If we as a nation agree on nothing else, it’s the sanctity of Girl Scout cookies. The delicious sugary treats occupy a space in American folklore reserved for only the most respected cultural icons.
You know, like cat videos on the Internet and “casual Friday.”
Thanks to product review website Influenster, we now know a bit more about the state of our glorious union. Or at least, the state of cookie popularity in each state.
Influenster polled 5,054 people across all 50 states (and Washington D.C.) about their favorite Girl Scout cookies. And no surprise, the big two had a big showing. If you need a refresher, the big two are Thin Mints and Samoas.
For the poll, however, Influenster combined a few categories. Samoas and Caramel DeLites, for example, occupy the same space. That’s because they’re *mostly* the same cookie, just baked in different bakeries. So where you live determines the name of the cookie.
Additionally, Peanut Butter Patties and Tagalongs are basically the same thing. Ditto for Do-Si-Do’s and Peanut Butter Sandwiches.
You may be able to guess this, but only four total cookies won pluralities in any state. Which means many Girl Scout cookies don’t even make the map. Those include Savannah Smiles, Trefoils, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lot, Trios and Toffee-tastics.
Thin Mints took the overall prize, earning No. 1 status in a whopping 24 states. That includes much of the Western part of the country, minus Washington staying strong with Samoas. Those caramely, coconutty cookies landed tops in 18 states.
Tagalongs come in third with six states and Washington D.C., while Do-Si-Do’s only won over two states.
While Texas and New York may seem opposite in many ways, they both share love for Samoas. Florida, Georgie and Pennsylvania jump in that boat too, suggesting a big number of the population enjoys Samoas. Even if Thin Mints took more states.
Because Influenster used social media for its polling purposes, a vast majority of responses came from younger Americans. In fact, 18-24 year olds represent 47% of the responses, while 25-34 year olds represent an additional 38%. Only 15% of responses came from people older than 34.
Check out Influenster for the state-by-state Girl Scout cookies breakdown.