The Glorious History Of the Greatest Cookie Of All Time: Thin Mints

You know when you find one of those little Girl Scouts dealing their brand of crack(Thin Mints) you can’t resist. I always tell myself that i’ll buy just one box. Within minutes I engulf a whole sleeve of cookies and by then end of the hour, I am engulfed with self-loathing at my lack of control. Heres some info about everyone’s favorite cookie, The Then Mint.

The first known record of a Girl Scout Cookies variety of a chocolate mint cookie appeared in 1939

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The name has changed over the years — they were first called Cooky Mints!

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In 1951, the name changed to Chocolate Mints. They weren’t called Thin Mints until 1963

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Thin Mints were a bestseller as early as the ’60s. Other bestsellers included Shortbread and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

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