10 Discontinued Girl Scout Cookies You Can’t Order Today
These discontinued Girl Scout cookies are a sweet—and somber—blast from the past for all the cookie fans out there!
The 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season kicked off in January, and you know what that means—Samoas, Tagalongs and Thin Mints delivered straight to your door!
Joining the classics this year is a sweet standout endearingly named after the Girl Scouts’ adventurous taste. Adventurefuls feature a brownie-cookie base, caramel creme and sea salt. What you won’t find, though, are these cookies from the past.
These discontinued Girl Scout Cookies are no longer available, but you may remember them from your own Girl Scout days.
Lemon Chalet Cremes
If lemon bars are your staple dessert, Lemon Chalet Cremes were probably your Girl Scout cookie go-to back in the late 2000s. I remember selling these as a Girl Scout and making my parents sign off on a few boxes every year. A lemon creme filling was sandwiched between two ginger-and-cinnamon-spiced cookies—kind of like the lemon-flavored Oreos you can find at the grocery store.
If you didn’t sell or eat these in the late 1990s, Le Chips were essentially chocolate chip cookies with some added French inspiration in the form of hazelnut flavor. Though they sound like treats worth tasting, Le Chips sadly didn’t last long on the cookie market. According to Eat This, Not That, the cookies were only sold for a year between 1996 and 1997.
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The loss of one cookie means the introduction of another. When Le Chips were pulled from the market, Aloha Chips replaced them in the early 2000s before they ran their course. Think of these treats as a tropical take on your classic white-chocolate macadamia nut cookie. Even though they’re unavailable, you can taste the tropics in winter with these mango and coconut recipes!
Another tropical contender that was discontinued was Mango Cremes—which didn’t feature any actual mango! Instead, the treats—a mango-flavored creme filling layered between two vanilla-coconut cookies—were made with NutriFusion, a nutrient-packed powder from real fruits and veggies. As you can imagine, the reviews were mixed on this healthful take; while some shunned the mango-flavored cookies, others thoroughly enjoyed them, writes TODAY.com.
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While they aren’t technically the sweet Girl Scout treats we’re used to, we still appreciated the savory twist of Golden Yangles. These cheddar-flavored crackers were sold alongside the cookies in the 1980s, but they get points for variety.
Though the name implies a cookie similar to our beloved cinnamon rolls, Cinna-Spins were another Girl Scout venture into the healthy snack niche. According to MentalFloss, these crispy, crunchy cookies were sold in 100-calorie packs in the late 2000s. They followed the trend for nutritious snacking, but weren’t popular when lined up against the more indulgent flavors.
A crispy rice wafer was at the center of these retro cookies, followed by a layer of caramel and a coat of milk chocolate. Kookaburras were sold in the 1980s before they were discontinued, and while we’re not sure why (they sound delicious), we’ll settle our cravings with decadent, homemade Rice Krispies. They might’ve even become America’s favorite Girl Scout Cookie.
Ole Oles are another treat I remember from my early Girl Scout days. These vanilla cookies included pecan bits, shreds of coconut and a dusting of powdered sugar. Yet another take on lower-calorie sweets, Ole Oles didn’t last long and were only sold by Girl Scouts from 2001 to 2003, says Eat This, Not That.
This one was for the nature-lovers out there, but only for a year. Trail Mix cookies were sold from 1990-1991, according to Little Brownie Bakers, a manufacturer of Girl Scout Cookies. These cookies featured oatmeal, sunflower and sesame seeds, chocolate chips, raisins, and bits of almonds and apples. The recommended way to snack on these treats was to pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to meld the flavors together.
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Sold from 2004-2005, Double Dutch cookies were a chocolate lover’s dream. The cookie itself was made with dark chocolate for a brownie-like taste. The chocolate base was filled with semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips—enough to satisfy any sweet tooth. I definitely miss seeing these discontinued Girl Scout Cookies in the current lineup, but you can get a similar fix with these double chocolate chip cookies.