Girl Scout cookie fans will soon have a gluten-free option

ABC Bakers will be working with a select group of Girl Scout councils to pilot the new Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies as part of the 2013-14 Cookie Sale
January 30, 2014 5:05:12 AM PST
The gluten-free diet is becoming more popular these days. And soon, you will be able to have a Girl Scout cookie that's gluten-free.

There are a couple of new items this year: the cranberry citrus crisp cookie, with whole grains and real cranberries. And those with gluten allergies might notice a package just for them.

This year, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies are being sold in select markets across the United States.

Only a handful of councils are participating in the gluten-free pilot project across the U.S., and the Houston-based Girl Scouts of San Jacinto was one of 20 selected to participate in the pilot project.

The cookies are made with real chocolate chips and real butter and contains no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no high fructose corn syrup, no palm oil and no hydrogenated oils. The cookies are available in a 5-ounce resealable foil pouch with 12 pouches per case.

For the full list of participating councils and more information about the cookies, visit www.abcsmartcookies.com.


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