Wineducation: Girl Scout Cookies and Wine

If you are the one bringing home the literal bread in your household then you have seen them, the bright eyed, loom band wearing, merit badge earning Girl Scouts and Brownies outside your supermarket doors selling those cookies.  Those cookies, the ones that can’t help but bring back my memories of selling those rectangular boxes while wearing knee high socks and a brown smock, offering my best seven year old sales pitch to unsuspecting supermarket customers, and as you know those cookies are hard to pass up. 

Although, now that I have ditched the knee high socks for Ugg boots, I prefer to pair those cookies with a glass of wine rather than a glass of milk, and luckily for me someone has already tackled the challenge of pairing different Girl Scout cookies with the perfect wine.


An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Gretchen McKay and Nicole Martin, titled Pairing Girl Scout Cookies with Adult Beverages, answers the fun question of which Girl Scout cookie pair’s best with which variety of wine.


These are the characteristics the article suggested you want in your wine to best compliment your choice of Girl Scout cookie, I also added my budget friendly wine choices to help get this cookie and wine party started:


Thin Mints: The article suggests a spicier red wine to compliment the dark chocolate and strong mint flavors.           


Tagalongs: The article suggests...for the rest of the pairing suggestions, please visit my blog at: A Middle-Class Mama's Wine Review

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Comment by Marcia Fowler on March 4, 2014 at 12:17pm

Thanks for sharing! Our GS cookies have already been bought and eaten. But there are always re-orders...



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