Girl Scout Cookies Slim Down

Back in July, the New York Times reported that sales of 100-calorie snack packs (registration required) are now in excess of $200 million a year. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the Girl Scouts are cashing in on the craze. According to fitness blogger FitSugar, boxes of this year’s new Cinna-Spins Girl Scout cookies contain five 100-calorie packs of 15 cinnamon cookies. But Erin Zimmer at Serious Eats isn’t so jazzed about them, writing that they’re “Not thick and chewy like a normal cookie (that has fat), they’re thin like paper. The way they want you to look.”

For better or for worse, not all Girl Scouts will be selling the new Cinna-Spins—the Charlotte Observer explains that each troop orders from one of two national bakers (either Little Brownie Bakers or ABC Bakers). Only ABC is pushing the 100-calorie cookie packs, so pick your troop with care if you’d like to try them. Both bakers are still offering the classics, for those who really don’t care how many calories are in a Samoa.

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