Ya gotta love Girl Scout Cookies, right?

This morning, as I was perusing the WebMD website (which I do frequently…not sure ask why…I just do!), and I came across an article about Girl Scout cookies. First off, this is the first year I didn’t buy any. Not that I did that on purpose, it just happened that way. I had the opportunity, as a co-worker’s daughter was selling them, but I kind of forgot. Maybe, subconsciously, I forgot. Nevertheless, I didn’t order any.

And honestly, that’s okay.

Anyway, so I was reading this article (www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/surviving-girl-scout-cookie-season), which was written by Elaine Magee, MPH, RD (whatever that means!) and found it to be very interesting. The article was titled, "Surviving Girl Scout cookie season: Can you enjoy Girl Scout cookies without blowing your diet?" First off, as many of you know, I despise the word diet, but I read most of the article because at the end, the author ranked the cookies. She ranked them from most figure-friendly to least, of popular Girl Scout cookie options.

Here is her rankings, which, to be honest, didn’t really surprise me:

1. *Reduced Fat Daisy Go Rounds (1 100-calorie pack; 24 grams).
*Lowest in fat; lowest in saturated fat; lowest in calories
Fat grams: 2
Saturated fat grams: 1
Calories:100
Sugar grams: 8
Total carbohydrate grams:19
Fiber grams: less than 1
I tried these last year – and really, really liked them! Would definitely order them again. 2 WW pts.      

2. *Shortbread (4 cookies; 26 grams)
*Lowest in sugar; second-lowest in fat
Fat grams: 4.5
Saturated fat grams: 2
Calories: 120
Sugar grams: 4
Total carbohydrate grams: 19
Fiber grams: less than 1
I have never had these. 3 WW pts. 

3. Do-si-dos (2 cookies; 24 grams)
Fat grams: 5
Saturated fat grams: 1.5
Calories: 110
Sugar grams: 7
Total carbohydrate grams: 16
Fiber grams: less than 1
These are okay, but wouldn’t necessarily order them again. 3 WW pts.     

4. Thank U Berry Munch (2 cookies; 25 grams)
Fat grams: 5
Saturated fat grams: 2
Calories: 120
Sugar grams: 7
Total carbohydrate grams: 18
Fiber grams: less than 1
I have never tried these, nor have I had of these. 3 WW pts.      

5. *Peanut Butter Sandwich (3 cookies, 35 grams)
* Tied with Lemon Chalet for highest in carbohydrate grams
Fat grams: 6
Saturated fat grams: 2.5
Calories: 160
Sugar grams: 8
Total carbohydrate grams: 26
Fiber grams: less than 1
Um, yeah, love these. Go figure. I am a peanut butter lover! 4 WW pts.     

6. Thanks-A-Lot (2 cookies, 31 grams)
Fat grams: 6
Saturated fat grams: 3.5
Calories:150
Sugar grams: 9
Total carbohydrate grams: 22
Fiber grams: less than 1
I think I have tried these but don’t remember so they must not have been that memorable. 4 WW pts.     

7. Trefoils (5 cookies, 33 grams)
Fat grams = 8
Saturated fat grams = 2.5
Calories = 160
Sugar grams = 7
Total carbohydrate grams = 22
Fiber grams = less than 1
I have never heard of these. 4 WW pts.      

8. *Lemon Chalet Cremes (2 cookies; 32 grams)
* Highest in calories; Tied for highest in sugar with Caramel deLites; Tied with Peanut Butter Sandwiches for highest in carbohydrates
Fat grams: 7
Saturated fat grams: 2.5
Calories: 170
Sugar grams: 13
Total carbohydrate grams: 26
Fiber grams: less than 1 gram
Um, yeah, once again, love these. They are so delectable! A true delight! Of course I love ‘em, they are high in calories and fat! 4 WW pts.

