Girl Scout Cookie Season: A brand new cookie joins the lineup for 2019

January marks the start of the official Girl Scout cookie-selling season. This year, fans can try out a new cookie: Caramel Chocolate Chip.

Photo courtesy: Girl Scouts

The new cookie features “rich caramel, semisweet chocolate chips and a hint of sea salt in a chewy cookie,” according to the Girls Scouts’ website. It’s also gluten-free, joining the other specialty gluten-free flavor — Toffee-tastic.

Girl Scout cookies go on sale in Southeast Louisiana starting on Jan. 11, and the sale will be held locally until March 10.

Girl Scouts from across southeast Louisiana will sell those delicious Girl Scout cookies, as they celebrate the country’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program for girls and the largest financial investment in girls annually.

The other eight varieties being offered include Shortbread, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Girl Scout S’mores, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades and Thanks-a-lot.

Cookies are $4 a package upon delivery, $5 a package for gluten free variety, and are preservative-free, kosher, with zero trans fat per serving. Five varieties are also vegan.

Cookies will be sold at various booth locations throughout the 23 parishes served by the council from February 22 to March 10.  Customers can find the location and times of Girl Scout cookie booth sales online at www.girlscoutcookies.org or through the Cookie Finder mobile app beginning in mid-February.

Photo courtesy: Girl Scouts Louisiana East

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All Cookie program proceeds remain within the council’s jurisdiction, funding troop activities and helping the council maintain properties, train and recruit volunteers, and support council initiatives.

Girl Scouts Louisiana East, serves girls grades K to 12, in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

For more information about Girl Scouts, call the council office in New Orleans at 504-733-8220, in Baton Rouge at 225-927-8946, or visit its website at www.gsle.org.