what makes this one of my favorites. If you like a basic cookie that isn’t too filling then pick up the Trefoils next time.

Ava Smith

Purdue '23

Hello! My name is Ava Smith. I am a junior studying Advertising and Film Studies. I am from a suburb of Chicago called St. Charles and enjoy all the wonderful parks it has to offer. My hobbies consist of writing, filmmaking, and spontaneous adventures with friends. Currently, I am the Multimedia Manager for Boiler Communication and Social Media Moguel at the Hub on State Street. This is my second year being involved in Her Campus and I am so excited about all the new memories and opportunities I will make this year and for years to come!