Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Meet the New Thin Mint?

Thin Mints are probably my favorite Girl Scout cookie (followed closely by the Caramel Delights).

Thin Mints: The most enduring and universally familiar Girl Scout cookie. These round, mint-flavored cookies covered with dark chocolate perennially sell the most boxes of any cookie. Thin Mints have never changed their name. Little Brownie Bakers and ABC Bakers both make Thin Mints.

I discovered something today that could tide me over between cookie the York Peppermint Wafer Bar:

Indulge in the sensational combination of YORK peppermint creme, layered between two light crispy chocolate wafers and covered with real HERSHEY'S chocolate. Each box contains 7 individually wrapped 100-calorie servings which are perfectly sized snacks for enjoying any where, any time. Conveniently packed to toss in your purse or desk drawer and enjoy as a delicious light treat.

It's not exactly a Thin Mint, but pretty close. The 100 calorie business is deceiving a little bit - 4 Thin Mints are 150 cal/7 g fat while the York packages are 100 cal/6 g fat. So, not much better for you than Thin Mints. But it'll do as a stop gap when it is not Girl Scout Cookie Time!


That Girl said...

I only allow myself that indulgence when it is "in season". I don't want it to lose it's special-ness!

Whitney said...

Okay, I can't wait to try these things! I also love Thin Mints (esp from the freezer!) Thanks for sharing!

the Whitelaws said...

Have you tried the Kebler Grasshoppers? They are an almost perfect Thin Mint match. I have some in the freezer right now.

Allyson said...

My solution to the seasonal Thin Mint problem? Stalk everyone I know who might know a girlscout. Buy, like, 10 boxes from said girl scout and freeze them...they're so much better cold!

Or, if all else fails, Snack Wells has a DANG GOOD Devil's Food cookie. Totally not mint, but they look similar and are equally as good.

SG said...

The Grasshoppers from Keebler are so close to Girl Scout Thin Mints that this year we had a taste test in our family. Four out of five of us could not tell a difference. Ella Kate probably could not either, but was not exactly able to tell us which cookie she thought was the GS cookie. If you freeze them, you can not tell a difference at all. Are Carmel Delights the same as Samoas?