Girl Scout Cookies nutritional information

By BreC Latest Reply 2015-02-09 08:51:44 -0600
Started 2015-02-06 17:39:50 -0600

Have you, like me, been bombarded by children and grandchildren wanting you to buy some Girl Scout Cookies. I have not bought any but did search the nutritional information and found a link.
I always preferred the peanut butter ones. Thin mints are my second choice.

11 replies

GabbyPA 2015-02-09 08:51:44 -0600 Report

I suppose they are no worse than any cookie. Knowing your portion size is crucial and who can eat just 4 thin mints? I avoid cookies because like potato chips, I can't eat just one. Like you, I will often just donate to the girls. I used to be one, so I remember how it was to be part of that group. I enjoyed my years as a scout, and would hate to deny them that in our carb conscious world.

sweetslover 2015-02-07 08:11:02 -0600 Report

When my son was overseas with the marines, they received a shipment of girl scout cookies that had been donated. You have no idea what it meant to him to have this touch of home come his way in a very stressful situation.

BreC 2015-02-07 07:32:44 -0600 Report

Usually the GS's set up in front of the local Walmart Supercenter. I will donate what I can and sometimes buy from our grandkids for my husband to eat.

lilleyheidi 2015-02-06 23:51:33 -0600 Report

I don't buy them any more. I would, if the girls came to me, but I don't buy from the moms selling on FaceBook.
Thanks for the nutritional values, it's insane.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-06 20:39:45 -0600 Report

Hi Bred
I llove girl scout cookies, however they don't love me. I quit buying them about 5 years ago. I give a donation instead. VL

jayabee52 2015-02-07 04:26:14 -0600 Report

Howdy sweetness
There is a sketch on the movie "Addams family values" which have Wendsday and Pugsley manning a lemonade stand. A couple of GSs approach and ask "is your lemonade made from REAL lemons?"
On being told yes made with real lemons, they want them to buy some GS cookies. Wednsday asks "Are they made by real GSs. To which the GSs get flustered and walk away.

Remind me to tell you tomorrow something I learned about 6 mo ago about GS national.

Sybursu 2015-02-06 20:32:57 -0600 Report

We do donate to the Girl Scouts, but simply give them a dollar or two to go directly to their troop. It's about the same amount that they earn for selling a box of cookies. Of course we cannot eat them, but they are such sweet kids and I was a Girl Scout once upon a time.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-06 18:08:38 -0600 Report

I buy GS cookies every year…about a dozen boxes..most are given away..even before I was diagnosed…GS cookie season starts the end of this month were I am…I will still buy a dozen boxes..keep one or two in the house for the hubby..give a couple boxes to the grandkids and the rest to the neighbors..the same as always…I love that the girls are out there in all kinds of weather, working to raise money for an excellent cause..and I love the looks on their faces when I tell them I want a dozen boxes…Most of all I love the work ethic it teaches our girls…preaching session over..

sweetslover 2015-02-06 20:40:38 -0600 Report

I cannot even begin to estimate the number of boxes of cookies I sold as a Girl Scout. Now, my Granddaughter is a Daisy. Her troop practiced many life skills they would need in preparation for the sales. Of course, I bought a dozen boxes of cookies. My husband will eat most of them—they freeze beautifully.