Like PSL season, the Girl Scout Cookie season starts earlier and earlier. Of course, we’re not complaining. From January to April, we’re keeping an eye out for the girls in green sashes selling their deliciously addictive (and increasingly vegan-friendly) cookies. These treats aren’t just for us, though. Every box sold helps a Scout learn essential skills in entrepreneurship, compassion, and communication. To keep up with the times, the Scouts are also implementing new delivery and pre-order methods to get cookies into your hands anywhere you are.
A tale of two bakeries
Girl Scout Cookies are made by one of two bakeries: ABC Bakers (which offers six vegan cookie options: Toast-Yay, Peanut Butter Patties, Thin Mints, Lemonades, Raspberry Rallies, and Caramel Chocolate Chip) and Little Brownie Bakers (which offers two vegan cookie options: Thin Mints and Raspberry Rallies).
The bakeries each service different regions, so depending on your location, your vegan-friendly options will differ. To check which bakery makes the cookies sold by your local troop, check out this map by Wide Open Eats. Have limited vegan options in your area and are looking to get your hands on more? Check out the Girl Scouts Council Finder to find a troop serviced by ABC Bakers and ask about their Digital Cookie platform for shipping options.
Vegan Girl Scout cookies
1 Raspberry Rally
Watch out, Thin Mints, this cookie may just usurp you. The Girl Scouts’ newest cookie, the Raspberry Rally, reimagines the classic Thin Mint with raspberry flavor instead of mint. Made by both bakeries using vegan ingredients, you’re always in the clear with this chocolate-enrobed treat.
How you help: The Raspberry Rally is the first cookie to be exclusively available online. When you purchase a box, you’re helping Scouts hone their e-commerce skills. So what are you waiting for? We’ve never clicked “add to cart” this fast—they’re for a good cause, after all.
How VegNews editors eat them: Stacked atop a Peanut Butter Pattie for the ultimate PB&J.
2 Caramel Chocolate Chip
The classic Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie just got a major makeover! You may have seen this cookie in years past, but this year, it’s back without animal ingredients for the first time. If that’s not cause for celebration, we don’t know what is. Bonus: it’s also making history as the Girl Scouts’ first vegan and gluten-free cookie.
How you help: A box of these cookies doesn’t just promise sweet indulgence, it also helps Scouts develop their people skills. In a world where networking is everything, it’s never too early to get started.
How VegNews editors eat them: Dunked into a tall, cold glass of oat milk. Don’t mess with the classics.
Watch out, Thin Mints, a new favorite cookie may usurp you. These toast-shaped treats are buttery, cinnamony, and delightfully sweet without an ounce of animal ingredients. Exclusively made by ABC Bakers with vegan ingredients, Toast-Yays are always vegan, so you’re in the clear! The only question of the season will be: do you eat your Toast-Yays icing-side down or rightside up?
How you help: Each box of Toast-Yays translates to real-world business and customer service training. Scouts gain sales acumen, team-work smarts, and confidence to grow into their true #girlboss selves.
How VegNews editors eat them: Like Cinnamon French Toast cereal—floating in a bowl of cashew milk. Don’t judge.
4 Peanut Butter Patties
If the peanut butter cup could be improved, Peanut Butter Patties are it. Crispy vanilla cookies are topped with sweet, creamy peanut butter and enrobed in vegan chocolate. Make sure you don’t mistake them for Tagalongs, though. While Peanut Butter Patties made by ABC Bakers are vegan, their cousins—Tagalongs, made by Little Brownie Bakers—contain milk.
How you help: In a world of endless options and pathways prompted by marketing and social media, these crispy yet creamy cookies focus on teaching a life skill we wish we managed better: decision making. Scouts are taught how to plan, solve problems, commit to action, and think creatively. At least we can be decisive about one thing—we want these cookies.
How VegNews editors eat them: Sandwiched with Dandies vegan marshmallows to make a peanut buttery s’more.
5 Thin Mints
These eat-the-whole-box minty chocolate cookies remain best-sellers year after year. They’re great crumbled into non-dairy ice cream, dunked into hot chocolate, and of course, nibbled straight from the box! Pro-tip: don’t break your head—both ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers make these cult favorite cookies with vegan ingredients.
How you help: These popular cookies help teach a skill we could all improve on: money management. Scouts learn how to track orders, keep records, and develop essential skills necessary for any young entrepreneur.
How VegNews editors eat them: Straight from the freezer for a minty cool treat.
Pucker up! These citrusy shortbread cookies balance tart and sweet with a tangy lemon icing and a sweet, crumbly base. Don’t confuse them with Lemon-Ups—as this cookie, made by Little Brownie Bakers, contains milk.
How you help: When you hand over your five dollars for a box of these citrusy sweets, you’re contributing to a Scout’s goal-setting skills. Girls learn how to organize a sale, build goals, and follow through.
