Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies 2015 Review

I am pleased to announce that the 2014 – 2015 cookie season includes two gluten free offerings. The cookies are part of a pilot program and are only available through participating councils while supplies last.

Trios Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies 2015

Gluten Free Trios Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies

The Girl Scouts have two separate companies that do their baking for them. The one I was fortunate to purchase is the their Trios Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies, which is made by ABC Smart Cookies. Most gluten free cookies contain tapioca, to which I am allergic. Lucky for me, these are free of tapioca as well as other starches. The cookies are certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO), made in a dedicated gluten free facility and are free of artificial ingredients and corn syrup.

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You receive a bag of 10 – 12 cookies made up of gluten free certified oats, chocolate chips and peanut butter. It is chewy, barely any flavor of peanut butter, but it helps make them rich and moist. They use a combination of granulated sugar and brown sugar for the perfect cookie! They are packed full of chocolate chips. They’re so addicting that my husband and I are not quite sure how many cookies were actually in the bag. Oh my! We were so bad!

Ingredients: Certified gluten free whole grain oats, semi-sweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, dextrose soya lecithin), peanut butter (peanuts, salt), butter (sweet cream, salt), pure cane brown sugar, pure cane sugar, eggs, invert sugar, water and baking soda. Contains: Peanuts, milk, eggs & soy.

Price: $5.00

To learn where to purchase Trios, click here.

 

Toffee-tastics Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies

The other baker, Little Brownie Bakers makes their Toffee-tastic gluten free girl scout cookies. Unfortunately, I was not able to obtain them in my area. Toffee-tastic Girl Scout Cookies are certified gluten-free by NSF. They ensure that products meet the FDA’s guidelines for gluten free labeling (products are below 20 parts per million (ppm). They are not made in a dedicated gluten free facility; but they are Kosher.

Gluten-free Toffee-tastic cookies are described as being rich, buttery cookies with sweet, crunchy and golden toffee bits. However, many of my Facebook followers describe them differently.

Price: $5.00

To learn the nutritional values of Toffee-tastics, click here.

 

Pilot

Both cookies are made in limited quantities and available in limited areas.

The gluten free community is proud of the efforts that Girl Scouts are making for them.

 

Recipes for Homemade Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies

Copycat Gluten Free Trios Girl Scout Cookies (Flourless)

Crisp Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies / Wafers (Gluten Free Girl Scout Thin Mints)

Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies: Thin Mint-Style Recipe

 

7 Replies to “Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies 2015 Review”

  1. My daughter, who is a Junior Girl Scout, has Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. Hers is very serious & is borderline Celiac. I, myself, do have Celiac Disease. My daughter has been in Girl Scouts since she was in Kindergarten, starting as a Daisy. I would always donate money in her name to the cookie drive or buy cookies to give away to family that could actually eat them, as she & I could not enjoy them. This year was different! We were lucky that her Girl Scout council carried the Trios this year. Oh my, are they good!! We were only able to get one bag, which was a gift from her troop leader, but we tried our best to make that one bag stretch. Good job, Girl Scouts for thinking of those of us who can’t have gluten, including (I’m sure) the many girls in troops around the world that must be gluten free as well! I really look forward to cookie season next year!!

  2. I was very pleased with the Toffee-tastics…. I think they favor a Shortbread type cookie …. Very crisp….& the aroma is very aromatic … I used a box to make my cheesecake crust …. Was a treat for this Gluten-free person…. I’m glad that Texas got this Gluten free as I can’t have peanuts…..but the other Gluten free looks wonderful

  3. Hello! I have tried your gluten free toffee cookies and I must say they were absolutely amazing!! I’m not a big toffee person but it wasn’t overwhelming with it so it was just perfect! I would absolutely love to try the trio. They sound yummy. When I first found out about the Girl Scouts coming out with a gluten free option I was so excited!! I have missed out on Girl Scout cookies for a couple years and every time I would get asked I would be so upset because I couldn’t order any. But now I am so happy that they are adding the gluten free option. Thanks so much!

  4. The toffee cookies were the only one available to me here in central Florida. Oh, they were quite yummy and if I’d found another girl scout booth at one of the local stores, I would have taken another box or two home. Well, done!

  5. Hey…for us millions strong diabetics…how about a sugar free option? I have had to tell every girl scout for the last 2 weeks how sorry I am, as I cannot buy any. If you had the option…myself and millions of others would partake :)

  6. Yes, Little Brownie’s Toffee Tastic are made in a certified gluten free facility. They are made a gluten free facility owned by Kellogs. Toffee Tastic also cost $5.00, a dollar more than the regulare cookies.

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