This is your last week to pick up your beloved Girl Scout Cookies! New packaging has been unveiled this year. Girl Scouts of the USA and ABC Bakers are committed to sustainability and preservation of critical natural resources by eliminating the carton on Thanks-A-Lot®, Lemonades™, and Cranberry Citrus Crisps and purchasing Green Palm Oil Certificates –Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Two new flavors unveiled this year:
· Cranberry Citrus Crisps are crispy cookies made with whole grain, full of tangy cranberry bits and zesty citrus flavor. It has 9g of whole grain per serving and made with real fruit and does not contain high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils or palm oil, artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors. The texture is very crispy, like an English biscuit and would go great with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The cranberries really stand out in flavor and have a chewy texture.
· Chocolate Chip Shortbreads are made with chocolate chips nestled in bite-size, gluten-free shortbread cookies. They are made with real chocolate chips and butter and do not contain artificial flavors or colors, high fructose corn syrup, palm oil, or hydrogenated oils. You can even tell that these are gluten free. They taste just like a chocolate chip shortbread cookie. The chocolate chips are soft and just melt in your mouth. The shortbread tastes buttery and works well with the chocolate chips.
Here’s a story of Girl Scout success:
As a top cookie seller in Orange County, Girl Scout Junior Ella Chang from Tustin knows a thing or two about setting goals and taking action to make them a reality. In her first year selling cookies as a Girl Scout Brownie in 2012, Ella was the #4 cookie seller in Orange County, selling 3,578 boxes. Last year, she set the bar even higher and sold 3,642 boxes – becoming the #2 seller from over 16,000 participating Girl Scouts. Ella was motivated by her troop’s plan to use their cookie proceeds to help others. The troop donated their proceeds to sister Girl Scouts in New York who were affected by Superstorm Sandy.
In 2013, more than 16,000 Orange County Girl Scouts sold more than two and a half million packages of cookies, earning funds for their troop activities, camp, community service projects, travel and more. All Girl Scout Cookie proceeds stay in Orange County to provide leadership experiences, safe facilities, trained volunteers and financial aid for more than 22,000 Girl Scouts.
Where to find them:
· Sales in front of local stores through March 9, 2014.
· Girl Scout Cookie Booth Locator
For more information:
GIVEAWAY: If you’re an Orange County, CA resident and would like to win a box of Girl Scout Cookies, please use one of these methods to enter:
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· Please enter by March 9, 2014. 2 winners will be announced on March 10, 2014.