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    Girl Scouts Debut New Gluten-Free Cookie for 2019

    Jefferson Adams
    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

      Girl Scouts of America has a new gluten-free cookie and it's on sale near you.

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    Celiac.com 01/15/2019 - The annual Girl Scout cookie season is kicking off for 2019 with some fresh new cookies, including the gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip. The Scouts’ newest treat is flavored with semi-sweet chocolate chips, caramel and a hint of sea salt. 

    The gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie is the first new Girl Scout cookie since their popular S’mores was introduced in 2016, and the first new gluten-free cookie since the Girl Scouts first introduced gluten-free cookies nationally in 2015. Each Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie has just under 60 calories, 4 grams of sugar and just under 3 grams of fat. Other traditional Girl Scout favorites include Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Samoas and Trefoils.

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    The Girl Scouts have two other gluten-free offerings: Toffee-tastic, a buttery cookie with sweet and crunchy golden toffee bits, and Trios, a peanut butter oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips.

    The Girl Scout Cookie Program is committed to promoting entrepreneurial and business skills in girls. According to a statement by Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo “…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."

    Cookies prices may vary regionally, as they are set individually by each of the local 112 Girl Scout councils. To buy Girl Scout cookies, including their newest gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip, download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app or go to Girlscoutcookies.org and enter your zip code.

    Have you tried the Girl Scouts’ new gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip or other gluten-free cookies yet? If you do, please chime in and let us know your thoughts.


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    I tried the Toffee-tastic when it was the first gluten-free cookie. Sorry, but I found it disgusting. I will consider trying one of the other two since I have a little friend selling them. 

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    Do the gluten-free cookies contain yeast, yeast extract, dairy or egg?

    These are gluten cross-reactors.

    Many in the non-celiac community are searching for gluten-free products in order to sustain good health.

    Bravo girl scouts!

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    6 hours ago, Guest Stacy kinser said:

    Is there any cross contamination with these and gluten cookies?  I ate 3 last night and I had a flair up with that I usually get when have had gluten.

    No these are certified gluten-free and are made in a dedicated facility.  However, these are made with oats and some celiacs react to oats — gluten free or not.  Plus, these are a processed food.  You could be reacting to something other than gluten.

    Me?  I am an adult Girl Scout who has celiac disease.  

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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