Girl Scouts Announce New Gluten-Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

The start of the new year doesn’t just mean parties, champagne toasts and resolutions. It’s now Girl Scout cookie season!

The annual tradition officially kicks off on Wednesday, and those pint-sized, green-sashed saleswomen have a new cookie in their 2019 line-up to wow you with. Say hello to Caramel Chocolate Chip.

The new chewy treat, first announced in August, is made with semi-sweet chocolate chips, caramel and a hint of sea salt, according to the Girl Scouts. The last cookie to be introduced was the S’more for the 2017 sales season, though it actually debuted in 2016 on National S’mores Day, Aug. 10.

The Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie also has the added advantage of being gluten-free. The Girl Scouts first introduced gluten-free cookies nationally in 2015.

The price of a box of cookies is set locally by each of the 112 Girl Scout councils.

A single serving, comprising three Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies, has 170 calories, 12 grams of sugar and eight grams of fat.

“Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, cookie customers help fund life-changing Girl Scout experiences while building the next generation of female entrepreneurs,” Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo said in a statement. “And because all Girl Scout Cookie proceeds stay local to power year-round troop projects and activities, when you buy Girl Scout Cookies, you are making an investment in girls and in your local community.”

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SOURCE: USA Today, Zlati Meyer