Girl Scouts of the United States of America announces new gluten-free cookie for upcoming 2019 season

By Gill Hyslop contact

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The Girl Scouts of the United States of America has added another gluten-free cookie to cater for the growing number of people following a gluten-free diet. Pic: Girl Scouts of America
The Girl Scouts of the United States of America has added another gluten-free cookie to cater for the growing number of people following a gluten-free diet. Pic: Girl Scouts of America

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The non-profit organization’s cookie portfolio will see the addition of another gluten-free variant to cater to shifting and increasingly popular food industry trends.

The Caramel Chocolate Chip gluten-free cookie is the latest to join the Girls Scouts popular lineup, which will be available to US customers in selected areas during the 2019 season, which typically runs from February to April.

According to a statement from the organization, the chewy Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie features caramel, semi-sweet chocolate chips and a touch of sea salt.

A full nutrition panel is available electronically for the cookie, which contains 170 calories, 8g of fat and 2g of protein per three-cookie serving.

The new addition brings the total of Girl Scout cookie varieties to 12, including another gluten-free offering: Toffee-tastic, a buttery cookie with crunchy toffee bits.

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America was founded 102 years ago and today has more than 2.6 million members, including 1.8 million girls between the ages of five and 18, and 800,000 adults.

Its cookie business is estimated to be worth $800m. The money raised is used to develop local leadership training activities, summer camps and other activities.

According to a 2016 study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute, 85% of the 40,000 Girl Scouts surveyed said Cookie Program had helped them learn how to set goals and manage money, 88% said it help them become effective decisionmakers and 94% said they learned business ethics.

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