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Girl Scouts Add Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie to 2014 Lineup
Posted By Nicole On January 21, 2014 @ 7:11 am In Food News | 10 Comments
Every year, the Girl Scouts launch their fundraising cookie sale to raise money both for local troops and for the regional Girl Scout councils. Some cookies have been included in the sale for decades, such as the Trefoil shortbread cookies and Thin Mints, but new cookie are also added to the lineup every year, often reflecting the food trends of the rest of the country. This year, the lineup includes the first gluten free cookie option from the Girl Scouts, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. The cookies are made with “real chocolate chips and real butter,” and contain no artificial flavors, colors, or high fructose corn syrup. Unlike other Girl Scout cookies, these will not be available in traditional boxes, but will be sold in resealable foil pouches. The pouches make it very clear that these cookies are different from the rest of the lineup, so there won’t be any confusion with the gluten free and traditional cookies.
With so many people interested in eating Gluten Free, both for health reasons and fad-diet reasons, these cookies should appeal to a large group of cookie lovers and are likely to be more popular than the vitamin-boosted cookies from last year that didn’t make it back to the sale in 2014. The gluten free cookies are only going to be available in some markets this year, though if they are popular it is likely that the Girl Scouts will keep them on the list for next cookie season, as well. You’ll be able to find them easily if one of the following is your nearest Girl Scout Council:
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