The Best Grocery Store Alternatives to Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies are not only delicious, they're something of an American institution. The problem, however, is that they come around once a year. If you don’t want to wait until sometime early next year for your fix of Do-si-dos, a good alternative may already exist in a grocery store near you. A handful of grocery store brands have taken a stab at making Girl Scout Cookie imitations, and while they may not be a perfect replica of your favorite annual cookie, they do scratch the itch in the meantime. 



Keebler Grasshoppers are described as “a crispy mint cookie that's dunked in delicious fudge,” so it’s not hard to see how it could be a good substitute for Thin Mints. While they may not be the iconic Girl Scout cookie, they're a national brand that can be found in most grocery stores.



Benton’s Caramel Coconut Fudge cookies are about as close to Samoas as you can get, and you might even save some money in the process. As long as you don’t mind bagging them yourself, you can pick up at box at your local Aldi store. 



Pepperidge Farm’s Dublin Shortbread cookies is a solid alternative for anyone looking to enjoy the taste of a Trefoil. They closely match the texture, which is the do-or-die characteristic of a good shortbread cookie. They’re also available in most grocery stores. 



If entering into the marketplace of books, electronics, and apparel weren’t enough, Amazon has also entered the industry of Girl Scout Cookie imitations and their Happy Belly Peanut Butter Crème Cookie is a solid option if you’re missing your usual Do-si-dos. 



Pepperidge Farm’s Lemon cookies are an honest attempt at the Girl Scout’s Lemon-Ups, to which they do a solid job marrying its buttery taste with its zesty tang. Throw some icing on those bad boys and you’ll think you’re eating the real thing. These substitutes are also available in most grocery stores.