Girl Scout S’mores Cookies—Little Brownie Bakers Edition
Girl Scout S’mores cookies make a return this season. The Little Brownie Bakers version is a great cookie but delivers too light-weight of a s’mores flavor.
As lore tells it, the Girl Scouts are the OG of s’mores. In 1925, a recipe for "Some-mores" was mentioned in a newspaper article about a Girl Scout troop leader meeting.
With this rich, respectable heritage, one would think that the Girl Scouts—peddlers of the springtime cookie addiction—would also own the s’mores cookie experience. With the Little Brownie Bakers edition, one would need to think again.
When I bite into these cookies, the first thing I think of is S’mores Oreos. A layer of Oreo-like chocolate and marshmallow filling is sandwiched between 2 graham-flavored cookies.
In comparison to the Oreo counterpart, the cookies are thicker to bite through, and the filling flavor and amount seems about the same.
Overall, the cookies have a light, airy flavor with a hint of cocoa.
Strengths: flavor and fun
The cookies have a stamped "Girl Scout S’mores" print on one side and stamped prints of various scouting activities on the other side. It's a super-fun detail and connects me with what the organization is all about.
Even though it doesn't mimic a s’mores flavor or experience very well, I do enjoy eating this treat. I'm not sure that I'd put it in my top 3 favorite Girl Scout cookie flavors though.
Weaknesses: needs’more s’mores
The downside of these cookies comes in when I consider what's missing from what I'd want in a s’mores-flavored anything:
- I can barely taste any marshmallow
- The cocoa flavor is nice but much too bashful
- Even the graham cookies are light on the flavor-flave
They're the LaCroix of s’mores. The White Claw of s’mores.
Good cookies, but not great s’mores.
Take ownership of s’mores, Girl Scouts!
Girl Scouts owns the history of s’mores. They need to own this flavor of cookie and bring the experience up to par with the other flavors.
I think of the richness of Samoas and Thin Mints and wonder why some of that spirit wasn't included in this flavor.
The other Girl Scout S’mores cookie by ABC Bakers
As it turns out, there is another version of Girl Scout S’mores cookies by a bakery called ABC Bakers.
The version you can buy depends on which baker your local Girl Scouts council uses.
Unfortunately, this one—slated for discontinuation after the 2021 season—isn’t a top-notch s’mores experience either. Check out my review for more details.
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