It’s THAT Time of Year: Rating the Girl Scout Cookies


Girl Scout Cookies

So which Girl Scout cookies are the most healthy — or perhaps I should say the least unhealthy?

The most figure-friendly Girl Scout cookies are those with the fewest fat grams and calories per sensible serving. The most heart-friendly cookies, meanwhile, are those lowest in saturated fat — which often match up with those lowest in total fat and calories.

 

1. *Reduced-Fat Daisy Go Rounds (1 pouch)

 

*Lowest in fat; lowest in saturated fat; lowest in calories

 

2. *Shortbread (4 cookies; 26 grams)

 

*Lowest in sugar among the regular cookies

 

3. Do-si-dos (2 cookies; 24 grams)

 

Fat grams: 5

Saturated fat grams: 1.5

Calories: 120

 

4. Lemon Chalet Cremes (2 cookies; 32 grams)

 

Fat grams: 7

Saturated fat grams: 2.5

Calories: 170

 

5. Peanut Butter Sandwich (3 cookies, 35 grams)

 

Fat grams: 6

Saturated fat grams: 2.5

Calories: 160

 

6. Thanks-A-Lot (2 cookies, 31 grams)

 

Fat grams: 6

Saturated fat grams: 3.5

Calories:150

 

7. Trefoils (5 cookies, 33 grams)

 

Fat grams = 8

Saturated fat grams = 2.5

Calories = 170

 

8. Thin Mints from Little Brownie Bakers (4 cookies, 32 grams)

 

Fat grams: 8

Saturated fat grams: 5

Calories: 160

 

9. Lemonades (2 cookies, 31 grams)

 

Fat grams: 7

Saturated fat grams: 4

Calories: 150

 

10. *Caramel deLites (2 cookies, 28 grams)

Highest in sugar; Tied with Thin Mints by ABC and Samoas for the highest in saturated fat

 

Fat grams: 7

Saturated fat grams: 6

Calories: 140

 

11. Peanut Butter Patties (2 cookies, 28 grams)

 

Fat grams = 8

Saturated fat grams = 5

Calories = 150

 

12. *Samoas from Little Brownie Bakers (2 cookies, 31 grams)

 

* Tied with Thin Mints (ABC) and Caramel deLites for highest in saturated fat

 

Fat grams: 8

Saturated fat grams: 6

Calories: 150

 

13. *Thin Mints from ABC Bakers (4 cookies, 33 grams)

 

*Tied with Caramel deLites and Samoas for highest in saturated fat

 

Fat grams = 8

Saturated fat grams = 6

Calories = 160

 

So enjoy those Girl Scout Cookies!

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