How VegNews editors eat them: Crushed, mixed with melted Miyoko’s butter, and pressed into a pie crust for a fluffy aquafaba-based lemon meringue pie.
Prefer to make your ownGirl Scout-inspired cookies? Check out these delicious veganized versions.
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Richard Bowie (@wichiebowie) is VegNews' editorial director based in Los Angeles, CA.
There's a new cookie in town for 2023 and it's called Raspberry Rally. The thin, crispy cookie is filled with raspberry flavor and dipped in a chocolate coating, and the Girl Scouts describe it as the sister cookie to Thin Mints. Ready to pick up a box from your local troop?Which Girl Scout Cookies are dairy free 2023? ›
For the 2023 season, ABC Bakers' vegan Girl Scout Cookies are: Lemonades, Peanut Butter Patties, Raspberry Rallies, Thin Mints, and Toast-Yay!.Are Thin Mints vegan 2023? ›
Thin Mints are a vegan Girl Scout cookie classic! We can't get enough of these crispy chocolate cookies and their minty chocolate coating. If you love these like we do, order a few extra boxes this year and keep them in your freezer.Which girl Guide cookies are vegan? ›
Girl Scout Cookies are made by one of two bakeries: ABC Bakers (which offers six vegan cookie options: Toast-Yay, Peanut Butter Patties, Thin Mints, Lemonades, Raspberry Rallies, and Caramel Chocolate Chip) and Little Brownie Bakers (which offers two vegan cookie options: Thin Mints and Raspberry Rallies).What is the cookie of the year 2023? ›
On January 10, the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season officially kicks off nationwide. And yes, this year's brand-new cookie, Raspberry Rally, is joining the lineup. It's all so berry exciting!What Girl Scout cookies are discontinued? ›
- Golden Nut Clusters/Juliettes. Girl Scouts. ...
- Thanks-A-Lot/All abouts/Animal treasures/Medallions. ...
- Scot-teas. ...
- Savannah Smiles/Lemon Coolers. ...
- Praline Royals. ...
- Apple Cinnamon. ...
- Upside-Downs. ...
By Definition, Vegan Food is Dairy-Free
That's because vegan foods have no substances derived from animals in them, and since the dawn of time (or at least since the dawn of cows, sheep, and goats) dairy has always been derived from animals. Bottom line: choosing vegan food means you're choosing dairy-free products.
Thin Mints (always vegan—hurray!)
The beloved Thin Mint cookie is thankfully vegan and has been since its inception. This crisp chocolate cookie with a cool hint of mint is a crowd favorite and we're so, so glad it's vegan.
ABC Bakers offers six vegan flavors (Toast-Yay, Peanut Butter Patties, Thin Mints, Lemonades, Caramel Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Rally) and Little Brownie Bakers only offers two vegan flavors (Thin Mints, Raspberry Rally).Is Oreo mint vegan? ›
Thins aside, the current line up of vegan Oreo flavors include Mint, Lemon, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut, Java Chip, Chocolate, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Peanut Butter, and Caramel Coconut.
Yep, these beloved minty cookies (which are even better frozen, FYI) are made without dairy. A few years ago, all Thin Mints became vegan, PETA reports.
- NadaMoo! ...
- No Whey! ...
- Theo Peppermint Crunch Dark Chocolate Bar. ...
- The Republic of Tea Peppermint Bark Cool Winter Herb Tea. ...
- Dandies Peppermint Flavored Vegan Marshmallows. ...
- Trader Joe's Peppermint Mini Marshmallows.
Yes, we have five cookies made with vegan ingredients: Lemonades®, Toast-Yay! ™, Thin Mints®, Peanut Butter Patties®, and Raspberry Rally™.What do vegan cookies not have? ›
Vegan means that there are no animal products in your diet. Vegan ingredients are always plant-based, and some vegans even avoid honey because they refuse to steal from the bees. Vegan desserts won't use butter, milk, or eggs.Are all cookies going away in 2023? ›
Yes, third-party cookies are on their way out – multiple browsers have been blocking them for years, and Google Chrome's support of third-party cookies will stop by the end of 2024, as part of their larger Privacy Sandbox strategy.What will happen to cookies in 2023? ›
What is happening? In June 2021, Google announced it would phase out third-party cookies in late 2023. This was in response to new laws and regulations coming into play. Google's plans are simply a reaction so that they comply with the local laws for the installation of cookies.Did Girl Scout cookies get smaller 2023? ›
Have the cookies gotten smaller? No, Girl Scout Cookies are the same size and weight per package.What is the most Girl Scout cookies ever sold? ›
According to the Girl Scouts website, Thin Mints is the highest-selling flavor of cookies nationally, followed by Samoas. The top 5 flavors of cookies sold nationally include: Thin Mints® Caramel deLites®/Samoas®Why did Girl Scouts get rid of Savannah smiles? ›
To make room for some new flavors in select markets, Girl Scouts will retire Savannah Smiles, an instant hit with customers and food influencers in the Southeast.What are the oldest Girl Scout cookies? ›
In July 1922, Girl Scout national headquarters published an edition of The American Girl magazine for all Girl Scouts. The issue contained a recipe for a sugar cookie that could be baked and sold to raise funds for local councils. Thus, the simple sugar cookie was arguably the first true Girl Scout Cookie.
