Girl Scouts unveil vitamin cookie

Like Girl Scout cookies? Take vitamin supplements?

Well now you can have both – in one cookie.

The Girl Scouts of the USA have unveiled a new cookie in their lineup: Mango Crèmes with NutriFusion.

That’s right. A vitamin-infused Girl Scout cookie.

The Mango Crèmes contain 15 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin B1 and 6 percent of Vitamins A, C, D, E and B6.

They don’t, however, include any mangoes – just “mango-flavored crème” filling.

Here’s how ABC Bakers, the cookie manufacturer, describes the new addition:

These tangy, refreshing tropical treats are packed with great taste AND vitamins! Crunchy vanilla and coconut cookies feature a mango-flavored creme filling with all the nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes, and strawberries!

Close your eyes, take a bite, and feel like you’re on a tropical island. Mango Crèmes combine a crispy cookie with the taste of mango.

Even with all of the vitamins, the cookie is still a cookie.

In fact, it has more calories per serving than any of the other Girl Scout cookies.

One serving of Mango Crèmes, which is three cookies, contains 180 calories (70 calories from fat), 8 grams of fat and 4 grams of saturated fat.

Compare that to one serving of the popular Thin Mints (4 cookies): 160 calories (70 calories from fat), 7 grams of fat and 5 grams of saturated fat.

So would you try out the new Mango Crèmes with NutriFusion? (Editor’s note: Scouts in Southwest Washington won’t be selling these treats, they use a different cookie manufacturer.)

As a side note: Does the name remind anyone else of vehicle fuel (i.e. Chevron with Techron)?

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