Girl scout cookies available year round...well, kinda sorta

She brings in her daughter to do a taste test of the real thing vs. the knock-off:

 
 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

If you're already running out of those Girl Scout Cookies you had stored in your freezer, you're in luck. It may not be the time of year to buy box after box of  cookies from your local Girl Scout troop, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the delicious flavors you know and love

The grocery store chain Aldi sells copycat Girl Scout Cookies under the brand name Benton's. The cookies come in one of three of your go-to Girl Scout Cookie flavors: Fudge Mint Cookies (aka Thin Mints), Peanut Butter Filled Cookies (aka Tagalongs) and Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies (aka Samoas). 

 Check them out below in more detail so you know what to look for at your local Aldi store! 

 Benton's Fudge Mint Cookies 

Benton's Fudge Mint Cookies.                                            Instacart                                    

 This is Aldi's take on the classic chocolate-and-mint combination known as Thin Mints. They're likely best enjoyed after some time in the freezer, if they're anything like the Girl Scouts' version. 

 Benton's Peanut Butter Filled Cookies 

Benton's Peanut Butter Filled Cookies.                                            Instacart                                    It doesn't get better than the chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination of a Tagalong, but Aldi's take on it is certainly worth a try during the off-season. 

 Benton's Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies 

Benton's Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies.                                            Instacart                                    

 Based on how the cookies look on the package, these seem to be a very close copy of Samoas! These coconut-and-caramel cookies are apparently so good they won awards when they first debuted at Aldi in 2015. 

 According to Delish, these Benton's cookies retail between $1.39 and $1.45 — so they're starting to sound better and better! 

 If you'd rather save and shop at Aldi, it'll be worth it. According to a review that was  published on the Aldi Reviewer website, these cookies taste just as good as the Girl Scout versions and are definitely recommended. But, the review also points out that it's still a good idea to support your local Girl Scouts once their cookie-selling season rolls around! And, let's face it, you can't beat the thrill of tracking down all of the local selling locations! 

 Unfortunately, Aldi stores don't exist nationwide, but if you want to find the closest store near you, you can use the company's online store locator. If you don't live near an Aldi, you can also  find Girl Scout Cookies year-round on Amazon, but for a bit of an increased price. 

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