New Girl Scout Cookie Contains Vitamins
And, We're Not Talking Thin Mints Here Folks
It's that time of year again. The time of year when you can't open your front door or enter a grocery store without being accosted by a Brownie or Girl Scout hawking her wares. But this year, the girls have something new in their arsenal -- a new cookie that contains - GASP - vitamins..
Shove over Samoas, there's a new kid on the Girl Scout cookie block and it's packing a healthy (ish) punch.
The new Mango Cremes have something that's called NutriFusion added to their creme filling. What, pray tell, is NutriFusion? It's an "all-natural, nutritional additive that is 100 percent from fruits and vegetables." What's it made from? The entire fruit and veggie -- including the skins and peels.
According to the Girl Scouts, these new Mango Cremes will transport you and make you "feel like you're on a tropical island." Un-huh. They also say that the new cookies are loaded with "great taste and vitamins." Hmmm. Let's take a look at what's really in them:
Mango Cremes with NutriFusion™ contain:
• 15% RDI (reference daily intake) of Vitamin B1 per serving
• 5% RDI of Vitamins A, C, D, E, and B6 per serving
• Zero grams trans fats per serving
• No hydrogenated oils
• No preservatives
Ok, so they're better than most of the others but three measely cookies still pack a whallop of 8 grams of fat and 180 calories. Methinks those rascally Girl Scout marketing people are making more of this "healthy" claim than it warrants.