There’s no doubt you’ve got a favorite Girl Scout cookie, which means you’re probably counting down the days until they’re finally available. But did you know you don’t have to wait and enjoy these tasty treats just once a year? A local value store has some pretty good dupes that you’ll want to try! Plus, you can grab a bag for less and save on your shopping.
Aldi has a variety of cookies that are very similar to what the Girl Scouts sell. And as a bonus, you can get these year-round without waiting for Girl Scout cookie season.
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Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies (aka Samoas)
Aldi’s Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies are comparable to Samoas or Caramel deLites. These tasty bites have the gooey caramel you’re used to, along with shredded coconut and rich cocoa.
Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies (aka Tagalongs)
Another Aldi dupe for Girl Scout cookies is the Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies, which are similar to the Tagalongs or Peanut Butter Patties. You get a crunchy cookie center with peanut butter, all covered in creamy fudge chocolate.
Mint Striped Fudge Cookies (aka Thin Mints)
Aldi used to have Fudge Mint Cookies which were a dead ringer for Thin Mints, but they disappeared from shelves a few years ago. The closest you'll find today are Mint Striped Fudge Cookies which reviewers say taste a lot like Thin Mints.
How they compare
A box of these cookies from Aldi will only cost you under $3, while their Girl Scout cookie counterparts will cost around $6. So, Aldi is a clear winner when it comes to price.
But you can’t find other fan favorite Girl Scout cookies at this value store. If you like Trefoils or Do-si-dos, you're out of luck. And of course, your Aldi purchase won't be supporting your local Girl Scouts troop.
Some customers say they’re going to buy the cookies from Aldi and send a cash donation to the Girl Scouts, especially since the purchase of cookies only gives the scouts about $0.25 per box.
You can still snag your favorite cookies that Aldi doesn’t sell and support a worthy cause. Online orders for Girl Scout cookies open in mid-February, but you can always stop by Aldi for a bag or two of the dupes if you don’t feel like waiting!