It’s Girl Scout cookie time! Which are best for you, and which are worst?

SHARE It’s Girl Scout cookie time! Which are best for you, and which are worst?
SHARE It’s Girl Scout cookie time! Which are best for you, and which are worst?

You’ve seen the Girl Scouts at their table in your local grocery store; maybe some scout parents you work with have the order forms around your office.

‘Tis the season, and it’s definitely hard to resist those cheery boxes of cookies. But if you are trying to be smart about your calories, some Girl Scout cookies are definitely better than others.

We assembled this handy chart to help you look up the nutritional value of your favorite cookies —and maybe help you find a new, lower-calorie favorite.


Some cookies are basically the same but have different names, like Tagalongs and Peanut Butter Patties. There are two different bakeries that provide Girl Scout cookies, and so the two different versions of the same cookie may have different nutritional value. We’ve provided the information for every type of cookie here.

Some takeaway info:

• If you like lemon cookies, choose Savannah Smiles. Savannah Smiles, a lemon cookie covered in powdered sugar, come in at only 28 calories a cookie compared to Lemonades, which are among the worst offenders at 75 calories a cookie.

• If you like shortbread, go for Trefoils or Shortbread. Skip the Thanks-A-Lot —its more than double the calories per cookie.

• If you like peanut butter, go with the Do-si-dos or Peanut Butter Sandwiches. They’re better than the Tagalongs or Peanut Butter Patties.

• And don’t worry, Thin Mints aren’t too bad. Just don’t eat a whole sleeve in one sitting.

If you’re interested in more nutrition information, visit the Girl Scout cookies website.


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