As described on the jar, “Girl Scouts powers life changing experiences for girls” and the product is official licensed by the Girl Scouts of the USA nonprofit. The love of Thin Mints signature flavor goes a long way back, and many people wait all year to grab the original cookie. The official Thin Mints name wasn’t coined until 1963, but these beloved cookies have been a hit since 1939 (via Pop Sugar). On the box, the treats are described as “crisp wafers covered in a chocolaty coating made with natural oil of peppermint.” Clearly, these cookies were in on the essential oils thing before it was cool.
As a top-selling sweet treat in the USA, these chocolate cookies are also joined by hit flavors like Trefoils and Samoas today but topped the charts alongside Shortbread and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies in the 1960s. Newer flavors that are sure to be extra delicious also include 2021’s lineup of Toast Yay!, Lemonade, Lemon Ups, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Toffee-tastic, Caramel Chocolate Chip, and Graham and Chocolate Girl Scout S’mores (via Girl Scouts of the USA).