If you’ve ever visited your local grocery store, pharmacy, or anywhere else on the planet during Girl Scout Cookie Season, you know it’s a feeding frenzy of people that NEED THEIR GIRL SCOUT COOKIES. Years ago, my daughter was a Girl Scout and had an amazing experience (with a ton of badges to prove it)! Sadly, during that time, my daughter and I had already been diagnosed with Celiac Disease. It was painful seeing stacks of cookies and knowing we couldn’t partake.
Fast forward to 2015: the Girl Scouts stepped up their cookie game and recognized the need for gluten-free options. As we enter 2019, Girl Scouts of the USA kicked it up another notch with an exciting addition – the Gluten-Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Girl Scout Cookie featuring rich caramel, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt in a chewy cookie. This latest gluten-free cookie offering is made by ABC Bakers, is certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility, and meets a 10 parts per million standard set by the GFCO.
The gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip will join the returning gluten-free Toffee-tastic cookie, a rich, buttery cookie with sweet, crunchy, golden toffee bits (introduced in 2015) available in select areas. Toffee-tastic is made by Little Brownie Bakers.
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Each gluten-free cookie is offered in select Girl Scout council markets, and consumers can find Girl Scouts selling cookies near them by visiting www.girlscoutcookies.org. For more information about Girl Scouts, including how to join or volunteer, visit www.girlscouts.org/join.
Please note: while Girl Scout Cookies do contain gluten-free oat flour and is certified gluten-free, there is an ongoing discussion on true gluten-free oats within our community. Read more about gluten-free Purity Protocol Oats here.
Girls Scouts U.S.A. is 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) to change the world. They are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.