How The DECA Cookie Crumbles


| Aniston Tiller

DECA students bake the cookies in class before selling them.

- Corynn Speer and Alisa Burt

Have you ever wondered what the most popular DECA cookie flavor is? Well, we sent out a survey during advisory on Thursday, November 11th, to get students’ opinions. Students selected their grade level along with their favorite flavor and favorite “special flavor.” Special flavors include limited cookies and other desserts, like the brownie.  Overall, the most popular favor was Chocolate Chip earning 43.8% of the votes. The chocolate chip won in each grade as well, by pulling 44% of the senior votes, 39.1% of the junior votes, 42.1% of the sophomores, and 44% of the freshman votes. These results match DECA’s data too as they sell more chocolate chip cookies than any other flavor. However, the least favorite “normal” cookie flavor changed for each grade. Both 10th and 11th graders listed the M&M cookie as their least favorite, while the freshmen did not love the Double Chocolate. Seniors gave the Snickerdoodle a meager 3.8% of the votes.

As for the “special” cookie flavors, there was once again a clear winner. For both the entire school and each individual grade, the brownie took first place. The Crosstown Cookie, which is actually a layer of frosting sandwiched between 2 cookies, took last for every grade except the Juniors. The Junior’s least favorite is the Strawberry Cookie, earning 9.4% of votes.

DECA, formerly known as Distributive Education Clubs of America, “is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with over 152,000 members in all 50 United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Germany.” Norman North’s DECA chapter sells cookies to teach students about entrepreneurship and business management. They sell on Tuesdays and Fridays, or what we call “Cookie Days.” Throughout the cookie-day, DECA students go door-to-door to sell cookies, water bottles, and other drinks. Rooms have signage on the door indicating whether or not that particular class can be asked for sales. Cookies are also available during upperclassmen and freshman lunch in the North Place. Cookies cost $1 per package of two cookies.