The Truth About Thin Mints

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I believe it’s universally acknowledged that Thin Mints are America’s favorite Girl Scout Cookie. If not, they should be. They’re definitely my favorite.

Late one afternoon last week the door bell rang. Since it was a “work-from-home-day” and I am rarely “answer-the-door presentable” when I work from home, my husband fought the dogs for who got to answer the door.

He won. This time.


From the next room I hear him politely say, “No, thank you. We’re okay.”

He turns to me as he’s walking away and simply says Girl Scout Cookies.

With a look of horror and a feeling of dread, I dramatically wailed, “Are you kidding me? You said NO to Girl Scout Cookies? How can you  say no to Girl Scout Cookies?” You don’t say no to Girl Scout Cookies!”

Notice, I did not say, “You don’t say no to Girl Scouts.” This is probably also true but that wasn’t my focus in the moment.


After deliberating for only a few seconds (but because my sweet husband loves me so much) he ran outside and hailed the sweet little girl scout and her Mom to come back.

From then, I was on my own. He had embarrassed himself enough.

But I was happy. I got my once a year fix of Thin Mints. 3 boxes.


I’m generally not a sweets person. Except when it comes to Thin Mints. If I’m hungry for a snack and have a choice between sweet and savory…I choose savory.  Pretzels over cookies. Macaroni over ice cream. My Mom’s homemade biscuits vs a professionally made, mouth watering, chocolate cake…I choose the biscuits. I’ve been told this is not natural.

There’s something about Thin Mints. You can fool yourself (and I frequently have) into thinking you will freeze a box or two so you won’t eat them too fast. Doesn’t work. Thin Mints are just as good and just as edible frozen as they are thawed. We’ve tested this.

I can pass on all the other GS cookies. I only like Thin Mints. And I suppose it’s now a family trait. On the night in question, my son was hollering at me from upstairs (I guess he heard me wailing at his Dad) to buy 6 boxes. I refuse to buy 6 boxes of Thin Mints!

At one time.

If another, sweet little girl scout, happens to come to my door (or be standing in front of Wal-Mart) selling cookies I might buy 3 more. But not 6 boxes at one time. A girl has to set her limits.

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Anyone else have a penchant for these little guys? Whether you admit it or not, I know I’m not alone. Just be sure to drop a hint to your family that it’s Girl Scout Cookie time of year so the sweet little scout won’t be turned away at the door.

I think I need a snack.


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14 Responses to The Truth About Thin Mints

  1. Stacey says:

    Oh yes! I used to try to say I’d just eat a few….then it was a stack…now I’m just honest. I’m gonna eat the whole box and probably not share! They just get better with each bite.

    I’ve had to train my husband also that you never say no to Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts.

  2. Katherine says:

    I TOTALLY AGREE! Best Cookie EVER! I am actually leading my daughter’s girl scout troop and I am the cookie mom, so my house is full of cookies! Oh the temptation!!

  3. Lisa says:

    It is soooo hard to resist those little sweeties in their adorable uniforms! LOL! I know. Thin mints rock!

  4. Stacy says:

    Libby told me about this. Her version (courtesy of Gar on FB) was that you had Scotty running down the street to stop them. :)

    And yes, the blogosphere must know that even as a teenager you bought your own stash of Thin Mints and hid them in your closet.

    PS – Once again I am dumbfounded as to how we can be sisters. You would choose a biscuit (albeit an extremely delicious one) over CHOCOLATE CAKE? Pretzels instead of a cookie? Maybe this explains how you are the smaller one. :)

  5. We share the same weakness! I could woof down a whole box without blinking an eye! Oh, and, get this, I like several other varieties as well! And I wonder why my middle is getting bigger and bigger!

  6. Karrie says:

    Keep’em in the freezer…. they’re even yummier when they’re eaten “frozen”! :-)

  7. Sheila says:

    I LOVE THIN MINTS. I ordered mine the other day from one of the little girls at church. I can’t wait!!!!

  8. Pat says:

    Funny! No wonder you’re so skinny ~ you always choose the savory. I love the savory too but ice cream, chocolate cake, etc??? The latter is always my favorite. :) I love the lemon cookies and the shortbread ~ those are my favorites. I will be fine as long as none of the girls stop by.


  9. Sherry says:

    Hi Sonja, Oh yes, these are my favorite cookies and the only ones I buy. My six year old grandson doesn’t like sweets at all! You couldn’t force him to eat a bite of chocolate but he loves chips, pretzels and anything savory. Sometimes I wonder if he was switched at birth because my entire family will eat anything chocolate.
    xx, Sherry

  10. maureen says:

    All time favorite…cold from the fridge is how I like them!

  11. Oh the “Thin Mints”…they are a classic…right along with Oreos!!…

  12. Stephanie says:

    Oh, yes – they are delish!! And I refer them from the fridge!

  13. Kristi says:

    Thin mints ROCK!!! They are my #1 favorite Girl Scout cookie! I love them straight from the freezer too, when I’m hiding them from the 4 other people who live in my house! ;)

  14. Kathy says:

    I’m proud to say that I was in Girl Scouts and loved it. Our leader was a wonderful woman. I was very happy the year that I sold the most cookies in my troop. Now I make chocolates for a living and make a candy that tastes just like a thin mint.