About the Cookie
The new Girl Scout Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookie can be summed up in one simple word – delicious.
Meet our new cookie:
• Contains NO artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no high-fructose corn syrup, no plan or hydrogenated oils.
• Made with real chocolate chips and butter
• Available in a 5-ounce re-sealable foil pouch package (12 packages per case)
• Price per package = $5
Why a Gluten Free Cookie?
This one-year pilot has been developed in response to volunteers, girls and consumers who have asked for a gluten free Girl Scout cookie. For the year ending April 2013, sales of gluten free cookies sold in retail stores are up 42% in dollar sales versus a year ago. By introducing this new chocolate chip shortbread cookie, we’re inviting consumers who have had to eliminate the standard Girl Scout cookies from their diet to join this great American tradition. A new cookie allows those who suffer from Celiac Disease and those avoiding gluten to support the efforts of Girl Scouts as they enjoy a product created just for them. The gluten free pilot is available exclusively to ABC Council partners.
What do I need to do?
Troops interested in selling these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies MUST place their order before September 22, 2013. Only troops that order before September 22 will have this cookie. Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies will NOT be available in Cookie Cupboards or Pantries.
The Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread will be distributed to participating troops with their initial cookie order. More details on how we will process the gluten free cookie in Snap will be available at Cookie Training.
Who can participate in the gluten free pilot?
Troops must meet the following criteria in order to participate in the gluten free cookie pilot:
• All troop leaders and girls registered for the 2014 membership year
• Valid Troop ACH/EFT Authorization form on file