‘Tis the season for Girl Scout Cookies! As always, there are some incredible options: Samoas, Tagalongs, but let’s be real — nothing beats Thin Mints. They’re the best of the bunch, and in my opinion, they’re not even in the same ballpark as the rest of them. Thin Mints are the king of Girl Scout Cookies. They’re good no matter how you devour them, but I honestly think I know the best way to eat Thin Mints.
We’re not making ice cream or cupcakes — I’m keeping this really simple. All you need are Thin Mints and a small glass of milk. Yes, a lot of people probably eat Thin Mints with milk (or I assume they do), but there’s an art to it that not everyone knows.
If you take Thin Mints directly out of the roll and dunk them into milk, not much happens. They’re coated with chocolate, so the milk slides right off. Here’s the secret: take a small bite (probably described better as a nibble, but I didn’t want to sound like a sissy) out of the Thin Mints first. After you’ve done that, dunk the Thin Mints under the milk. I mean really get in there. Submerge the whole cookie under the milk. When you do this, it allows the milk to get inside the Thin Mints. You know you’re doing it right when you see little air bubbles come to the top of the milk.
NOTE: Your fingers are going to get wet in the process (if you’re truly giving it 100%), so be sure to have a napkin handy.
I like to leave the Thin Mints under the milk for a few seconds before I eat them. The milk softens up the inside of the cookie a little bit, but the chocolate still stays firm on the outside. Doing this truly takes Thin Mints to a whole new level. It’s like eating a Peppermint Pattie, but even better.
I’m going to state the obvious here, but the longer you leave the Thin Mints under the milk, the softer they’re going to get. That means you need to make a few test runs to find out exactly how you like them. This probably makes me sound like a nerd, but I find myself counting down the seconds in my head (3, 2, 1…eat) when I really get in a groove (and you thought I was lying when I said it’s an art). Chugging the post-dunking milk is an added bonus.
Thin Mints are delicious, but this approach takes a good thing and makes it even better. I really think this is the best way to eat Thin Mints (said in the least dorky way possible). I encourage you to give it a shot and let me know what you think. You can easily leave a comment below, or you can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+. I can’t wait to hear from you!