list of all Girl Scout Cookies and their almost identical counterparts

Girl Scout Cookie season will soon come to an end and you may find yourself looking for the same taste throughout the year. Look no further because I compiled a list of all the Girl Scout Cookies and their substitutes!!!

However keep in mind you’re helping a great cause when you purchase from Girl Scouts – so keep doing that. Use this list only to suppress your appetite when Girl Scouts are not around!

First off are the Thin Mints. These mint flavored cookies covered in dark chocolate are the most popular Girl Scout Cookies according to statistics. Keebler makes the exact same cookie. They call them Grasshopper Fudge Mint Cookies.

Second are Samoas, which are also known as Caramel deLites. These cookies are covered in caramel, covered with toasted coconut, then strips of chocolate and have a whole in the center. Again Keebler makes the same thing under and calls it Coconut Dreams.

Third up are Tagalongs. They are also known as Peanut Butter Patties. These cookies have a layer of peanut butter and the whole thing is covered in chocolate. Closest thing to Tagalongs you can find in your grocery store is probably Keebler’s Peanut Butter Filled cookies.

Do-si-dos is another peanut butter flavored Girl Scout Cookie. Another name for them is Peanut Butter Sandwiches. They’re oatmeal cookies with peanut butter filling. You can get pretty much the identical cookie in your grocery store – if you happen to live in Canada. They’re made by Christie, which is the Canadian version of Nabisco here in U.S.

Trefoils are pretty standard shortbread cookies. They also go under the name Shortbreads. There are many similar shortbread cookies out there but closest one is probably made by Lu – simply called Shortbread.

It was a bit difficult finding something similar to Savannah Smiles. These are lemon wedge cookies dusted in powdered sugar with zesty lemon flavor. The company that makes them is called Niche Foods under the Lemon Coolers name.

Thanks-A-Lot cookies are another shortbread style cookie. These have chocolate coating on the bottom. We have two options to give you the same taste as Thanks-A-Lot’s. Either try Keebler’s Sandies Fudge Dipped Shortbread cookies or Dare’s Normandie Shortbread.

Shout Outs are Belgian style cookies. They are light, crips, and have that caramelized taste. Biscoff is definitely what you want to go with if you want to get Shout Outs when you can’t find any Girl Scout Cookies.

Lemonades are yet another shortbread cookie which have that lemon slice pattern on top and zesty lemon icing on the bottom. We couldn’t find the same cookie for Lemonades but Scottish Walkers makes lemon flavored shortbread cookies which they claim is “zesty” just like Girl Scout Cookies. They are called Pure Butter Shortbread Lemon Thins.

Thank U Berry Munch. Good old cranberry cookies with some white chocolate. You’d think it would be easy to find a brand that made these cookies. It wasn’t! And we’re still looking for suggestions for here but I think we have a very very similar one here. They’re Mrs Fields Cranberry White Chunk cookies.

And finally Dulce De Leche. These are Latin American style cookies that do not exist in North America as far as I can tell. I’m sure there’s a brand out there maybe in Brazil, maybe in Argentina, somewhere that make these cookies with milk caramel chips. Sounds simple enough but nothing from Keebler was even close. If you know of a brand that look and taste the same to Girl Scouts’ Dulce De Leche please let me know!

UPDATE: We do have a cookie that is really similar to Girl Scouts’ Dulce De Leche. It is the Goya Maria Dulce De Leche cookies.

Did I miss anything, or do you have a suggestion for a cookies that taste more like Girl Scout Cookies? Please let me know!!!

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70 Responses to list of all Girl Scout Cookies and their almost identical counterparts

  1. Sharon March 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Thanks for the great summary. My family stopped buying Girl Scout cookies last year because of GSUSA’s close affiliation with Planned Parenthood and other radical organizations. It is good to know that we have alternatives.

    • I guess pap smears are the devil? July 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      ROLLS EYES AT INANE COMMENT. I guess you would prefer to have women die of cervical cancer rather than buy evil liberal cookies huh.


      • Brenda January 23, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

        There are other ways to get screened for cervical cancer than going to PP. Despite all the “good” PP says they offer, their big ticket is providing abortions.

        • Carla March 6, 2013 at 7:14 am #

          Agree! Agree! Agree! Girl Scouting isn’t what it used to be at all! Many years ago I led a scout troop myself and over the years I feel the GS value system has greatly deteriorated. I no longer wish to support the organization. It has nothing to do with the girls, it’s the organization! Mothers be aware of exactly what the GS believe and pass on to your children. You might want to involve your child in another type of extra curricular activity. This does not apply to Boy Scouts, only GS. Support of Planned Parenthood and their beliefs…abortion, the ending of a baby’s life, cancer screening??? Cancer screening is available through many places that DO NOT promote abortion!! Educate yourself…Please.

