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New Girl Scout Cookies in 2015

Updated on December 25, 2014

Rah-Rah Raisins on the Rise

For Girl Scouts in America, there will be an additional cookie added to the dream team's classic line up. Rah-Rah Raisins will be one of the two new cookies added to most order forms. To make room for this cookie, Thank You Berry Munch, has been benched for this season. Some say that adding these new raisin cookies will be a bad idea. A taster from the GSCNC 100 Top Cookie Sellers event had said "Personally I think RRR {Rah-Rah Raisins} is a bad idea." This person complained that the cookies were too dry and too similar to Thank You Berry Munch but with raisins instead of cranberries. Another person had added on commenting "Raisins! YUCK! It's the food that looks like chocolate chips, then disappoints when you bite it and realize it's not chocolate". Several further comments of agreement were added later on the topic of this new cookie. The closest defense to these complained upon cookies were saying that they love non-Girl Scout oatmeal raisin cookies.

Though most seem skeptic and unconvinced about these cookies, most Girl Scout councils are still grasping a little strand of hope for those who do enjoy some oatmeal raisin cookies. Especially the ones coming from some smiling girls with a sash full of patches.

Rah-Rah Raisin Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Calories 120
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 17 g6%
Sugar 7 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 135 mg6%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients

  • Enriched Flour
  • Whole Grain Oats
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Sugar
  • Raisins
  • Greek Yogurt Flavored Pieces
  • Brown Sugar
  • 2% or less Invert Sugar
  • Backing Soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Natural and Artificial Flavors

ALLERGY INFO
CONTAINS WHEAT, MILK AND SOY INGREDIENTS.

Toffee-tastic Turning Up

The other of the two cookies that will be on the rooster for 2015 is Toffee-tastic. This new cookie is described by Girl Scouts as a crispy, buttery cookies packed with golden toffee bits. Toffee-tastic is a gluten-free option provided by Little Brownie Bakers for Girl Scouts. Upon the Girl Scouts request of course, but I can see why. Gluten-free cookies from last season had blown up. Jess Hoffman from a girl scout organization explained how gluten-free cookie options really hit an expansion in 2014. He says in his local email blast, “Last year we had people calling from all over to get our gluten free cookie, because they wanted them but could not get them in their area”. If a gluten-free cookie is a big hit, Girl Scouts are smart to be introducing yet another potential addition to the original dream team.

In addition, Toffee-tastic was stated by Girl Scouts to only be a "while supplies last" type of thing. Looks to me like Girl Scouts is seeing if the same results of expansion in past gluten-free cookies will happen again with a different type to find the key to make the cookie seasons grow even more.

Only downfall, due to the expensive ingredients of making these cookies gluten-free; toffee-tastic will be priced one dollar higher than all other cookies. I know, sad face. But according to Girl Scouts it is the only way to keep gluten-free cookies flowing.

Toffee-tastic Nutrition

Due to a rule by Hubpages where you can only use the nutrition tool once per Hub, I am forced to write my nutrition through text. :(

Calories - 140 | Calories from Fat - 70

Total Fat - 7g

Saturated Fat 4g

Carbohydrate - 19g

Sugars - 7g

Fiber - 0g

Protein - 0g

Cholesterol - 10mg

Sodium - 90mg

Ingredients

  • Rice Flour
  • Tapioca Starch
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Palm Oil
  • Brown Rice Flour
  • Butter Toffee Bits
  • Invert Sugar
  • 2% or less salt
  • Soy Lecthin
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Baking Soda

ALLERGY INFO

CONTAINS MILK AND SOY INGREDIENTS

Little Brownie Bakers
Little Brownie Bakers
ABC Bakers
ABC Bakers

Varying Bakers

However, these new cookies are only adopted in certain areas your local Girl Scouts are in. The reason for this is because some councils choose to use ABC Bakers as their supplier. The bakers vary from place to place. Since the bakers vary, the selections of cookies on the menu changes. These selections may be as little as a name change in similar cookies or as big a change as the actual cookies. In this case, Little Brownie Bakers uses Rah-Rah Raisins and Toffee-tastic and ABC Bakers uses Trios, and several other cookies, as their gluten-free contribution to Girl Scouts.

Don't be fooled, prices don't usually depend on the baker. Prices are decided by councils themselves (usually the prices are either $4 or $5 per cookie box). Just because a council has decided on a baker doesn't mean that the price depends on that alone, just the opinions of the council in charge of the troops in that designated area.

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