Last Updated on January 24, 2022
Girl Scout cookie season comes around just once a year. Unfortunately, Girl Scout cookie cravings can strike at any time of the year.
If you’ve eaten through your stockpile of Girl Scout cookies, you have a few options at various grocery stores. If you’re in the mood for Thin Mints, you can find name brand Keebler Grasshopper cookies at most grocery stores. Or you can find excellent Thin Mint knockoffs and Tagalong or Peanut Butter Patties knockoffs at certain dollar stores.
You can also find imitation Girl Scout cookies at Aldi. Aldi sells Samoas or Caramel deLites knockoffs, and Aldi also sells Tagalongs or Peanut Butter Patties. Aldi used to sell imitation Girl Scout Thin Mints, but they suddenly and mysteriously discontinued those a few years ago.
Today, I’m looking at the imitation Tagalongs or Peanut Butter Patties that Aldi sells.
Benton’s Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies cost $1.35 for a 9.5-ounce package at the time of publication. Official Girl Scout cookies cost at least $5 a box, so the Aldi cookies are a bargain if all you are concerned about is the price, but be aware that your local Girl Scouts aren’t benefitting when you buy the Aldi cookies. (If you personally know some Girl Scouts, you can always just make a monetary donation directly to a local troop if you’d like.)
These Aldi peanut butter fudge cookies are a Regular Buy, which means you should be able to find them any of year at Aldi.
The package states they’re made with real cocoa. Ingredients include sugar, peanut butter, enriched wheat flour, vegetable oil shortening, canola oil, cocoa, invert sugar, leavening, soy lecithin, salt, and artificial flavor.
If you’re watching out for allergens, these contain soy, wheat, and peanuts. They may contain milk and coconut.
There are about nine servings per package. A two-cookie serving (30 grams) has 160 calories, 9 grams of total fat (12% DV), 4 grams of saturated fat (20% DV), no cholesterol, 100 mg of sodium (4% DV), 16 grams of total carbohydrates (6% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (4% DV), and 9 grams of added sugars.
These cookies are excellent and almost indistinguishable from real Girl Scout Tagalongs. They have a smooth outer chocolate coating, creamy peanut butter filling, and a crisp cookie interior. I think they’re especially good when chilled in the refrigerator. During the summer, I often chill these and take them to enjoy at a local outdoor theater. They’re amazingly good.
Benton’s Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies are a great imitation of Girl Scout Tagalongs or Peanut Butter Patties. It’s always good to support your local Girl Scout troops, but if cookie season has passed and you need a cookie fix, Aldi has you covered with these knockoff Tagalongs.