Girl Scouts Release Three New Cookies, Including Two Gluten-Free Flavors

01/05/2015 at 10:08 AM ET

New Girl Scout Cookies
Courtesy Girl Scouts

Good news, Girl Scout Cookie fans (a.k.a. everyone): Three new flavors are joining the cookie lineup for 2015.

The GSUSA announced Monday that Toffee-tastic, Trios and Rah-Rah Raisins will be available this selling season, which lasts from mid- to late-January until the end of April.

Watch out, Thin Mints.

Toffee-tastic (buttery cookies with toffee bits) and Trios (peanut butter, chocolate chips and whole grain oats) are both gluten-free, making this the first time in the 98-year Girl Scout cookie-selling history that a G-free cookie is available nationwide. Last year, the Scouts tested a gluten-free Chocolate Chip Shortbread in select markets.

The third new flavor, Rah-Rah Raisins, is an oatmeal raisin cookie with whole grain oats, raisins, and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks.

Last month, GSUSA announced that its cookies will be available for purchase online — so stocking up on these new treats will be easier than ever.

This news calls for a big, celebratory glass of cold milk — or a no-bake Girl Scout Cookie Ice Box Cake. Your choice.

—Morgan Gibson

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Rifreakindiculous on

I’m sorry, but are Girl Scout Cookies the latest to fall into Moochelle Obama’s anti-fat frenzy? Disgusting.

Anonymous on

Do thry

Kristen on

Our Brownie Troop does not have these available this selling season. There are two different bakers for Girl Scout cookies. My bet is only one of the manufacturers makes these. So this article is not accurate.


I love toffee in pretty much anything, but gluten-free baked goods are usually not good. And are there really that many people with celiac disease that they need two GF varieties? Anyway, the only variety that really matters is…SAMOAS!!!

LC on

Gross – I hope they stick with samoas and thin mints.

guest on

Do they come with a magnifying glass? Every year they get smaller.

Alissa on

Many of us are gluten intolerant (not celiac). So glad Girls Scouts is recognizing this! If only they made Thin Mints with a G-Free option…

Peppa on

None of them sound that appealing. Don’t think they will be best sellers. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

cbeckschott on

I have told them for years being a leader the need a sugar free cookie. None of these cookies sound good at all

Bhavana on

I like to support the Scouts, so I will buy one box each of Do-Si-Dos (my favorite) and thin mints for my husband and son. Buying more than one box is too tempting for someone who’s trying to watch her weight. Those gluten-free ones don’t sound very appetizing.

aks31497 on

I am the leader for my Daughters Daisy Troop and the Rah-Rah raisin is the only cookie available for purchase through our cookie sale flyers. Toffee-Tastic will not be available in our area until the cookie booths starts. I know in CT we have not heard of the Tiios cookies/

Scout on

They say end of January but I ordered 10 boxes on Ebay the week before Christmas and had them on the 27th.

Anonymous on

I’m not sure but I think you might be able to buy the new ones online even if they’re not available from sellers in your area. They don’t appeal to me though. I’m a Thin Mint girl all the way!

mardi from Oregon on

To all of you complaining about the gluten free options have NO idea how great this is, for us, who have no choice but to eat gluten free!! Excited to try the GF options this year!!!!!

Anonymous on

I think they need at least one sugar free selection.

wackyfiasco on

Rifreakindiculous, it has nothing to do with avoiding fat or weight gain: There is a growing number of people who are intolerant of wheat gluten (thank the prevalence of GMO wheat for that), and there are also many people with Celiac disease, for which consumption of gluten can even be life threatening.

This is also about enough economical demand existing for gluten free baked goods. Sure, we can have other sweets, but sometimes, it’s nice to have a cookie, and we’re willing to pay. 😉

D on

For those of you who had negative things to say about the GF options, YES there really IS that many people who have Celiac Disease. I am so thankful to the companies that are realizing that many people need to be on GF diets and have been putting in effort to give us options!! It is hard to go out to Dinner and many of us cant even enjoy the simple things, such as going to potlocuks, etc. Kudos to the Girl Scouts for giving us more than 1 option!! They are smart.

Sarah Brigham on

The feds raided a cookie factory in New Jersey where thousands of girl scouts were being forced to bake …

Anonymous on

I know it’s off topic, but PEOPLE magazine, you should realize we are using your website less after you changed it, because articles load way too slow!

nope on

I bought a few boxes back in 2013, the GS cookies are not as tasty as I remembered and are much smaller in size.

Eileen on

When are they ever going to offer a Vegan option?

@SAON, @ rifreakindiculous on

Really? Yes there are that many people with celiac disease. That includes children who are probably excited to have a gs cookie that they can actually eat. And no, gluten free has nothing to do with anti-fat. Go stuff your faces with samoas and keep your uneducated opinions to yourselves.

wolflord69 on

The one thing that gluten free foods need to be tasty…gluten.

