3. Samoas/Caramel deLites
What they are: Caramel- and toasted coconut-covered cookies
"I love coconut. Caramel, coconut, chocolate -- you can't go wrong. The flavor is really well-balanced, nothing is too pronounced. I love the texture of this one. It's chewy, coconutty, and it has the thin layer of chocolate on the bottom which is probably holding it all together but also adds a little bit of crunch. The texture is so different to all the other ones. What I love most about Girl Scout Cookies is that they're all really unique and they all have their own personality. This one is summery, it's exotic. And I love the shape, it's a fun one."
2. Do-si-dos/ Peanut Butter Sandwich
What they are: Sandwich cookies with oatmeal on the outside and peanut butter inside
"When I first bit into it I thought it was a little hard, but once you eat it with the peanut butter it actually goes well together. The peanut butter flavor is very nice; it's really nutty and deep and roasted. It's rich, it stays in your mouth for a long time. And like I said, I love peanut butter, it's nostalgic for me. That's what people call comfort food -- the food that you grew up eating that makes you feel good. I'm a professional pastry chef so I eat pastries differently to most people. I analyze it, I think about it. But in the end I'm like everyone else. The way the food makes me feel is what's important. That's what I remember."
1. Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties
What they are: A cookie base with a layer of peanut butter and a chocolate coating
"This has very playful textures which is rare for a cookie, usually they're one-dimensional. It has the crunchy cookie on the bottom with a thin, tender layer of peanut butter on top, and a chocolate shell on the outside that adds a different flavor. It's fun, there are a lot of different flavors and textures. That contrast is what I look for when I make pastries. The balance is pretty good, if it was me I would add a little bit more peanut butter just because I'm picky. It smells good, like peanut butter. It's crumbly, it's super-easy to eat. This is my favorite, I really like this a lot."