Source: Girl Scouts
It's the best time of the year — Girl Scouts cookie season. Girls across the country are doling out boxes upon boxes of those addictive treats, including three new flavors. Toffee-tastic, Trios, and Rah-Rah Raisins will be available during selling season (now through April). What's even better? Toffee-tastic, a buttery cookie with toffee bits, and Trios, a peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie with whole grain oats, are gluten free. It will be the first time in almost a century of selling cookies that the GSUSA will be offering a gluten-free option nationally. Don't forget to try Rah-Rah Raisins too — an oatmeal raisin cookie with whole grain oats, raisins, and Greek-yogurt-flavored chunks. FYI, buying Girl Scout cookies is easier than ever this year with a new online system. However, there's one caveat. You'll need to be given access by a Girl Scout herself to become a "digital cookie customer." We snagged a few boxes of the new flavors to try them so you don't have to. Here's what we thought:
The Rah-Rah Raisins taste like a healthier Girl Scouts cookie with plenty of chewy raisins and a nice saltiness. Many enjoyed the spices and crunchy texture, but most decided these just don't compete with the originals like Thin Mints and shortbread cookies.
Tasters really loved the crunchy toffee bits in Toffee-Tastic; however, many could not get over the sandy texture of the gluten-free cookie. But for those who are abstaining from wheat and are nostalgic for the classic shortbreads, these cookies have a similar buttery flavor and are a fairly decent alternative.
— Additional reporting by Anna Monette Roberts