          • Educationisgood March 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

            Planned parenthood offers medical testing (including cancer screening, as mentioned) and treatment for free or at a low cost to those who can show economic need. Abortion is not their “big ticket” item, as many PP facilities do not even perform abortions themselves- they refer people to hospitals where abortions may be performed. The majority of their services focuses on non-abortion medical care. But I guess some people prefer their own misguided opinions to information.

          • EducatedFemale October 16, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

            Oh no, let’s stop supporting young girls doing positive, leadership things, because “adults” are too worried about OTHER PEOPLE’S bodies and choices!! Real mature. *eye roll*
            I didn’t realize that it was still the 1950’s.

            Girl Scouts is it’s own organization. They sell cookies to fundraise for their leadership opportunities, etc. Let the girls rise to their own potential roles as leaders, instead of trying to brainwash them with your bigoted ignorance and instead of trying to disallow these kiddos from having the chance to obtain the amazing opportunities that they fund with their sales.

            Quit being against females, safe healthcare, equality, leadership, and common sense.

          • Allison Anderson March 19, 2017 at 7:22 am #

            Unfortunately, the value system of most organizations, as well as individuals, has deteriorated in our country. I am so disenchanted with the moral decay of our society!

        • kawb1011 April 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

          “There are other ways to get screened for cervical cancer than going to PP”

          Actually, for many women (myself included), there aren’t. Not everyone can afford the luxury of going to a doctor when something is actually wrong, let alone for checkups.

        • Roger May 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

          Abortions have done people good for many different reasons and trying to infringe upon women’s reproductive rights is inexcusable.

          • Miss_Trixie February 3, 2014 at 8:53 am #

            Really? What an incredibly vapid, knee-jerk response. Do you even think about what you’re saying before you regurgitate the stale, mindless talking points?

            The schtoopid is strong with this one.

          • mrpoopy March 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

            But what about the unborn child’s right to live?? Pro-choice advocates never consider that! What could be more evil than murdering you own child?!

        • Sasha March 6, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

          Really now? Because last time I checked people can go there for low cost testing for STDs, contraception and other genital problems. I go there to get my IUD checked and I know many others who do as well. Get your head out of your ass and actually do some research.

          No one WANTS to get an abortion. No one. Ever. That is why planned parenthood provides information about many different methods of contraception besides it and mentions abortion as a last ditch effort to desperate people. If more people used planned parenthood, they would be informed on safe sex and would have accidental pregnancies less which would lead to less abortions from dumb kids having sex.

        • S.P. March 5, 2016 at 5:25 pm #

          “…their big ticket is providing abortions”! That’s suppose to be a good thing to you? You’re an evil woman. I am guessing you and “I guess pap smears are the devil?” are Americans because this country is going to pay for all of its wickedness towards ALMIGHTY GOD, and HIS LORD JESUS. Abortion is murder…believe me, and if one does not repent of his/her sin of abortion, along with any other sins and accept LORD JESUS as his/her LORD and SAVIOR one will reap in hell for eternity what one has sewn.

        • Jonathan March 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

          No it isn’t… Abortion isn’t even performed at any PP in my metro area (there are over 10 PP’s in my metro area)

          Abortion (most of the time referrals to outside doctors) is a tiny fraction of PP’s services performed daily.

      • R. Ficoli February 2, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

        Don’t worry, “Pap Smears,” I’m sure those of us who have religious or moral aversions to the causes you, Planned Parenthood, and the Girl Scouts of America are pushing will soon be compelled by the Obama Administration to pay for Planned Parenthood’s services via Obamacare. I wouldn’t be surprised if we are soon forced to buy Girl Scout cookies via payroll tax deductions, too. But one thing you will never feed me is your line of B.S. about what Planned Parenthood’s focus is REALLY all about.

      • Reg February 3, 2014 at 12:46 am #

        It’s obvious that you know very little about Planned Parenthood. Perhaps you should just sit down and let the adults talk, eh?

      • JJ January 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

        Who goes to some hole in the wall place for cancer screenings? That’s what hospitals are for, brainiac.

      • Rose February 23, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

        Lol at pap smears are the devil.

      • Pat August 29, 2016 at 8:16 am #

        Pap Smears at Planned Parenthood are a small percentage of what they do. Trust me I have been there, and they did everything to not let me walk out the door after finding out I was pregnant without agreeing to an abortion.

