By: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar
By: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar

If you have gone grocery shopping in the past few weeks than you know from the young ladies selling boxes outside that it is Girl Scout cookie season (your tightening belt is also fully aware). But did you know The Girl Scout cookies that you buy in The Coachella Valley are different than the ones sold just a couple of hours away in Los Angeles.

Girl Scout cookies are made by two different bakers who not only produce cookies with totally different names, but also produce different versions of Thin Mints.

Coachella Valley Thin Mints are mintier and crunchier, while Los Angeles has smoother, richer cookies with a chocolate coating. San Diego gets Samoas, but Palm Springs gets Caramel deLites. While Indio noshes on Peanut Butter Patties, San Francisco is eating Tagalongs with more peanut butter in each cookie!

The L.A. Times does a great job breaking down the differences between cookies made by the two different bakeries here.


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