REVIEW: Girl Scout Adventurefuls Cookies

Girl Scouts Adventurefuls Box

What are Girl Scout Adventurefuls Cookies?

The Girl Scouts are back, hocking a new salted caramel brownie cookie for all to enjoy.

How are they?

Girl Scouts Adventurefuls Top

Make no mistake, these are good. I’d say they’re the best new Girl Scout Cookie flavor in at least a decade, but man, did they bungle the texture.

You’ve got a brownie-based cookie, and it’s as hard as a cookie could be. Now, some may like that. This is a COOKIE, after all, not a brownie… but I really question why they decided to go this route.

Girl Scouts Adventurefuls Bite

You know that corner brownie piece that’s harder than the rest of the squares but still has a firm chewiness to it? If these cookies were that texture, they’d be rivals to the Girl Scout cookie throne.

The cookie itself tastes like a brownie, but with such a hard, crunchy texture, it takes away from the enjoyment of the flavor. They were so close, yet so far away.

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I would have probably forgiven the cookie more if the salted caramel flavored “crème” was actual crème, not hard synthetic plastic. Yeah, even the crème is texturally off. It’s not an icing, but more like a thin layer of Hershey’s chocolate, and the caramel flavor doesn’t really pop at all. It gets swallowed by the dense brownie chocolate flavor almost instantly.

This cookie isn’t “full” of “adventure” at all, unless they’re talking about the salt, which I will say does come through and is a great choice on their part.


Girl Scouts Adventurefuls Tray

Far be it from me to tell those adorable little scouts how to make their cookies, but if these were brownie edge textured cookies, with a “crème” center similar to, let’s say, a Stella D’oro Swiss Fudge? I’m re-ordering five boxes.

As they are, they’re still good – Top 5 even. I’d rank ’em just behind Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs, but they could’ve been a 9 out of 10. If any Women Scouts of America in charge of cookie decisions are reading this, please consider softening these up next year. I alone will probably put you over your sales quota.

Purchased Price: $5.00
Size: 6.3 oz box
Purchased at: Girl Scouts of America
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 Cookies) 120 calories, 6 grams of fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 80 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of total carbohydrates, 9 grams of total sugars, 1 gram of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.

14 thoughts to “REVIEW: Girl Scout Adventurefuls Cookies”

  1. The one I tried seemed to have a thin mint base sans the mint, crunchy cookie certainly misses the brownie texture, not worth it!

    1. That’s what I thought too! The base reminded me so much of the thin mint cookie.

  2. I thought the same thing. Such a weird texture. I bit into it thinking it would be somewhat soft since it said brownie-inspired. The middle crème is also harder than you think. It tastes pretty good, but I don’t think I’d buy them again until the texture changes.

  3. I loved them, different but delicious I bought 3 boxes. Yum, please sell next year.

  4. Well, re the texture, it does just say brownie “inspired” and it is a cookie, not a “brookie.” I haven’t tried (probably won’t due to the expense, even though this flavour combo excites me…maybe I’ll have a weak moment) them so can’t really offer an opinion on the cookie itself.

  5. To me they don’t taste at all like brownie or carmel. They didn’t even taste like chocolate. Just hard and generically sweet.

  6. Your review was spot on, for me. Everything I was thinking and wondered if I was the only one. Wrong texture for the “cookie”, decent chocolate brownie flavor, and too little caramel flavor plus “plastic” texture as you remarked. This should have been a home run, but it was a swing and a miss, IMO.

  7. Tried a box of Adventurefuls, thinking a brownie-inspired cookie with caramel flavored crème would be a great combination. Nothing brownie-like at all, cookies are really extra brittle and hard, could not detect any caramel taste (seems just a caramel color sugar glaze), nor much chocolate taste, will throw out the rest of the box. Thankfully I also bought a box of tried and true delicious Thin Mints.

  8. Don’t listen to this guy. It’s a cookie. Not a brownie. So why would it not be cookie texture? Like that’s not hard to comprehend. And it’s not like “synthetic plastic” at all. Behind Samoas? Really? No. These and s’mores are the top two. Don’t rate food if you don’t know what you’re talking about.

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