I saw a headline today that said, “Girl Scouts Add Three New Cookies to Iconic Lineup” . . . and obviously I was thrilled. “So long, New Year’s resolution . . . the Girl Scouts want to fatten me up and I’m gonna let ’em!”
Then I saw what the new flavors are . . . and frankly my diet will be just fine.
Two of the new flavors are gluten free, so, yeah . . . PASS. And the third is filled with ingredients that sound “healthy” enough to make the cookies taste bad, but not healthy enough to actually make cookies a sensible part of a good diet.
The three flavors are:
1. Gluten-Free Trios. These are gluten-free peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies made from whole grain oats.
2. Gluten-Free Toffee-tastic. These are butter cookies with little toffee bits.
3. Rah-Rah Raisins. These are basically oatmeal raisin cookies with a bad-sounding twist. They’re made with whole grain oats, raisins, and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks.
But the three flavors won’t be available everywhere . . . the Girl Scouts are rolling them out in test markets this year.