Food of the Seventies, Girl Scout Cookies

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There are 3 kinds of Girl Scout cookies that are no longer made that I remember from the '70's. I miss Chocolate and Vannila creams and there were these cookies that were shaped like a flower and were chocolate and a fudge center. I also miss the way Thin Mints were made. Vannila cookie base with a chocolate glaze. Also they changed Scot Teas. Used to have sugar spinkled on the top. Were much better back then.
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70's Girl Scout - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I was a Girl Scout in the 70's and the fudge cookies were my absolute favorites! I miss the way the cookies used to be! The only ones I buy now are the Peanut Butter Tagalongs.
fluff! - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
i dont like thin mints
Paige - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
When I was a Brownie the the mid 70's you had to sell the cookies alone. No help from mom and dad. Well one of my friends hit my street after we said she wouldn't and I didn't sell too many boxes. And by the way her mom took her order form to work and sold for her. Well now they are all over Reno and I feel guilty if I don't buy at least a box or two. I asked the girl for a box of Savannah's and she just stared at me. I had to explain that the peanut butter used to be called Savannah's. And then I made another mistake and asked for Scot T's. Boy am I old.
Lindy - May 21, 2011 - Report this comment
My favorite GS cookies from the 70s were the sandwich cookies (chocolate &vanilla creme), the sugar cookies and of course thin mints!
Lisa - June 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I don't like most the different kinds they have now.. my very favorites were the chocolate and vanilla creme..they were fantastic!
moe - February 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I too,was a girlscout of the early 70's and boy what a differece it has been. We went door to door to sell them.The best cookies were from the 70's. Scot teas, savvanahs and thun mints were the best.The cookies now don't even compare to what we had in the 70's. Too bad the bakers have changed the recepies.
Lindy - March 03, 2012 - Report this comment
@moe: I agree. Today parents just take the flyer to work and sell for the kids.
Veronica - December 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh, I was a Girl Scout in the 70s & 80s as well and plenty of parents took the cookie order forms to work and bowling leagues and wherever for their daughters back then too. In my council, the chocolate and vanilla cream cookies were called Van'Chos. And the samoas have always been my favorite :)
laurie - November 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the tea girlscouts used to sell? What type was it.
Mary - December 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Thank you! I have been talking about this for years and everyone acts like I'm crazy. No one seems to remember the delicious vanilla & chocolate creme sandwich cookies which I am highly offended they stopped selling, AND the Thing Mints have never been as good since they switched to a chocolate cookie (although it's way better for my waistline since I don't like them as much). Glad someone else remembers these cookies!
Sue Ann Scherer - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I would love to see them bring back the chocolate and vanilla creme cookies.
Rae - February 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I missed the Scot Teas for years but have found a comparable cookie from Pepperidge Farms, Chessmen.
Beverly - March 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I just bought Savannah Smiles because I did an order over the phone but thought they were the Peanut Butter cookie because I remembered them being called that. I got lemon wedge cookies which my grandson and myself totally dislike. Very confusing.
Debi - March 10, 2015 - Report this comment
i was a Girl Scout in the mid to late seventies. We didn't have order form. You just told your leader how many and what kind you wanted. I remember the boxes being a lot bigger. I know with time the price will go up. But every year it seems like the amount of cookies in each box gets smaller
Lyndsay - December 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Wal Mart has their version of thin mints, caramel delites and peanut butter patties.
Tammy - October 12, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember selling GS cookies when I was a kid, and I still love them, the chocolate and vanilla creme are my favorite! Does anyone remember how much they sold for back then? I think they are $4 a box now.
Jill - December 23, 2016 - Report this comment
I sold cookies in the 70's and my daughter is selling cookies now. I miss the Scot Teas, so much different than shortbread/trefoils. I've done some research; the cookies then and now are all just about the same weight, very, very close. The price however... I think they were about 90 cents or so back then. Girls are still expected to do the work. Even if mom or dad brings the flyer into work, the girl is supposed to be involved either by going in with where possible or writing a note on the order sheet when not. My daughter works very hard and last year she sold 2845 boxes and she sold every one of those (and more, she was helping out a couple other girls too). No selling at workplaces. It's such a great experience, she's learned so much, not just about cookies but about money and learning how to read people, interpersonal skills, what works to sell, how to take "no". It's all good, well, except when it's 20 below...
Rob Lambert - July 22, 2018 - Report this comment
The concept of selling Girl Scout cookies began in 1917, though on a smaller, regional basis. By the late 1930s, the GSA council recruited Interbake (ABC, Richmond, VA) to crank out the cookies, enabling GSA to distribute coast to coast. World War 2 put a big dent in production, with flour, butter and sugar rationing. The GSA used alternatives like selling calendars and souvenirs (made of non-essential material) to supplement its programs. ABC Baking still cranks out those delicious cookies today.

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