Some in the crowd disagreed with the president’s choice of his favorite Girl Scout cookie.
In response to a question from a little girl who said her name was Julie, Obama told the crowd, “I’ve gotta say that I’m pretty partial to those mint (cookies).”
Some in the crowd yelled out “Thin Mints!” Others appeared to boo.
“I didn’t mean to create controversy here,” Obama responded. “Did you hear, there was somebody booing? What was your choice? Who was booing up there? He had a different opinion. What are you, oatmeal? Peanut butter is quite good too. But I’m going with the mint.”
According to the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Obama has a quarter of the cookie-eating public on his side.
Thin Mints are the best-selling Girl Scout cookie, representing 25 percent of all Girl Scout cookie sales, followed by 19 percent for Samoas/Caramel deLites, 13 percent for Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs, 11 percent for Peanut Butter Sandwich/Do-Si-Dos.
In last place were Shortbread/Trefoils, with 9 percent, and other varieties accounted for the remaining 23 percent.