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Why some Girl Scout cookies have multiple names

Posted at 10:09 AM, Feb 16, 2016

There are only a few things more tempting than your favorite box of Girl Scout cookies. There’s nothing quite like a box of Samoas.

Wait? Aren’t they called Carmel deLites? Actually, it all depends on where you live.

Girl Scout cookies are produced by two bakers. That is why some of the similar cookies have two different names.

ABC Bakers
According to their website, ABC Bakers “is the oldest and most experienced licensed Girl Scout Cookie baker,” and became the official Girl Scout bakers in 1937.

The cookies they bake:

Little Brownie Bakers
Little Brownie Bakers has been licensed by the Girl Scout for more than 35 years.

The cookies they bake:

Although cookies taste similar, there may be some differences. According to the nutrition facts for both cookies, Samoas contain 10 more calories per serving size compared to Carmel deLites.

Similar cookies, different nutrient facts. (Photos and information from abcsmartcookies.com and littlebrowniebakers.com.)


No matter where to cookies come from, most can agree that they are all still delicious.