Amy on

Eileen if you are reading this. Girl Scouts have made the Thin Mint vegan. I found out about this at my cookie training this year.

Also to anyone thinking of ordering online. If you order online and have it shipped to your home you will pay a substantial delivery fee. If you order online and know someone selling there is still a delivery charge, but it is a fairly lower charge.

Michele Hall on

I don’t know about getting gluten free cookies, but my favorite is the Lemonades & my husband likes the Thin Mints. 🙂

vero on

Thanks, but Girl Scouts Originals are still the best!!!
These don’t appeal.

Mike on

How common is celiac disease?

Celiac disease affects people in all parts of the world. Originally thought to be a rare childhood syndrome, celiac disease is now known to be a common genetic disorder. More than 2 million people in the United States have the disease, or about 1 in 133 people.How common is celiac disease?

Celiac disease affects people in all parts of the world. Originally thought to be a rare childhood syndrome, celiac disease is now known to be a common genetic disorder. More than 2 million people in the United States have the disease, or about 1 in 133 people.

There aren’t 133 comments in this thread, and already there are what….10 celiac deficient people? I call bullshit. All of you people who claim this are just riding the new fad. This is ridiculous. This is like women who claim they got pregnant on BC and then blame the birth control. A .1 % failure rate would mean that if 1000 women were using the exact same type of BC and USING it PROPERLY than 1 person out of those 1000 would get pregnant. Wow, most people seem to have a brutal concept of how much is actually happening in the world.

So yes, all the GF talk is necessary because there REALLY isn’t an issue….again 1 in 133…yet we’ve already got 10 deficient people in this thread…..Something doesn’t add up.

Erica on

“And are there really that many people with celiac disease that they need two GF varieties?”

Yes, about 1 in 133 have celiac disease (a genetic autoimmune disease) and even more have a sensitivity to gluten (non-celiac gluten sensitivity). So yes, there ARE that many people who are very excited that we finally have an opportunity to support Girl Scouts in their cookie sales and stay safe!

@mike on

Your lengthy comment is not needed. Obviously the people who are going to be most interested in this story are the people with celiac disease. So yes there can be a whopping 10 people on here who actually have it. I am one of those 10 and your comment about people jumping on a fad really pisses me off.

Gib Ennis - Socialista on

Hey, I see you have a Twitter account, do you tweet all your new blog posts?

Debi on

I am actually finding some of these comments rather comical and a little sad at the same time. If you don’t want to eat GF, then don’t eat GF. There are a lot of us who are unable to indulge in the annual ritual, for many different reasons. The Girl Scouts did not create and market two different cookies just for people with celiac disease, and those of you who think that are being extremely short sighted. This is not directed at those of you who suffer from celiac disease, but rather at those who don’t understand it. I love feeling like they made a special cookie just for me! I am 52, and had to eliminate gluten from my diet after enjoying many boxes of tag-alongs, my personal favorite. I do not have celiac disease, I have multiple sclerosis. Everyone is free to have (and share) their opinions. I, for one, am excited at the prospect of having a girl scout cookie!

Anonymous on

To those who thing it is “ridiculous” or stupid to have not one, but two gluten free items:

There are more than 2 Million people in the U.S. with Celiac Disease (about 1/133). This doesn’t count the number of people that have cut gluten from their diets do to health reasons like MS. When you have celiac, you CAN NOT digest gluten because it can actually lead to death from something like esophageal cancer. So no, they cannot cheat and have one bit of gluten. I personally think that it’s great they have brought options to those who are gluten-free & celiac. My father, who was diagnosed with celiac 4 years ago used to absolutely love girl scout cookies, a long with many other things. Since being diagnosed he has missed little things like girl scout cookies and now the girl scouts are helping to widen their products to those who maybe couldn’t have them before. So Rock On Girl Scouts!

Anonymous on

Few Questions: Which baker are these cookies with? Will the girls who sell in the fall get these? When are they going to make a sugar free cookie that isn’t a generic chocolate chip or nasty like the brownie bite fiasco a couple years ago? And are the G-free cookies expected to always be more expensive than the other cookies? My girls got to do a trial run of selling the Trios this past fall, which is our selling season, and they were priced an extra dollar more than the others. This is the first I’ve seen the Rah-Rah Raisans or the Toffee-Tastic.

deb on

thanks Girl scout bakers love the gluten free trios..a real hit..looking forward to tofees

wubbie3 on

The Raisins are decent, and I’ve tried the Toffee-tastic, and they are GOOD! A huge cut above other gluten free foods.
Haven’t tried the Trios…. our area sells from Little Brownie Baker, and I bet the Trios are from ABC Baker.

carla on

How is it that girl scouts introduced 3 new Cookie flavors but yet here in north east pa. There is only one new cookie on sales list looks like false advertising

AJ on

Los Angeles County, CA contracts with Little Brownie Bakery so they offer sell Rah-Rah Raisin and Toffee Tastic (GF).
Orange County, CA contracts with ABC Bakery they make Trios (GF).

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