Soy and almond milk are the most common vegan milk substitutes, as they are the closest in taste and nutritional profile to cow's milk.What chocolate is vegan friendly? ›
High-quality dark chocolate is a great option for vegans. Look for chocolate with a cacao content of 50% or more. The higher cacao percentage indicates a higher chocolate content.What candy is 100% vegan? ›
Other popular candy brands that are vegan
For example, AirHeads, Dots, Charms Blow Pops, Swedish Fish, and original Twizzlers are all vegan-friendly. If you'd like to learn more about vegan-friendly candies, check out Peta's Halloween Candy Guide.
Are Mentos Mint Vegan? As with the Fruit Mentos in the US, the US Mint Mentos have Beeswax in the ingredients. However, Beeswax is not listed on the UK ingredients list and neither are any other animal-derived ingredients. Therefore, Mint Mentos may or may not be vegan depending on your location.Does Pepperidge Farm make a vegan cookie? ›
These Vegan Sausalito Cookies are made Pepperidge Farm Style and are gluten-free. If you've craved this old favorite full of chocolate chunks and macadamia nuts but haven't been able to indulge, I've got you!Are Betty Crocker cookies vegan? ›
Yes, Betty Crocker Baking Mix Sugar Cookie Mix is vegan.Are Goody Girl cookies vegan? ›
Our delicious Smores cookies are vegan, certified gluten free, peanut free, contain no-high fructose corn syrup and no artificial colors or preservatives!Are Twinkies vegan? ›
Twinkies unfortunately contain animal-derived ingredients, so they are not suitable for vegans.Are Skittles vegan? ›
Most types of Skittles are considered vegan, but not all. While Skittles Classic Fruits, Skittles Sour, Skittles Tropical and Wild Berry Skittles are all currently suitable for vegans, some special editions such as the Once in a Blue Moon Skittles are not, as the blue skittles contain animal product derivatives.How much will Girl Scout cookies cost in 2023? ›
How much are Girl Scout cookies in 2023? A box of Girl Scout cookies costs $5, except for the toffee-tastic and Girl Scout s'mores, which are $6.
- 160 calories (30 calories per cookie)
- 7 g total fat.
- 2.5 g saturated fat.
- 0 g trans fat.
- 110 mg sodium.
- 21 g total carbohydrate.
- 0 g fiber.
- 7 g sugars.
Gluten free? Try Toffee-tastic and Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies. Vegan? Try Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, and Toast-Yay!Is there a vegan chocolate candy? ›
Trader Joe's. Yes, our favorite tiki-themed grocer makes vegan milk chocolate, but it carried vegan chocolate way before it debuted its Almond Beverage Chocolate Bar in 2020. TJ's Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans, Dark Chocolate Lover's Bar, and Pound Plus Dark Chocolate are plant-based.What candy sweets are vegan? ›
- Millions. ...
- Biona Organic Pomegranate Hearts. ...
- Candy Kittens. ...
- Vegan Freedom White Vanilla Mallows. ...
- Starbursts. ...
- Snact Apple & Raspberry Fruit Jerky. ...
- Skittles. ...
- Keats Gourmet Fizzy Carrot Gummy Sweets.
Are Lifesavers Gummies Vegan? Unfortunately, none of the Lifesavers Gummies flavors are vegan. All of the varieties contain Gelatin which “is a protein procured by boiling animal skin, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and/or bones in water.Are Goodie Girl birthday cake sandwich cookies vegan? ›
Goodie Girl Birthday Cake Sandwich Cookies, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Vegan No High Fructose Corn Syrup, Kosher in 10.6 oz.Are the new Raspberry Girl Scout Cookies vegan? ›
The Raspberry Rally cookie is made with vegan ingredients. You can find additional information on our Meet the Cookies page. Can I purchase these from a local girl in person/cookie booth? The Raspberry Rally cookie is exclusively sold on Digital Cookie/ABC Smart Cookie for delivery to your door.Are Girl Scout peanut butter cookies vegan? ›
These cookies feature a crispy cookie, dolloped with peanut butter, enrobed in chocolate. There are actually four peanut butter cookie varieties, and only the patties are vegan. Steer clear of the Tagalongs, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, and Do-si-dos, which are not vegan.Are Oreos no longer vegan? ›
According to the Oreo website: “No, OREO have milk as cross contact and therefore they are not suitable for vegans.” This means that whilst the majority of cookies might be accidentally plant-based, the manufacturers do not have the procedures in place to be able to confidently claim that their products are vegan.Are Oreos vegan free? ›
Are Oreos really vegan? Oreo cookies do not contain any animal-derived ingredients and are safe to eat for vegans. If you have a dairy allergy, keep in mind that Oreos have milk as cross-contact.
