The Best & Worst Girl Scout Cookies (Page 3)

The Least Healthy Choice(s): Caramel deLites

(also called Samoas in certain locations, see separate nutrition information.)
Serving size = 2 cookies
Nutrition Information per serving: 140 calories (70 calories per cookie), 7 g total fat, 6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 85 mg sodium, 19 g total carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 13 g sugars, 1 g protein.

Compared to the others, Caramel deLites deliver the most saturated fat (one serving is 30 percent of your daily value) and although it’s labeled as containing 0 grams of trans fat, the ingredient list includes partially hydrogenated oil. (There’s a loophole in labeling laws: if a serving delivers less than 0.5 gram of trans fat, it can be labeled as containing 0 grams of trans fat, which is why you need to check the ingredient list for the phrase “partially hydrogenated [insert name, such as palm or coconut] oil") Caramel deLites also have the most sugar of all the cookies—in fact, sugar is the first ingredient (most of the others list flour first).

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