These Are the Girl Scout Cookies That Are Unbelievably Bad For You
Every year, your local Girl Scouts tempt you with the irresistible boxes of cookies you always promise you’re not going to order this time. Except you always do anyway, because Girl Scout cookies aren’t just tasty. They’re tools for training the world’s next generation of entrepreneurs. That counts, right?
You don’t have to stop buying (or eating) the cookies you love. But you should still be aware of which types you should order fewer of next time around.
Just two of these cookies adds up to 150 calories, 7 total grams of fat, and 9 grams of sugar. There are multiple different types of sugar listed on the ingredient list, and they’re made with both shortening and vegetable oil — where the majority of their fat comes from.
Eating two of these cookies adds 150 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 10 grams of sugar to your daily total. If you’re paranoid about synthetic ingredients in your Girl Scout cookies, these include artificial flavoring to enhance their taste.
Girl Scout S’Mores
There are two varieties of this cookie, depending on where you live in the United States. The first, courtesy of ABC Bakers, contains 180 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 16 grams of sugar per two-cookie serving. They’re coated in a layer of chocolate, so they’re actually less healthy than the second version.
These cookies, courtesy of Little Brownie Bakers, contain 150 calories per serving, and only 7 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugar.
Peanut Butter Patties
You might also know these delicious cookies as Tagalongs. Their nutritional information is about the same — Peanut Butter Patties contain 130 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 8 grams of sugar per two-cookie serving. Tagalongs instead contain 140 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 8 grams of sugar.
Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies
Also sold as Do-si-dos in some parts of the country, these peanut butter-filled delights, as you can guess, will definitely wreck your diet. Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies have 170 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 8 grams of sugar per three-cookie serving.
Three Do-si-dos, on the other hand, contain 160 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 11 grams of sugar.
A serving of Samoas — two cookies — includes 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 11 grams of sugar, in addition to a list of ingredients so long there’s really no point in reading past the first one (sugar).
the second version of this cookie, Caramel deLites, include 130 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 12 grams of sugar per two-cookie serving.
They’re minty, they’re chocolatey, and they’re terrible for you (sorry). Four Thin Mints cookies include 160 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 11 grams of sugar. Made with enriched flour and high fructose corn syrup, your favorite cookies probably aren’t worth buying in bulk this year.
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