As some of you may know, this past year graced us with some exciting news regarding Girl Scout Cookies. For the first time, Girl Scouts are now offering a gluten-free cookie! The cookie, a bite sized, chocolate chip shortbread cookie, boasts no artificial flavors or colors, no high fructose corn syrup, palm oil or hydrogenated oils, and of course no gluten. They will come in a 5-ounce re-sealable pouch.
This year is a pilot test of the cookie and it will unfortunately only be available through 20 Girl Scout councils (you can click here to find out where). The good news is, if sales go well, next year the cookie will be sold nationwide.
While that is amazing news for the gluten-free community, I’m not going to beat around the bush here. When the Girl Scouts come a-knockin’, we all need to do two things: one, buy out their supply of gluten-free chocolate chip cookies to make certain the pilot succeeds. Two, tell them to report back to their local leaders that we want Thin Mints. I repeat: We. Want. Thin. Mints. Make it happen, folks.
And for those of you real Thin Mint fans out there who don’t necessarily want to wait for the Girl Scouts to begin selling gluten-free Thin Mints, Glutenista has a delicious recipe so you can make your own. Just click here to check it out for yourself. Enjoy!
Giliah Librach is a regular contributor to the CeliAct Blog. You can find Giliah on Google+.