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The best & worst girl scout cookies

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., January 23, 2012 - 1:55pm

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Brierley asks: Which Girl Scout cookie is your favorite? And does the nutrition information impact your choice?


Sadly these cookies are made with hydrogenated and genetically modified soy. For about $10/lb they aren't worth it to me. They also don't have as much flavor as they used to.


02/11/2013 - 2:28pm

My favorite cookie is the Dolce de Leche.
I never look at the nutrition information - this is a once-a-year treat.
Please support your local Girl Scouts! :-)


02/11/2012 - 6:44pm

Samoas and thin mints have long been my favorites. UGH! I will never buy them again and stick with Trefoils, which I also like. When did we start poisoning our children in the name of convenience? Shame on us. I think we can do a better job producing foods that are nutritious and flavorful. I see some progress has been made in that direction. Let's keep working on it for the good of all.


02/03/2012 - 4:00pm

They come once a year. I myself donate the money to the girls and tell them they can keep mine to resell their for making more money. They love it.


02/02/2012 - 1:42pm

I love Samoas/Caramel deLites, so it figures they're the most unhealthy Girl Scout cookie. I won't stop eating them completely, but I've only ordered one box versus my usual three (hey - I'll save them for the rest of the year, right?! Yea, that never happens...). There's no way I could ban these bad boys from my life!


01/29/2012 - 12:18pm

Samoas, Lemonades, Thin Mints & Tagalongs are truly yummy. I have in the past shared my box with co- workers. This would keep me in line with my desire to eat them. So now I cut back on these delicious cookies. I have found companies which imitate these very well much reduced calorie and w/o containing partially hydrogenated oil.
Thank you , this helped me to choose my treats better. And to remember to READ the labels ingredients


01/27/2012 - 10:33pm

My favorite cookie is the thin Mints and of course I can't eat just one, they are the best in taste for me but I do also love the Trefoils, my daughter loves the Tagalongs but she is thin and can eat as many as she likes. LOL..


01/27/2012 - 8:28pm

I LOOOOVE Samoas, and no the nutritional info doesn't bother me b/c I use lots of self-control and only have one.


01/26/2012 - 2:23pm

Nutrition information is the first thing I look at. I used to love them (Peanut Butter patties) but I won't eat any that contain partially hydrogenated anything.


01/25/2012 - 1:31pm

I love them all, calories, carbs and all. We all should contribute to what will help our young people's confidence. To buy their cookies tell them more than we like their cookies. We tell them they like, appreciate and want to help them. It gives them confidence in themselves.
Thank you girls. You are great, sweet, and delectable, just like your cookies.

Much Love,
Ms. Collins


01/24/2012 - 8:25pm

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