Like any red, white ’n’ blue-blooded American, you’ve likely bit into your fair share of Thin Mints or Caramel deLites. But are your taste buds old enough to remember Kookaburras or Golden Yangles? Van’chos? Juliettes?
Girl Scout cookies are a big business. Each year about 1 million Girl Scouts sell 200 million boxes, generating $800 million. From year to year, many of the cookies change: The only mandatory flavors are Thin Mints, Shortbread and Peanut Butter Sandwiches.
That means we’ve seen a lot of cookies rise and fall over the years. Some debut with fanfare only to get the ax shortly after.
Some flavors have been s’more successful than others. Last year the Girl Scouts premiered the S’more cookies, which became the most popular flavor to launch in the organization’s history.
But of course it’s just as much fun to talk about failure. With that in mind, here is a tribute to eight Girl Scout cookie flavors fallen but not forgotten: