The buying and eating of Girl Scout Cookies is undoubtedly an American pastime. We've been doing it since 1917, when Girl Scouts first sold boxes of cookies to raise money for their troops. Wondering what differentiates a Do-Si-Do from a Tagalong or a Lemonade from a Lemon Chalet? Follow the slideshow for the Serious Eats Guide to Girl Scout Cookies.
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At Serious Eats, we care about the big questions. "What's the difference between Sicilian-style pizza and grandma pizza?" "What's the difference between a slider and a mini-hamburger?" And, more recently, "What are all the different styles of doughnut?" Because there are cake and yeasted and crullers and fritters, cider and potato and sour cream, malasadas and beignets and churros—wait, do we count churros? We'll get to that later. Come meet all the different doughnuts in this great land. (And add your own favorites in the comments.)