We’ve been pushing our shopping carts past one of Aldi’s best kept secrets: copycat Girl Scout cookies!
Under the brand name Benton’s, shoppers can find three of the best Girl Scout cookie-inspired flavors—Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas. Just go ahead and add cookies to the things you should buy at Aldi.
How Do Aldi’s Copycat Girl Scout Cookies Compare?
First, there’s Fudge Mint, Aldi’s take on the classic Thin Mint. If you’re like us, “I’ll just eat two” turns out to be an impossible feat, and we’re left holding an empty sleeve in record time. It’s all chocolaty, crunchy goodness!
Peanut butter lovers scouting out the cookie aisle will want to grab a box (or four) of Benton’s Peanut Butter Filled Cookies. These are a satisfying take on the addictive Girl Scout cookies known as Tagalongs (or Peanut Butter Patties, depending on where you’re from), and are every bit as creamy and rich as the real deal. We’re also big fans of these Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, perfect for whipping up when the day is long and a grocery run isn’t happening.
When the craving strikes for fudgy coconut, and only a Samoa will do, Aldi has you covered. The grocer’s Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies hit on all the sweet, coconutty and chewy notes of this Girl Scout cookie classic. (You might also know ’em as Caramel deLites.) They have to be made by the same manufacturer, they’re identical!
At less than $1.50 for a 10-ounce package (that’s 52 Fudge Mint cookies), these Benton boxes of Girl Scout-inspired goodness offer a sweet splurge that’s easy on the wallet. No word yet on whether Aldi plans to copycat the newest Girl Scout cookie flavor, though.
We’ll happily support Girl Scout troops and buy the real deal once the next Girl Scout cookie season begins. But January is a long time away, and those freezer stockpiles only last so long. For all those cookie craving moments in between, you’ll find us at Aldi.