Girl Scouts introduce three new cookies

by Eric Schroeder
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NEW YORK — Girl Scouts of the USA, which tested gluten-free chocolate chip shortbread cookies in 20 select markets as part of the Girl Scouts’ 2013-2014 cookie sale, is introducing two new gluten-free cookies this cookie season.

The two new gluten-free offerings include: Toffee-tastic, buttery cookies with toffee bits, and Trios, made with peanut butter, chocolate chips and whole grain oats.

The Girl Scouts also are adding a third new cookie this season: Rah-Rah Raisin, which is described as an oatmeal raisin cookie with whole grain oats, raisins and Greek yogurt–flavored chunks.

Not all varieties are available in every market.

This year will mark the 98th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies and learning the basic skills and acumen they need to be leaders in business and sales, manage their personal and family finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence handling money. One hundred per cent of the net revenue raised through Girl Scout Cookie sales stays with local councils, and girls decide how their troop cookie money is spent.
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