The Most Popular Girl Scout Cookie In Every State


At last, everyone’s favorite season has arrived! No, not spring—Girl Scout cookie season!!! If you’re like us, you’re stocking up on all your favorites (you can even order them online if you don’t have any cookie-selling Girl Scouts in your life).

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People are passionate about their favorite Girl Scout cookies, aren’t they? People who love Thin Mints don’t understand why others prefer Tagalongs, and vice versa. Have you ever wondered what the most popular Girl Scout cookie is in each state?

Well, thanks to Influenster, the product discovery and reviews platform, we now have that information. Influenster conducted a survey in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scout cookie sales. How were the results determined? Influenster surveyed 5,054 people across the U.S. from January 13-23, 2017.

Any guesses about which cookie took the No. 1 spot before we reveal the results?


Okay…ready?! If you guessed Thin Mints, you were right. Caramel deLites/Samoas came in second place, with Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs taking third. Influenster even came up with this handy—and delicious-looking—graphic that shows the most popular Girl Scout cookie by state.


Here’s the complete list by state:

Alaska: Thin Mints

Alabama: Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs

Arkansas: Thin Mints

Arizona: Thin Mints

California: Thin Mints

Colorado: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Connecticut: Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs

District of Columbia: Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs

Delaware: Thin Mints

Florida: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Georgia: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Hawaii: Thin Mints

Iowa: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Idaho: Thin Mints

Illinois: Thin Mints

Indiana: Thin Mints

Kansas: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Kentucky: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Louisiana: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Massachusetts: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Maryland: Thin Mints

Maine: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Michigan: Thin Mints

Minnesota: Thin Mints

Missouri: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Mississippi: Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs

Montana: Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs

North Carolina: Caramel deLites/Samoas

North Dakota: Caramel deLites/Samoas

New England: Thin Mints

New Hampshire: Thin Mints

New Jersey: Caramel deLites/Samoas

New Mexico: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Nevada: Thin Mints

New York: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Ohio: Thin Mints

Oklahoma: Thin Mints

Oregon: Thin Mints

Pennsylvania: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Rhode Island: Thin Mints

South Carolina: Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs

South Dakota: Thin Mints

Tennessee: Thin Mints

Texas: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Utah: Thin Mints

Virginia: Thin Mints

Vermont: Do-si-dos/Peanut Butter Sandwich

Washington: Caramel deLites/Samoas

Wisconsin: Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs

West Virginia: Thin Mints

Wyoming: Do-si-dos/Peanut Butter Sandwich

As you can see, Vermont and Wyoming are Girl Scout cookie outliers, ranking Do-si-Dos as their favorite cookie. Those are the only two states to deviate from the top-three trifecta of Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas.

So, there you have it—all of the data you could ever want on Girl Scout cookies! Now, who else feels like binging on a box of Thin Mints (or Tagalongs or Samoas)??

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About the Author
Natalia Lusinski
In addition to Simplemost, Natalia is an ongoing writer for Bustle (sex, dating, relationships, and money), HelloGiggles (pop culture and news), The Delite (feel-good stories), and Don’t Waste Your Money (yep, money issues!). You can also find her writing in the L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune's RedEye, xoJane, Elite Daily, Scary Mommy, Elephant Journal, and Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, among other publications. She has a Ph.D. in couch-surfing, having spent four years sleeping on over 200 L.A.-area love seats and sectionals, all in an effort to whittle down her student loan debt. She still loves couch-surfing in other cities, too (hint, hint).

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