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Girl Scouts Launch New Flavor for 2012: Savannah Smiles

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Savannah Smiles

The Girl Scouts of America are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year and, to mark the occasion, have introduced a brand new cookieto the Girl Scout cookie lineup: Savannah Smiles. Savannah Smiles are sugar-dusted, lemon flavored cookies that are described as being “cool and crisp, with just the right number of lemon chips to deliver tiny bursts of flavor.” They look and sound very similar to a Lemon Coolers, a cookie that the Girl Scouts featured a few years back but have since discontinued, which were very popular because they were zesty and quite different from the rest of the cookie lineup.

It is worth noting that the Savannah Smiles do not contain any partially hydrogenated oils, as per their ingredient list, and that many of the other Girl Scout cookies have also eliminated partially hydrogenated oils. Thin Mints and Samoas still include them, however.

Most girl scouts will start taking preorders for cookies within the next couple of weeks, and you’ll probably start seeing girls “boothing” outside local markets starting next month. The rest of the cookie lineup includes Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Dulce de Leche and Thank You Berry Munch.

If you can’t wait the few weeks that it’ll take to get your Girl Scout cookies this year, start out the season by baking a few batches of Homemade Girl Scout Cookies. You can’t go wrong with all natural Homemade Thin Mints or Homemade Samoas, and Homemade Lemon Coolers will deliver a burst of citrus.

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  • Here we only have two flavors, so wish we had more choices like this.

  • Amanda V
    January 6, 2012

    Of course my two favorite cookies are the ones that still have partially hydrogenated oils. Not that that will stop me from buying 2 boxes of each. OK maybe just one of each, and I’ll finally make the homemade ones this year! 🙂

  • Abby
    January 6, 2012

    I’ll give them a try, but Thin Mints will always be my fave! Sidenote: My mom almost named my sister Savannah because of the movie “Savannah Smiles.” (She went with Susanne as her middle name, instead!)

  • Bree
    January 8, 2012

    These are only going to be available in certain areas, it depends on which bakery your girl scouts get their cookies from. So ask the girls, but don’t be surprised if they don’t have them.

  • Rene - Epic Baker
    January 9, 2012

    One wonders why they just didn’t bring back Lemon Coolers.

    I was hoping that for the 100 year anniversary they would bring back some of the old cookies. I remember from when I was Daisy/Brownie we sold Juliet cookies which were similar to linzer cookies. They were delicious!

  • Napmom
    January 9, 2012

    I live on the East Coast US. We had these a few eyars ago… and I just bought a pack this Fall. These are defintiely not new, but I keep seeing that people think they are.

  • Kimberly
    January 9, 2012

    I haven’t bought a girl scout cookie in years. For some reason they are disgustingly too sweet for me, it’s like opening a bag of sugar and pouring it down my mouth. So gross. I used to be a girl scout and can’t imagine ever liking those nasty cookies, but I was a kid and kids love sugar!!

    Good luck to the ladies who sell the obese making cookies, and I’ll put in my ear plugs when my friend eats 4 boxes to herself then complains she needs to lose weight.

  • Kristi
    January 9, 2012

    As I understand things, there are two main bakery companies that the Girl Scouts use in the US. In my area (Eastern Missouri), we must use the “other” one these past few years. Tagalongs are “Peanut Butter Patties” and Samoas are “Caramel Delites”. No Savannah smiles, but we have something called “Lemonades”. No Thank You Berry Munch, but Thanks A Lot (which are shortbread with a chocolate bottom). The cookies are slightly different too.

    Also, some parts of the country sell cookies at other times of year than late winter/early spring.

  • keeta worley
    January 24, 2012

    There should have been a new ice cream
    To go with the new cookies. Also another
    Way to BOOST the economy. And help out

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