Friday, December 27, 2013

Girl Scouts testing gluten-free cookie

After two years of clamoring from celiacs, the Girl Scouts are test marketing a gluten-free cookie for the 2013-2014 cookie season.

ABC Bakers, one of two companies that produce Girl Scout cookies, is conducting a limited pilot of the Girl Scout Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie with 20 Girl Scout councils.

The cookies are available in a 5-ounce resealable foil pouch with 12 pouches per case and will be sold only at booths in the test markets, rather than featured on the cookie order card.

The only Florida council offering the gluten-free cookie is the Girl Scouts of Citrus, which serves six Central Florida counties. So you won't be able to find them in Jacksonville, but you might find them on visits to Disney or Daytona Beach.

ABC Bakers said it will conduct market research and could roll out the gluten-free cookies nationally in the future.

I'm sure they're completely overpriced but if I encounter these cookies, I'll be sure to try them.

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