        • CC March 1, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

          Pat, you are a liar. I pity the children you bring in to this world.

      • lisa March 2, 2017 at 11:23 am #

        PP does not provide any care but abortion. How bout you vomit some true information. PP is in the business to make money. Abortion is a money driven business, There are all kinds of places that offer mams, paps, and prenatal care. Call a PP center for yourself.

        • PH March 24, 2017 at 5:58 am #

          That’s funny, because I used PP for YEARS, and never have had an abortion. I went for yearly check up, paps, as well as my birth control, and general health screenings for many, many years when I didn’t have health insurance to cover the astronomical costs associated with trying to stay healthy and cancer free as a woman. So wherever you got the info that PP doesn’t do anything other than abortions is highly misguided.

      • Telling truth March 25, 2017 at 10:26 pm #

        You’re ridiculous! Health Department takes women in constantly throughout the day without anyone having to go into a building where they pull a living being out limb by limb. But just like Reagan in the exorcist it’s only demons that causes healthy people to vomit.

      • Mark Halvorsen October 29, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

        Yes, there are only 14,800 local clinics, which supply all of the same care as Planned Parenthood, except for abortions. Many are low cost, free, or tied to income. Some offer dental, pediatrics, and will see men too.

        Since we know that (racist) Margaret Sanger was placing her clinics in inner cities, PP has much less coverage.

    • rashmi March 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

      Actually, the Girl Scouts are not a political organization and do not support Planned Parenthood or any other similar organizations. Please visit the Girl Scout site to review the facts. Please spread the word that this destructive rumor is completely untrue and continue to support the Girl Scouts!

    • Not an idiot March 26, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Girl Scouts do not support Planned Parenthood. We teach our girls leadership skills and how to be kind and giving individuals. You have made me so mad!

    • FightForFeminism February 10, 2016 at 9:11 am #

      I for one am happy to be supporting the GSUSA and Planned Parenthood because GOD FORBID we teach our daughters that when they are raped and convenience a child through that rape that they need to KEEP THE CHILD.

      Also, you can’t be forced to donate bone marrow even if it saves another person’s life or donate organs after going brain dead without prior consent, so you can’t be forced not to have an abortion to save the “life” of a fetus that cannot even live outside of the womb (a fetus really is just a parasite until it can live outside the womb).

      Even without an official connection between the two, both organizations seek to EMPOWER women. I don’t get why so many people are against that.

      • lisa March 2, 2017 at 11:29 am #

        Bone marrow and a baby are two different things, and would you not want to save another person or a family member? 62 million Americans are missing in the past 40 yrs, we are into the third generation. Not all 62 million were rape or incest. We have made lots of room for the islam practicing peace and love.

      • The living March 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

        Hey fight for feminism…….you are crazy if you belive that is not a human.The baby has a heart beat which means life you sick sadistic bitch.People like you are why this world is so screwed up. If the woman was raped then give the baby up for adoption who knows your mom may have been raped did your mom kill you noo she gave you a life mistakenly…although I’m sure she didn’t kno when your heart was beating inside her belly that you were gonna be such a screw up.people like you are why their is a hell….

    • Heather February 27, 2016 at 10:51 am #

      Girl scouts has no affiliation with planned parenthood. It’s an urban legend

      • Lychee January 13, 2018 at 10:34 am #

        Thank you, Heather! I’m disappointed that the rest of the people on here, didn’t at least do some simple fact checking before condemning young girls cookie sales and turning it into a ranting about pro life vs pro choice.

    • SarahBeth January 10, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

      So what you’re saying is… instead of helping a little girl who is in Girl Scouts to learn about different things like money management, business savvy, friendship, and making the world a better place, that has nothing to do with or even knows anything about planned parenthood, reach her goals you’d rather complain on social media and pay your money to a corporation who’s CEO’s I’m sure do lots of morally wrong things. Good choice. I’m sure those nasty little girls are getting what’s coming to them not reaching their goals and making money for their troop so that they can become better leaders and turn tis country around.

  2. Diane April 2, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    Yes, thanks, this was very interesting and I’ll be sharing it. I wondered at one point if Grasshoppers weren’t just the same as Thin Mints, but I never did a side-by-side comparison to see.

    Years ago I worked at a Girl Scout council office, and after the cookie sale we had boxes and boxes of leftovers in the conference room, and could go grab one whenever we wanted, so…many, many cookies later, the only one I had any interest in was the Samoas, and then only occasionally. But now, if the urge strikes, I don’t need to wait! 😉

    • howtoguy April 2, 2012 at 9:49 am #

      Samoas are in my top three Girl Scout Cookie favorites Diane. Shout Outs are great with coffee.

