6 Girl Scout cookies you thought
you were getting but aren't

By Rong-Gong Lin II, Jon Schleuss and Rosanna Xia


Update Feb. 5, 2016: The video and map have been updated with the current bakeries for councils. Some ZIP codes also have changed.

When you bite into a Thin Mint, you probably aren't wondering where it comes from. (The Girl Scouts, of course.) But wait, there are two bakers. And they make two very different Thin Mints: One is crunchier, more minty. The other is richer with a smooth chocolate coating.

Where you buy determines which ones you get. Orange County gets the crunchier Thin Mints, while Los Angeles gets the smoother ones; Dallas gets Samoas, but Fort Worth gets Caramel deLites. Most of Florida eats Tagalongs, but Orlando gets Peanut Butter Patties.

Which cookies are you eating? Your local Girl Scouts decide.

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*Cost per cookie was determined based on $5 a box, which is the cost set by the Girl Scouts in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The number of actual cookies per box could vary and was determined by the number of servings listed on each box.

The Girl Scout council for each ZIP Code is based on the council finder search tool on www.girlscouts.org. Bakers for each local council were determined by what was listed on each council's website.

Photos by Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times
Sources: Times reporting, Girl Scouts of the United States of America, ABC Bakers, Little Brownie Bakers

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