I thought our Girl Scout cookie taste tests were over then both bakeries introduced a Smore cookie and we had to compare those. I’ve been saying for years that we need a Smore cookie. After all, what goes better with Girl Scouts? So they decided to introduce them for the 100th anniversary of Girl Scout cookies. I don’t think I’m going to get any royalties for my great idea, though.
We sell Little Brownie Bakery cookies and my mom lives in an ABC council so she hooks us up with their cookies.
Here are the packages for both. Katy noticed at cookie pick-up yesterday that the Smores case was much wider than the other varieties. When she opened the case tonight she figured out why. The boxes are wide. ABC has a few of their cookies in plastic packaging and that’s what they went with for Smores. The ABC package is easier to get into.
Both companies used the same inner packaging.
And onto the cookies. Each bakery interpreted the smore a little differently. ABC went with a chocolate-dipped cookie and LBB decided on a sandwich. Since this is a brand-new cookie this was the first time to try either cookie so there were no pre-conceived notions based on taste. Just reading about the two varieties over the past few months I really thought I would like the ABC cookie better. We’ll see!
One side of the LBB cookie has Smores and the Girl Scout logo. Katy noticed that the other side has different pictures, each depicting outdoor badges the girls can earn. These two had a horse and archery and Katy had one with a boat and paddle for paddle sports.
The LBB cookie is two vanilla cookies with a layer of chocolate and vanilla cream. ABC is a thick cookie with a layer of vanilla cream you need a microscope to find all dipped in chocolate. Neither bakery used real marshmallow because the high water content shortens the shelf life and marshmallows aren’t kosher.
I thought the LBB cookie filling tasted familiar. Then I remembered the S’more Oreos that were out for a short time.
The ABC cookie was kind of disappointing as it had almost no vanilla. I tried to get a close-up photo and you can see a little of the white.
The whole thing tasted like a graham cracker dipped in chocolate. The cookie was really thick and crunchy, I liked that.
The ingredients are very different from one cookie to the other so I’m including those. The ABC cookie’s first ingredient is sugar and it also contains high-fructose corn syrup. The LBB cookie has sugar as the second ingredient and no HFSC. The LBB cookie also has a few organic ingredients. We’ve been told it’s non-GMO but they aren’t claiming that on the package. It’s considered a premium cookie and in our council is $2 more than the other cookies.
LBB cookie ingredients:
Graham flour, sugar, palm oil, wheat flour, cane sugar, cocoa, contains 2% or less of invert cane syrup, organic cornstarch, chocolate, molasses, salt, baking soda, organic vanilla extract, cocoa processed with alkali, soy lecithin, natural flavors, organic nonfat milk.
Sugar, enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, monoitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), vegetable oil shortening (palm kernel and palm oils), cocoa (processed with alkali), cornstarch, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, leavening (baking soda, ammonium bicarbonate, sodium acid pyrophosphate), salt, defatted soy flour, soy lecithin, artificial flavor.
My verdict is the LBB cookie is better. Heath said they were both good but the LBB was a little better. Both of them are rich.
If I were making it, I would use LBBs cookies with their thick layer of vanilla cream in the middle and dip the whole thing in chocolate.
Katy did a video review and you can see it here.
And if you missed the last two installments of cookie comparisons you can see them here: