Move over Thin Mints, there’s a new cookie in town


Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains are ringing in the new year with the roll-out of a brand new cookie, new cookie box packaging and new technology.

Cookie sales are under way in Hood County and continue through Feb. 24. At various times each weekend, Girl Scout groups will be selling their famous cookies in front of the local grocery stores.

With the new Mango Crème cookie, the delicious has been made nutritious. The latest addition to the Girl Scout cookie lineup is a tangy, refreshing tropical treat: a crunchy vanilla and coconut cookie with a mango-flavored crème filling that contains nutrients and vitamins from fruit such as cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, and grapes.

All boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have a new look this year. The iconic Girl Scout Cookie package showcases the five financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills that the Cookie Program teaches girls.

The Cookie Program will also expand the use of eco-friendly packaging this year. An eco-friendly package for the Thanks-a-Lot Girl Scout Cookie was introduced in 2010. This single change saved 150 tons of paperboard from going into America’s waste stream. Plus, this packaging made it possible to ship more cookies on a truck, saving an estimated 2,600 gallons of diesel fuel a year. This year, eco-friendly packaging will be used for the Thanks-a-Lot and Lemonade cookies.