Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Watch out for Girl Scout Cookies....

This blog title could indicate that you should keep an eye out for Girl Scout Cookies (this is indeed the time of year when they start to hock their wares....).  Or it could mean that you should beware of Girl Scout Cookies.  You decide. 

I always want Samoas.  Other cookies, too, but oh Samoas are so goooood. But then i looked up the  ingredients of these cookies.  

Argh some have HFCS and some don't (it seems to depend on which commercial bakery baked your cookies).

 Under the FAQ section of the Girl Scout Cookie website, you can read about these two commercioal bakeries:

Q: Who bakes Girl Scout Cookies?
A: Two commercial bakers are licensed by the national Girl Scout organization, Girl Scouts of the USA, to produce Girl Scout Cookies: ABC/Interbake Foods and Little Brownie Bakers.

Turns out these two commercial bakeries not only have different recipes/formulas (with different ingredient lists) but also different names for their cookies. (for the full list with both sets of names, see this link.)

Based on information from their website, Little Brownie Bakers has only one variety of GS cookie that has HFCS (and it's the Dulce de Leche cookie.) 

ABC/Interbake, on the other hand has only a couple that do not have HFCS.  In fact, even their reduced fat Daisy Go Rounds have HFCS in them. 

But wow, regardless of the bakery, even the ones that don't have HFCS certainly have a lot of gross crap in them.

Thanks a lot, Girl Scouts.

(also contains HFCS, btw...)

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