    • anne nelson February 21, 2017 at 3:11 am #

      Thank you DIANE for getting back ON TOPIC! The cookies…Actually, the Girl Scout thin mint is DARK chocolate and the grasshopper is milk chocolate so not exactly identical. Also the same with the Samoa’s, dark chocolate vs milk chocolate with the Keebler store cookie. I would LOVE to get a do si do equivalent here in the US though. THAT is my personal fav. COME ON PEOPLE Stay on TOPIC>! Are you all add????

      • Zach March 17, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

        You should buy nutter butter. They taste almost identical just they are shaped like peanuts instead of circles.

    • Lychee January 13, 2018 at 10:46 am #

      Diane Free cookies uhh yummy that sounds like the best job ever! I agree with Anne Nelson stay on topic people! For those of you who are a tad slow on that concept the topic basic cookie dupes; NOT politics or prolife vs pro choice or anti PP propaganda. JUST COOKIES! Dupes for when you run out of your Girls Scout stash and need a sweet treat.

  3. kawb1011 April 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    I would say (if I’m remembering them well enough–it’s been a while) that Pepperidge Farm Chessmen may be a closer match for Trefoils.

  4. Camp Supporter May 12, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    So glad you published this! Girl Scouts has many other issues like their change in program and huge liquidation of property once donated by it’s supporters. The focus on outdoors has now changed to financial literacy and the cookies are being pushed now more than ever.

    Yet while kids are responsible for 80% of the operating budget, less and less is spent on them. Last year our councils spent 50% of the annual budget on salaries, but less than 10% on the favorite program, camping. Including liquidating all our camps.

    In addition, the new program is encouraging girls to learn about hot topics like fair trade and palm oil. Girls are asking GSUSA to look for cookies with fair trade cocoa and no palm oil. GSUSA ignored these concerns as it would add cost and limit shelf life to change. What does that teach young people?

    Cookies are no good. Do the right thing and buy the alternative. Use your savings to donate directly to the troop.

    • Gale February 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

      There’s a brand called Back to Nature which has a better list of overall ingredients, though I can’t say for sure if their cocoa is fair trade. The mint they use seems to be more natural though, as the flavor dissipates if you don’t touch it for a while. Mint’s a volatile oil, if I recall…

  5. Judy February 27, 2014 at 4:37 am #

    Wow, came to to site looking for cookie info, just cookie info, no more.

    • Nicole May 5, 2015 at 11:21 am #

      For real! what the heck is wrong with people?

    • Carly February 1, 2016 at 9:42 pm #

      Same Judy same

      • Jetta March 2, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

        Lol. I came only to an alternative to my favorite cookies, Thank-you-berry-munch. Why did they have to go? 🙁

    • Amanda April 1, 2017 at 11:51 pm #

      I’m with you Judy I thought this was about cookies and suddenly I’m reading people’s thoughts on abortion and other ridiculous things! The way things get turned around anymore!

  6. Judy February 27, 2014 at 4:37 am #

    Wow, came to to site looking for cookie info, just cookie info, no more.

    • Ranae April 9, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

      Yea really!!!
      Geesh I hate that everything has to be turned into a religious or political argument. There is always someone who has to use any opportunity to push their beliefs or propaganda. …annoying!!

  7. Mary Eavenson March 16, 2014 at 6:31 am #

    Girl Scout leaders are so sick of the Planned Parenthood rumor that has been floating around. Here is a statement from the CEO of GSUSA:

  8. coralie February 1, 2015 at 11:49 pm #

    The comments on here are just wow! “radical organizations” like planned parenthood, lol. I guess letting people make decisions about their own body is now radical. also I’m not sure if some of you aware.. but you can’t simply visit an OBGYN for a Pap smear unless you have this little thing called insurance. planned parenthood offers many services to women whom normally wouldn’t be able to receive them. Many services besides abortion. And beyond that, women should be able to have choices. If someone wants to have an abortion, frankly that’s none of your business.

