What Do You Think The New Mango Girl Scout Cookie Tastes Like?Posted: January 17, 2013
If you were looking for a Girl-Scout-cookie fix in 1942, you had two options — chocolate or vanilla. Today we have 11, and even though variety is said to be the spice of life, that might not be such a good thing.
The newest cookies sold by cute little girls across America are Mango Crèmes, vanilla and coconut cookie sandwiches with “mango” crème. These aren’t just any old mango-flavored cookies: They’re made “with NutriFusion.” And ABC Smart Cookies, one of two licensed Girl Scout Cookie bakers, claims they come “with all the nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes, and strawberries.”
“Our product isn’t a replacement for real fruits and veggies,” NutriFusion vice present William Grand told The Daily News. “But we can offer an alternative for people who still want their chips, pasta and cookies. Through our technology we can put some nutrients in the food they eat.”
Nutritious or not, Mango Crèmes are still cookies, so it should come as little surprise that three of them will eat up about 20 percent of your daily allowance for saturated fat.
But let’s get to what you really want to know: Do they taste good enough to bypass a box of Thin Mints or the caramel-crunch goodness of the Samoa? If our office taste test is any indicator, the answer is no, but if a box were within your reach, you’d go for it.
Most people just couldn’t get over the artificial flavor of the new cookies (one person compared them to “car freshener”), which starts out relatively subtle before turning very tart and leaving a strong aftertaste. – Today.com
Coupongy Note: I can’t stand mushrooms in my cookies.