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Girl Scouts Urged to Drop Claims Suggesting New Cookie is Good For You

Well, first, I was excited to see a new cookie debut from the Girl Scouts and the new flavor, mango.....yum.   Then I noticed some backlash about how the cookie could be marketed.   According to this link,  Girl Scouts Urged to Drop Bogus Claims Equating Cookies with Fruit  the public is urged not to buy into claims this new cookie is the correct way to consume nutrients, associating cookies to good health is a bad habit to form. 

What do you think, get nutrients in the way you can (like to our little picky eaters) or do you agree this is a bad association to make?

Oh, I would love someone to tell us how they taste if they do take a palate plunge.  :) 

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I love Girl Scout cookies and I already shared a box with my daughter and bought another for a friend. I will probably buy more! I don't think they should market these cookies at all...there is enough junk food being marketed to kids already. Girl Scouts should send a better message than that. I don't know why they now sell them at grocery stores and other public places either. 

They could at least make the new cookie each year a healthy one and play around with different degrees of healthy, organic and fair trade ingredients...one year it could be a no-bake cookie or a raw foods cookie or snack, or a granola bar, etc.

It would be nice if they also had a cookie that was made in an facility free of some of the main allergens like nuts, eggs, fish, gluten, wheat, etc. 

Come on-they are Girl Scout cookies!...can't we just for once forget about all this health food nonsense!  First off Girl Scouts cookies are American made and there is a reasoning behind the selling of cookies.  Who cares if it is done in front of a grocery store.  When my daughter was a Girl Scout we sold cookies in front of grocery stores, sport stores and even craft stores.  The point behind selling Girl Scout cookies is instilling a work ethic and how to learn how to work in the world, it is about business, how to earn money and how to spend it.  The cookie sales are how most troops earn their "spending" money.   Yes, it is wrong to advertise the cookies as "healthy".  Just make it a "new" cookie w/ fruit.  What is the difference between what the Girl Scouts are doing and advertisers saying that Fruit Chews/Rollups are made w/ "real fruit"....you darn well that too is a misnomer.  Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.  I'd hate to see the Girl Scouts change their AWESOME and most delish cookies just because Americans are either too lazy to just say no to the cookies or are to stubborn to realize everything (including Girl Scout cookies) are healthy in MODERATION!!!

If it ain't broke, then don't fix it!!

I guess it was broke though... they have fixed it before.

Girl Scout Cookies followed suit in the mid 90s when the rest of the world was reducing trans fat. They still taste pretty good to me! Maybe we will see another ingredient change soon.

They are trying to keep us happy with their delicious cookies, while also teaching the girls about making healthy choices, which isn't easy. 

Trust me, I don't want to see these cookies go either! I meant "A" (just one) new healthy cookie each year would be good, keeping the traditional cookies the same (basically).

Everything is "healthy" in moderation? I hope my kids don't think that! Candy bars now...alcohol in a few years...just kidding. But, something doesn't "become" healthy because it is eaten in moderation. It has to be healthy to begin with. They shouldn't be claiming the cookies are "healthy".

Who can manage to eat those cookies in moderation anyway? I know I can't!

I hate this time of year...between the Caburry Easter Eggs and the Girl Scout Cookies.

I agree with you, Jmarr. I love those cookies. My daughter is selling them, and I bought twenty boxes; however, not everything can be called healthy, even if eating in moderation.

Jmarr said:

I guess it was broke though... they have fixed it before.

Girl Scout Cookies followed suit in the mid 90s when the rest of the world was reducing trans fat. They still taste pretty good to me! Maybe we will see another ingredient change soon.

They are trying to keep us happy with their delicious cookies, while also teaching the girls about making healthy choices, which isn't easy. 

Trust me, I don't want to see these cookies go either! I meant "A" (just one) new healthy cookie each year would be good, keeping the traditional cookies the same (basically).

Everything is "healthy" in moderation? I hope my kids don't think that! Candy bars now...alcohol in a few years...just kidding. But, something doesn't "become" healthy because it is eaten in moderation. It has to be healthy to begin with. They shouldn't be claiming the cookies are "healthy".

Who can manage to eat those cookies in moderation anyway? I know I can't!

I hate this time of year...between the Caburry Easter Eggs and the Girl Scout Cookies.

It's a cookie.  I don't think anyone's going to confuse it with health food no matter how it's marketed, LOL.

I couldn't order Girl Scout cookies this year -- I'm on an "eat" and I'm having to avoid anything tempting or I'll just eat it ALL.  Yes, I'm weak :P

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