Girl Scout Cookie season is something that many of us cookie-lovers look forward to every year and it starts right after the holidays, with the first cookie sales getting underway in mid-January. The Girl Scouts mix up their cookie line up and add new cookies that offer regular customers something a little different almost every year. In the past, the Girl Scouts have added low fat cookies, gluten free cookies and vitamin-infused cookies to keep up with popular food trends, as well as maintaining their lineup of classic flavors. This year, I was disappointed to learn that no new cookies will be appearing in the lineup. The cookies that were released last year – Toffee-tastic, Trios and Rah-Rah Raisins – will all still be available, along with the classics such as Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas. Toffee-tastics and Trios, both of which are certified gluten free cookie options, were only available in select markets and it appears that their distribution may still be limited, though they will likely be more widely available than last year.
While I appreciate the classic cookies, I like the variety offered by the new cookie flavors and always look forward to trying them. It seems that the Girl Scouts has decided to focus on their new digital ordering system than on the cookie lineup this year, so we’ll not only have to see how cookie sales do now that online orders are available, but if the Girl Scouts mix up the lineup next season.