This Crazy Fact About Girl Scout Cookies Is Shocking Fans Everywhere

From Delish

When you open your favorite box of Girl Scout cookies this year, be prepared for a change: The flavor profile of each cookie varies by location, even if it has the same name.

That's because the organization uses two different sources, ABC Bakers and Little Brown Bakers, for its iconic treats, the Los Angeles Times reports. While one makes a cookie with coconut shavings and milk chocolate, known as the "Caramel deLite," its counterpart makes the more caramel-heavy, darker chocolate "Samoa."

The differences get even more significant from there: The bakers give their own spin to five other signature cookies, altering everything from texture and taste, to sugar and fat content. For example, what's known as a "Tagalong" in some parts of the country is dubbed a "Peanut Butter Patty" in other necks of the woods. The first has layers of peanut butter, while the latter cuts back on the nutty flavor.

The biggest variation is probably between "Lemonades" and "Savannah Smiles." One's a shortbread, and the other's a powered sugar confection. Lemonades cost more per unit and contain twice the amount of sugar per cookie. In this case especially, one is not a substitute for the other.

Bottom line? If you've recently moved, double check your cookie options before placing an order.

Check out the Los Angeles Times' interactive map of each baker's territories across the U.S. here.