Girl Scouts Announce 3 New Cookies! But Are They Better Than Thin Mints?

by John Boone 12:35 PM PST, January 05, 2015
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Not that it matters — because we know you’re just going to order Thin Mints — but the Girl Scouts are introducing three new cookies this year. They don’t sound as good as Thin Mints anyway:

Rah-Rah Raisins: An oatmeal raisin cookie, with “whole grain oats, plump, juicy raisins, and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks.”

A step up from last year’s addition, the Cranberry Citrus Crisp. So maybe throw a box in at checkout, since now you can order them online and have them delivered right to your door.

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The other two are Girl Scout’s new gluten-free set: Toffee-tastic: “Buttery” cookies with golden toffee bits, and Trios: Peanut butter cookies with “real chocolate chips, real butter, and certified gluten-free whole grain oats.”

“There are no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no high-fructose corn syrup, no palm oil, and no hydrogenated oils,” the Girl Scouts say of the latter additions. “[They] are produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility and certified gluten-free."

Last year the Girl Scouts of America tested their first gluten-free cookie, the Chocolate Chip Shortbread, but apparently that didn’t make the cut.

Here is the official, updated ranking of all Girl Scout Cookies: 1. Samoas (you thought it was going to be Thin Mints, didn’t you? Nope, it’s Samoas, which are called Samoas and not Caramel deLites. Get out of here with that rebranding.) 2. Thin Mints. 3. Everything else that doesn’t matter.

What goes best with a box of Girl Scout Cookies? A Friends binge-fest on Netflix, of course. And here are all the episodes you need to watch: