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New Girl Scout Cookies With Mango & Vitamins Are Ruining All the Fun

by Adriana Velez on January 15, 2013 at 1:33 PM

mango cremesHey everybody, there's a new Girl Scout cookie on the block! Introducing Mango Cremes With Nutrifusion™. It's a "better for you" cookie, the first of its kind for the Girl Scouts. The treat has a mango-flavored filling between two vanilla cookies. It's slightly lower in saturated fats than some of the other cookies. And it has a whopping 5 percent RDI of vtamins A, C, D, E, and B6 per serving. Whoa, nutrient-rich-ish cookies. What's not to love, right?

Oh, in case you're wondering what Nutrifusion™ is, it's an exciting new ingredient made from natural whole food concentrates of "cranberry, pomegranate, orange, grape, strawberry, and shiitake mushrooms." Which begs the question -- why not just eat pomegranates, oranges, grapes, strawberries, and shitake mushrooms instead if nutrition is what you really want?

And the answer to that question is because you want a cookie, that's why. And because you want to support the Girl Scouts of America. But probably mostly the cookie part.

What we have here is a tragic case of cookie overreach. The Girl Scouts have gotten a lot of guff over their super-unhealthy cookies. They responded by ditching the high fructose corn syrup, which was a smart move. But there's a difference between getting rid of the artificial chemical crap in your cookies and trying to re-make cookies into something that's actually GOOD for you when it's obviously not. When I eat a cookie, I want it to be an act of decadence. Otherwise it's no fun!

Something tells me these Mango Cremes With Nutrifusion™ are actually Probably Not Really Nutritious™. Like, if you want to eat some healthy food, Try Eating Some Broccoli™. Furthermore, perhaps You're Expecting Too Much From a Cookie™. Know what I mean?

Now pass me another Samoa.

What do you think of the idea of putting nutrient-like ingredients into cookies?


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  • Tracys2


    January 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    I don't know, but I suspect it's more of a justification thing. 

    Personally, I'd rather have one amazing but unhealthy dessert each week than a diet one every night. If I eat something unhealthy, it's because I love it. I don't love GS cookies, so I don't eat them.

  • sab1207


    January 15, 2013 at 2:18 PM
    i wouldnt eat them me and my daughter tried them last night at a girl scout meeting and ewwwww they tasted and smelled like perfume! everybody who tried one could only take one bite before we all threw them away! i wouldnt waste 4 dollars on a nasty cookie now the others o yes i will lol
  • handy...


    January 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Nope, nope, nope.... Only homebaked cookies made with natural ingredients for me.  Not several times a day, but once or twice a week.  

  • qlarue


    January 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Check the ingredients.  There is no mango in the Mango Creme cookies. 

  • elasmimi


    February 1, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    We are selling Girl Scout cookies for the first time this year, and no one has bought any of these. I doubt they will be back next year.

  • MamaB...


    February 1, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    I can see people buying them but I'll stick to the Samoas lol

  • ceciliam


    February 1, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    I would try them! I still prefer to make homemade, though!

  • Madel...


    February 1, 2013 at 12:26 PM


  • kellynh


    February 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Thin mints please

  • Kayla...


    February 2, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    why not?

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