    • Pat August 29, 2016 at 8:26 am #

      Instead of going to Planned Parenthood an abortion, and doing that to your body, and killing a baby, why don’t you go to Planned Parenthood and get some birth control!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Sprite February 8, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    I don’t know for sure if the GS organization supports PP indirectly or not, but some of the arguments being made in favor of PP are no longer valid. As of 1/1/2014, not having insurance is no longer an arguable issue as to why some women have to go to PP. As for no woman WANTING to get an abortion, that’s not true either. There are many women out there who are very irresponsible sexually and use abortion as a form of birth control. I worked for a medical research facility (this was about 15 years ago mind you) who did stem cell research and were paying women to have abortions as late as the law allowed at the time so they could have fetal stem cells to study/work with! I discovered this accidentally and gave notice the next day. While I realize that sometimes there is a necessity for an abortion (life of the mother is threatened and would leave other children motherless or incest for example), getting an abortion because it’s an inconvenience to you isn’t acceptable. If you can’t feesably take care of your child properly then put him/her up for adoption. There are always those looking to adopt. There is no reason for US couples to have to go overseas to adopt with as many abortions that happen in this country every year.

    At the end of the day the REAL issue with buying GS cookies is that the actual troops aren’t getting the funds they work hard every year to fundraise.

    • Gale February 19, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

      Funny thing about that – US babies tend to be more expensive and apparently there’s not a lot of people who would be willing to adopt babies who are not healthy. To be honest I’m not sure how many people would want to adopt a baby with Down Syndrome.

    • jessica December 19, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

      sprite…can you please email me. i am doing a research project and i would love to ask you a question regarding your comments. i would be willing to pay you for your input. please contact me.

  10. i love gs February 25, 2015 at 6:45 am #

    you all are being stupid. This was just suppust to be about girl scout cookies and btw ilt soooooo much. lol. You adults are lameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  11. Blue April 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Holy crap…. Talk about over the top comments. You all should be ashamed. Soap boxing like this. Support your Girls. Stop being so self righteous that you forget the point of what it means to actually do the right thing and not just talking about it.

    All I wanted to find was mid season replacements… have mercy.

  12. Sue Cortright April 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    Keebler Peanut butter filled fudge shoppe cookies and the fudge dipped sandies have both been discontinued.

  13. Aaron May 27, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    Wow! This really turned into a rant on politics. Aaaanyway…. Nutter Butter instead of Do-si-dos. Had one of each, very similar, but I think I prefer the Nutter Butter.

    • anne nelson February 21, 2017 at 3:17 am #

      I don’t like nutter butter because they are NOT oatmeal cookies like the do si dos.

  14. Carly February 1, 2016 at 9:51 pm #

    I heard that not only is the GS organization supporting planned parenthood but that planned parenthood is actually paying the girl scouts to come in and literally do the abortions themselves. some type of medical baby killing badge? I don’t know but apparently they use the cookies to lore the fetuses out.

    • anne nelson February 21, 2017 at 3:18 am #

      There were many inappropriate comments but that one took the prize. It was the very worst, tackiest, disgusting and ugly. Get help.

    • Lychee January 13, 2018 at 11:07 am #

      I believe that comment is not meant to be taken in a literal sense. It seems to me that the comment is dripping with venomous distain and brutal sarcasm being aimed at the ridiculous level of flagrant stupidity the people bickering and ranting in the comments. At least I hope that’s the case because if it isn’t ….

  15. Whole Foodz February 27, 2016 at 10:10 am #

    If you don’t know the brand Back to Nature which is sold at different supermarkets now besides Whole Foods, check it out. It’d be healthier than GS Cookies and these alternatives too. They have a line of cookies that are just like the Girls Scout cookies but they’re whole grain. In my opinion it tastes better. They also have more than just cookies in their line. Back to Nature is really good.

    • Lychee January 13, 2018 at 10:52 am #

      Thanks, for the suggestion on whole foods cookies! I never thought to look there for cookies usually I’m quick trip of meat depart veggies eggs dairy, you know staple fresh goods then I’m done.

  16. Diana in Atlanta March 17, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    Consider these alternatives when the GS Cookies are not available. My girls in my troop are so pumped about these sales, the prizes, the lessons, the empowerment.

    That’s it, not one of them is tainted by all of what is being talked about here. There is no place for all of this.

    Its about the girls, making the best effort to put positive information and positive environments in their paths, thus “releasing” positive citizens into the world when they become adults.

    Support them, throw an extra buck into their buckets, let them shine….after all, they will all be running the show when all of you cranky negative people are in nursing homes.

    • Lychee January 13, 2018 at 10:56 am #

      I agree with you 100% Diana!

  17. Sally April 4, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    I like peanut butter cookies….and abortions.

  18. Ron H August 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    People are too quick to call for a boycott. That should be the nuclear option only… The last resort, and it should only be called for when facts are thoroughly established.

  19. Mike M March 29, 2017 at 9:41 am #

    Can’t believe a tread started on alternatives to GS cookies so rapidly became so political and about Planned parenthood and abortion. You people should all be ashamed of yourself s!


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