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How Big Are the Ovens Used to Make Thin Mint Cookies?

Bakers use ovens that are 100 yards (91 m) long — the length of an American football field — to bake the Thin Mint cookies sold by Girl Scouts. The thin, crispy, chocolaty cookies are the best-selling Girl Scout cookies, representing 25% of all sales. The runners-up, Samoas, also known as Caramel DeLites, make up 19% of Girl Scout cookie sales.

More about Girl Scout cookies:

  • Four cookies make up one serving of Thin Mints and contain 160 calories, 8 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugar.

  • Individual girl scout troops in the United States began selling cookies to raise money in 1917. It wasn't until 1936, however, that the national Girl Scouts organization contracted with commercial bakers to produce mass amounts of cookies for fundraising.

  • Originally, Thin Mint cookies were known as Chocolate Mints. In 1951, Thin Mints, Shortbread cookies and Sandwich cookies were the only varieties available.

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anon288884
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When I was a Brownie some 54 years ago, the Thin Mint was by far the best seller then. It is my personal favorite still today.

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