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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?


I just purchased two boxes, thin mints and tagalongs. I was not happy later when I read the poor quality of ingredients. I'm giving the cookies away. I was in Girl Scouts for 8 years, quality of cookies have changed, smaller, cost up. Next year I will buy the shortbread, I enjoy buying from Girl Scouts, I understand they need the little money they receive from each box, use to be 25 cents for each box the girls worked hard for those cookies.


03/24/2016 - 10:52am

I don't feel like it is child labor since schools do the same with candy bars. Kids choose to do it for the prizes. I loved it as a child. I I would have a friend walk house to house with me even though he was a boy I did the same with his boy-scout popcorn. The girl scout cookies are not as good as they used to be... and there's no need for partially hydrogenated oil. I thought there where FDA bans on hydrogenated oil though when I looked at a box of girl scout cookies it was still in there.


03/09/2016 - 9:29pm

FDA allows listing 0 grams of trans-fat if the serving contains less than 0.5 (1/2) grams of Trans Fat.
Always read the ingredients for partially hydrogenated oils.


02/16/2016 - 9:31am

What about the Rah Rah Raisins?


02/01/2016 - 3:29pm

i love samoas probably cuz they are the least healthy... ;)


03/05/2014 - 7:54pm

The cookies were not the has a very plastic and artificial taste, plus It's double the price. $5.oo for one short sleeve. Needless to say, no more cookies for us. Thank you berry much!


02/21/2014 - 10:10pm

I'd buy more if there were healthier choices.


01/11/2014 - 9:50pm

Partially hydrogenated cotton seed oil is transfat and causes cancer. That means girlscout cookies cause cancer. The organization uses free child labor to push this garbage foot. Isn't unpaid child labor ilegal in this county? just say to these cute little death dalers


03/09/2013 - 4:08pm

My favorite is thin mints because they are so tasty and DELICIOUS!! the nutrition info does not impact my choice because they are yummy.
-Tyra Banks.


03/05/2013 - 6:45pm

Thank yoor dry much for mentioning the partially hydrogenated oil. I've known about the loophole and always look at the specific ingredients to make sure this type of fat is not listed before purchasing products. For this reason, I will not buy any Girl Scout cookies. Other manufacturers have reformulated their cookies and crackers, so I feel that the GS folks can, too--and that this organization in particular ought to be promoting awareness of substances potentially harmful to consumers' health, and certainly not marketing and profiting from products that contain such things.
--Suzy K.


02/24/2013 - 10:43pm

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