Unfortunately NOT Vegan at McDonald's (in the US):
Shakes (contain milk) Fruit Smoothies (contain yogurt) Chocolate Chip Cookies (contain egg and milk)
Pastries. Not a single pastry, muffin, scone, or cookie is completely vegan. Even the french croissant, the only pastry free of eggs or butter, contains whey, a milk product. Fortunately, they are offering seasonal chocolate Valentine cupcakes that are perfectly acceptable for vegans to eat.Are McDonald's chocolate chip cookies vegan? ›
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Contains: Egg, Milk, Soy, Wheat. Important Note : At McDonald's, we take great care to serve quality, great-tasting menu items to our customers each and every time they visit our restaurants.
- Munk Pack Protein Cookie [Amazon.com]
- Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies [Amazon.com]
- Lenny & Larry's [Amazon.com]
- Ope's Cookies [Mail-order]
- Uncle Eddie's [Mail-order and retail distribution]
- Alternative Baking Company [Mail-order and retail distribution]
Called the Raspberry Rally, it's a thin, crispy cookie that looks and acts like a Thin Mints, with the same chocolaty coating, but instead of a minty center, it's infused with raspberry flavor.Are Girl Scout cookies $4 or $5? ›
All proceeds from Girl Scout Cookie purchases stay local to help fund life-changing, girl-led programs, experiences, and learning. Traditional Girl Scout Cookie flavors cost $5/package, and the gluten-free flavor costs $6/package.What is the most popular Girl Scout Cookie? ›
According to the Girl Scouts website, Thin Mints is the highest-selling flavor of cookies nationally, followed by Samoas. The top 5 flavors of cookies sold nationally include: Thin Mints® Caramel deLites®/Samoas®What is the new fudge Girl Scout Cookie? ›
Adventurefuls are the newest Girl Scout Cookies, inspired by fudgy brownies and salted caramel.Are Thin Mints vegan? ›
Thin Mints (always vegan—hurray!)
Made from enriched wheat flour, cocoa, and peppermint oil, Thin Mints are definitely dairy-free but still do contain gluten.
The Raspberry Rally cookie is made with vegan ingredients. You can find additional information on our Meet the Cookies page. Can I purchase these from a local girl in person/cookie booth? The Raspberry Rally cookie is exclusively sold on Digital Cookie/ABC Smart Cookie for delivery to your door.
A box of Girl Scout cookies costs $5 except for the toffee-tastic and Girl Scout s'mores, which are $6.Why are Girl Guide cookies so expensive? ›
High inflation has found its latest target: Girl Guide cookies. The Girl Guides of Canada announced it is raising the price of its iconic baked treats due to increased production and transportation costs. A box of cookies will now cost $6, up from the previous price of $5.What is the best-selling Girl Scout cookie 2023? ›
1 best-selling cookie, according to the Girl Scouts of America. You'll get 32 cookies in this package, which describes the cookie as, "crispy chocolaty cookies made with natural oil of peppermint." The tasters all agreed that this cookie is as simple as it is flavorful.
The chocolate chip cookie is far and away America's favorite cookie This should come as no surprise to anyone who enjoys the tasty treat. More than 53% of American adults prefer the cookies over the next most popular kind, peanut butter.What is the oldest Girl Scout cookie? ›
In July 1922, Girl Scout national headquarters published an edition of The American Girl magazine for all Girl Scouts. The issue contained a recipe for a sugar cookie that could be baked and sold to raise funds for local councils. Thus, the simple sugar cookie was arguably the first true Girl Scout Cookie.What is the new cinnamon Girl Scout Cookie? ›
The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced on Tuesday that it will be debuting a brand new cookie for the 2021 season. The new Toast-Yay! is a French toast-inspired cookie that is a delicious blend of cinnamon, sugar, and icing.Are Girl Scout cookies just Keebler? ›
Today, Girl Scout cookies are produced by two bakeries: ABC Bakers (a subsidiary of Interbake Foods, which is owned by George Weston Limited) and Little Brownie Bakers (a subsidiary of Keebler, which is owned by Kellogg's).What is the toast yay cookie? ›
™, a French toast–inspired cookie dipped in delicious icing and full of flavor in every bite.