It is that time of year again. Girl Scout cookie season officially launches in Houston on Saturday, February 11. Just in time for Super Bowl LVII and Valentine's Day celebrations, entrepreneurial-spirited Girl Scouts will be knocking on doors and selling delicious treats in front of major retailers all over the city.
From February to April each year, Girl Scout cookies outsell every other cookie on the market, bringing in an impressive $800 million. One hundred percent of the money earned by area troops stays in Houston and is used for council-sponsored programs, events, properties, training, and scholarships.
Typically, 12 to 13 cookies are in the lineup each season, and this year the Raspberry Rally cookie will debut as an online exclusive. The cookie is described as a "sister" to the Thin Mint – a thin crunchy cookie infused with raspberry flavor and coated in chocolate.
This cookie season it is even easier to snag a box of the decadent treats. Cookie fans can just type their zip code into the Find Cookies! search box or text COOKIES to 59618 to receive updates about Girl Scout Cookie availability in Houston.
Every cookie enthusiast has a favorite, but according to Girl Scouts USA, the highest-selling varieties are Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Adventurefulls, and Peanut Butter Sandwich.
Now, for tried-and-true Thin Mints devotees and Peanut Butter Sandwich fanatics, we break down the hard-hitting question of what the top five favorite Girl Scout cookies say about your style personality. (And of course, where to shop in Houston.)
You are: Timeless, elegant, elevated
Your style mantra: Investment pieces never go out of style.
Shop favorites include:Tootsies, Elizabeth Anthony, Saks Fifth Avenue
Thin Mints reign supreme as the best-selling Girl Scout cookie.Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts USA
You are: Edgy, fun-loving, not afraid to stand out
Your style mantra: More is more.
Shop favorites include:J. Landa Jewelry, Zadig & Voltaire, Abejas Boutique
Caramel deLites are also named Samoas in other parts of the country and next to Thin Mints - they are a fan-favorite.Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts USA
Peanut Butter Patties
You are: Feminine, warm, charismatic
Your style mantra: It's what's on the inside that counts.
Shop favorites include:LoveShack Fancy, Frock Shop, Top Drawer Lingerie
Peanut Butter Patties are the best of both worlds - chocolate AND peanut butter.Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts USA
You are: Sporty, independent, well-traveled
Your style mantra: Look good, feel good.
Shop favorites include:Accel Lifestyle, Outdoor Voices, Rebecca Lankford Designs
If Adventurefulls are your favorite - you love the outdoors, sports and have an overnight bag at the ready.Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts USA
Peanut Butter Sandwich
You are: Relaxed, warm, dependable
Your style mantra: Comfort is key.
Shop favorites include:Christy Lynn Collection, Kendra Scott, Hemline
Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies elicit a relaxed and dependable feeling.Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts USA
New 2023 Flavor: Raspberry Rallie
You are: Creative, artsy, eclectic
Your style mantra: There is no such thing as too much color.
Shop favorites include:Leopard Lounge, Veronica Beard, Gucci
Raspberry Rally cookies will make their online only debut this season.Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts USA