Girl Scout Cookie Showdown: ABC vs. Little Brownie

By Candace Nelson - 3:00 PM

ABC GIRL SCOUT COOKIESPreviously, I have written about Girl Scout Cookies and my love for them. That love has only grown now that I work with the organization. I seek out Girl Scout Cookie flavored foods - like ice cream or coffee - and gobble them up every chance I get.

ABC GIRL SCOUT COOKIESOne of the coolest things about Girl Scout Cookies is that there are actually two separate bakeries that supply the cookies, and they each have their own versions of the classics. Depending on which cookie your area's council chooses, those are the ones sold locally. For example, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond uses Little Brownie Bakery so all the troops within this 61-county region sell Little Brownie cookies.

ABC GIRL SCOUT COOKIESThe other bakery is ABC, and many other councils go with this bakery to sell their cookies. It's just up to preference. But the fun thing is that the cookies are all just slightly different. Have you ever wondered why you've seen Samoas called Caramel Delites - or the other way around? This is why.

The top photo is all the cookies from Little Brownie Bakery. The second photo is all the cookies from ABC Bakery. Locally, I can order Little Brownie, but I also scored a link to an online order card from a Girl Scout selling ABC cookies, so I ordered one of each. So, let's compare, shall we?

Little Brownie has: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Lemon-Ups, Girl Scout S'mores and Toffee-tastic.

ABC has: Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-lot, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Girl Scout S'mores, Thin Mints and Caramel Chocolate Chip.

The Showdown:

Caramel DeLites (ABC) - Vanilla cookies topped with caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and laced with chocolaty stripes vs. Samoa (Little Brownie) - Crisp cookies with caramel, coconut, and dark chocolaty strips


Thin Mints (ABC) - Crispy chocolate wafers dipped in a mint chocolaty coating. vs. Thin Mints (Little Brownie) - Crisp chocolaty cookies made with natural oil of peppermint. 


Peanut Butter Patties (ABC) - Crispy vanilla cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolaty coating vs. Tagalongs (Little Brownie) - Crispy cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolaty coating.

Peanut Butter Sandwich (ABC) - Crisp and crunchy oatmeal cookies with creamy peanut butter filling vs. Do-si-dos (Little Brownie) - Oatmeal sandwich cookies with peanut butter filling.


Shortbread (ABC) - Traditional shortbread cookies vs. Trefoils (Little Brownie) - Delicate tasting shortbread that is delightfully simple and satisfying.

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Lemonades (ABC) - Savory slices of shortbread with a refreshingly tangy lemon-flavored icing vs. Lemon-Ups (Little Brownie) - Crispy lemon cookies baked with inspiring messages to life your spirits.


Girl Scout S'mores (ABC) - Crispy graham cookies double-dipped in yummy creme icing and finished with a scrumptious chocolaty coating vs. Girl Scout S'mores (Little Brownie) - Graham sandwich cookies with chocolate and marshmallowy filling.


Caramel Chocolate Chip (ABC) - Rich caramel, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt in a chewy, gluten-free cookie vs. Toffee-tastic (Little Brownie) - Rich, buttery cookies with sweet, crunchy toffee bits. These are each bakery's gluten-free option - also note that ABC has a pouch bag!


Thanks-a-lot (ABC) - Shortbread cookies dipped in rich fudge and topped with an embossed thank you message in one of 5 languages. ABC has one more cookie than Little Brownie.

ABC GIRL SCOUT COOKIESThis blog is in no way reflective of my employer or the opinions of the organization. Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer

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