9. Lemonades (2 cookies, 31 grams)
Fat grams: 7
Saturated fat grams: 4
Calories: 150
Sugar grams: 9
Total carbohydrate grams: 22
Fiber grams: 0
Yep, love these, too! I would probably actually order these again and just try to eat two per day. 4 WW pts.      

10. Thin Mints from Little Brownie Bakers (4 cookies, 32 grams)
Fat grams: 8
Saturated fat grams: 5
Calories: 160
Sugar grams: 10
Total carbohydrate grams: 22
Fiber grams: less than 1 gram
Hello, can you say delicious? These are my FAVORITE! And no, I would not and have not ordered these in a couple of years because I have no control with these. If I have one, I eat the whole sleeve….and yes, in one sitting! 4 WW pts.    

11. *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
Sugar grams: 13
Total carbohydrate grams: 19
Fiber grams: 1
Just okay. Definitely not my favorite and probably wouldn’t ever order them again. 3 WW pts.      

12. Peanut Butter Patties (2 cookies, 28 grams)
Fat grams = 8
Saturated fat grams = 5
Calories = 150
Sugar grams = 10
Total carbohydrate grams = 17
Fiber grams = less than 1
Hmm, peanut butter? Yep, you guessed it….I love ‘em. Haven’t had any in a couple of years. 4 WW pts.      

13. *Tagalongs (2 cookies, 25 grams)
* Highest in fat: Lowest in carbohydrate grams
Fat grams = 9
Saturated fat grams = 5
Calories = 140
Sugar grams = 8
Total carbohydrate grams = 13
Fiber grams = less than 1 gram
Yep, love these, too. Wow, I guess I love a lot of the Girl Scout cookies. Maybe it was a good idea I missed out on ordering them! 4 WW pts.

14. Dulce de Leche (4 cookies, 30 grams)
Fat grams = 8 grams
Saturated fat grams = 3.5
Calories = 160
Sugar grams = 9
Total carbohydrate grams = 19
Fiber grams = less than 1
Never heard of these. 4 WW pts.

15. * Samoas (2 cookies, 29 grams)
* Tied with Thin Mints (ABC) and Caramel deLites for highest in saturated fat
Fat grams: 8
Saturated fat grams: 6
Calories: 150
Sugar grams: 11
Total carbohydrate grams: 19
Fiber grams: less than 1
Just okay. I loved them when they first came out, but I think I may have eaten too many! Can definitely live without them. 4 WW pts.

16. *Thin Mints from ABC Bakers (4 cookies, 32 grams)
*Tied with Caramel deLites and Samoas for highest in saturated fat
Fat grams = 8
Saturated fat grams = 6
Calories = 160
Sugar grams = 10
Total carbohydrate grams = 21
Fiber grams = less than 1
Read my previous entry for Thin Mints. My ultimate favorite Girl Scout cookie…EVER! 4 WW pts.

So, now you know the scoop on Girl Scout cookies. Do you think it will change you mind about eating them? Or does it not really matter? Let me know your thoughts.

2 thoughts on “Ya gotta love Girl Scout Cookies, right?

  1. I think I have tried most of those except the low fat daisies & of course the Thank U Berry Munch–since they are new this year, but I ordered them and just waiting for them to be delivered (they sound like a cookie I make that are probably even more calorie and fat laden). Thin Mints are definitely my favorite, and yes, I too could eat a whole sleeve in one sitting. I also love the Samoas. I think I ordered 7 or 8 boxes this year, which is less than half of what I used to order. I used to stock the freezer, but I just need to keep reducing. A year without Thin Mints–BTDT-Never again! ;-)

  2. I ordered Lemonades and Tag a longs. 2 boxes each from 3 girls at work and then a little girl came to my house and I got one each. I’m thinking my grandson is gonna be in heaven and my freezer FULL!!!!! But awesome to have it spelled out and the points in print so I can quickly calculate. Yep I’m gonna eat them but pull out the 2, log them on my braclet and put the rest away ’til next time!!!! Thanks for the info