Lesley Kennedy

Meet the Newest Girl Scout Cookie: Savannah Smiles

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Girl Scout cookie season kicks off this weekend, and we can’t help but grin at the news of “Savannah Smiles,” a spanking new flavor entering the already delicious mix.


So what if we’re still feeling the bloat from one — OK, OK, about a zillion — too many holiday sweets. Our pantries and freezers are open and ready to host boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas and, of course, Tagalongs.


Now, what’s this Savannah Smiles cookie all about, you ask? Well, as the Chicago Tribune reports, the Girl Scouts have introduced the new cookie to mark the organization’s 100th anniversary, and they’re described on the Girl Scouts’ website as “bite-sized lemon-wedge cookies dusted in powdered sugar and bursting with zesty lemon flavor.” They sound good enough to eat, especially since they clock in at a respectable 140 calories for five cookies.


“Savannah (as in Georgia) salutes the birthplace of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low,” the Tribune notes. “And the cookie’s half-moon shape is meant to represent a lemon wedge and ‘Brownie Smile.’”


No word whether the cookie is also meant to pay tribute to the entirely forgettable 1982 movie of the same name. Probably not.


Staff from the newspaper sampled the sweets and gave kudos ranging from “nice, dense, crunchy and shortbready” to “looks like a little scone, tastes like a lemon drop candy” to “the best part is each cookie is less than 30 calories!”


That’s definitely enough to make us smile. :)



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