Cookie preparedness

Girl Scout cookie season is upon us: Are your orders in? In case you forgot to preorder, I spoke to Sara Kewin, a Senior Girl Scout, local high-school senior and editor-in-chief of the Girl Scouts’ teen magazine, about her tips on where to find cookies—and the best kinds:“Go to the Girl Scout Web site,, and there should be a list there [of site sales]. There’s a cookies hotline as well, and then a lot of local grocery stores will have site sales. In Rancho Cordova, you can drive up to the Girl Scout Council, and they’ll sell you cookies.

“My favorite is Thin Mints—it used to be Cafe Cookies, which we sold last year, but we switched bakers and the new bakers don’t make them. The switch made a lot of people upset, but we get a much better deal with the new bakers, and better incentives.

“Overall, the most popular cookies are Thin Mints and Samoas—the new baker calls them Caramel deLites. After that, it’s Peanut Butter Patties, which used to be the Tagalongs. The names for some of the cookies are a little different because the previous baker owned the copyrights. But the cookies are still the same, and the Thin Mints and the Caramel deLites are what everyone always wants.”