Everything you knew about Girl Scout cookies may be wrong

Girl Scout cookies are a must-have every spring, and you've probably sampled many throughout your life. What if, though, the cookies your neighbor has eaten are nothing like the ones you have been?

There are two manufacturers of Girl Scout cookies: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. The LA Times put together a map of which baker supplies what areas of the country:

Source: LA Times

The bakeries aren't only different in name -- the entire cookies are different, and sometimes the names as well. Both bakeries call them Thin Mints, but an example: Little Brownie named peanut butter cookies Do-si-dos while ABC named them Peanut Butter Sandwiches.

Check out the differences between bakeries

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Girl Scout Cookie comparison

Left: Little Brownie Bakers - Do-si-dos

Right: ABC Smart Cookies - Peanut Butter Sandwich 

Photo Credit: Little Brownie Bakers/ABC Smart Cookies

Left: Little Brownie Bakers - Girl Scout S'mores

Right: ABC Smart Cookies - Girl Scout S'mores

Photo Credit: Little Brownie Bakers/ABC Smart Cookies

Left: Little Brownie Bakers - Samoas

Right: ABC Smart Cookies - Caramel delites 

Photo Credit: Little Brownie Bakers/ABC Smart Cookies

Left: Little Brownie Bakers - Savannah Smiles

Right: ABC Smart Cookies - Lemonades  

Photo Credit: Little Brownie Bakers/ABC Smart Cookies

Left: Little Brownie Bakers - Tagalongs

Right: ABC Smart Cookies - Peanut Butter Patties 

Photo Credit: Little Brownie Bakers/ABC Smart Cookies

Left: Little Brownie Bakers - Thin Mints

Right: ABC Smart Cookies - Thin Mints  

Photo Credit: Little Brownie Bakers/ABC Smart Cookies

Left: Little Brownie Bakers - Toffee-tastic

Right: ABC Smart Cookies - Trios 

Photo Credit: Little Brownie Bakers/ABC Smart Cookies

Left: Little Brownie Bakers - Trefoils

Right: ABC Smart Cookies - Shortbread 

Photo Credit: Little Brownie Bakers/ABC Smart Cookies

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As a result, the cookies have different nutritional info:

As part of the cookies' 100 year anniversary, the Girl Scouts released a new addition: S'mores. If you look at both ABC and Little Brownie's cookies, though, they're completely different. ABC Baker's is a chocolate coated cookie, while Little Brownie's is a sandwich cookie. The explanation for the disparity, you ask? There's no wrong way to eat a s'more.

What baker supplies your local Girl Scout troop? Samoas or Caramel deLites?

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