North Penn High School Food Critic Rates 2023 Girl Scout Cookies

Food Critic Maggie Robionson holding a cookie
Image via The Knight Crier at North Penn High School.
Maggie Robinson, holding an Adventureful, a Girl Scout cookie, a brownie-caramel combo.

Knight Crier food correspondent Maggie Robinson of North Penn High School in Towamencin is surveyed eight versions of Girl Scout Cookies, highlighting highs and lows of the 2023 product line.

Robinson confessed that she was unable to obtain all the current cookie varieties.

“I got every box but the gluten free and the new raspberry ones,” she explained. “[The fruit-based cookies are] on back-order, and won’t be available until March.”

Her menu of eight were:

  • Trefoils
  • Toast Yay
  • Thin Mints
  • Lemonades
  • Peanut Butter Patties
  • Adventurefuls
  • Caramel deLites
  • Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Toast Yay, a new recipe from the Girl Scout Cookie bakeries, seeks to approximate the flavor of French toast. Robinson liked it, saying, “I’m sad I’ve never had these before.”

Her critiques ranged from the way varieties smelled (Adventurefuls failed her sniff test) to how they were packaged (she disliked the plastic trays holding the Lemonades and Caramel deLites).

Despite its awkward container, however, Lemonades were a top contender palate-wise.

“These are my mom’s favorite,” Robinson related. “Every year, we have to buy at least two of these because they go so fast in my house.

“I really like these ones; the lemon really hits.”

Her top-rated cookie was Thin Mints.

“Ten out ten,” she assessed. “Nothing wrong with them at all. I like them.”

More on food critic Maggie Robinson and her Girl Scout cookie sampling is at The Knight Crier.


Here’s a brief history of the Girl Scout Cookies, a tradition that started in 1917.

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