You know what I'm craving at this very moment? One of these little high-calorie chewy coconutty confections that only grace our presence once a year. My family and I brought one of these boxes to the beach this weekend and devoured it in like two minutes. Literally. We killed that box of delicious Samoas.
Speaking of Samoas, why are they now called Caramel deLites?
First of all, deLite is spelled wrong. Second, they are far from "light" in calories.
According to the always accurate Wikipedia, the name "Samoas" is presumably an allusion to the tropical island of Samoa, due to the tropical ingredients of coconut and cocoa. Duh.
The name change was due to the Girl Scouts switching bakers from Little Brownie Bakers, a subsidiary of Keebler, to ABC Bakers. Little Brownie Bakers owned the name "Samoas," so ABC Bakers had to go with Caramel deLites.
Random tidbit for yah. Here are a few more mouthwatering photos of Girl Scout cookies.
What? A Samoa cupcake! Yum.
Okay, I just remembered that I thought they were called Samoas for the same reason S'mores are called S'mores. It's just like S'more with a Boston accent.