Girl Scout Cookies - or Disks of Death?

Cookies or Killers?

Girl Scouts has reported that their cookies have been reformulated to be "trans-fat free". However, their most popular cookies STILL include trans-fats.  Why is this important? The Mayo clinic reports that

When it comes to fat, trans fat is considered by some doctors to be the worst of them all because of its double-barreled impact on your cholesterol levels. Unlike other fats, trans fat  also called trans-fatty acids  both raises your "bad" (LDL) cholesterol and lowers your "good" (HDL) cholesterol. 

Girl Scout cookies still include trans-fats.  Should Girl Scouts be selling cookies that use inexpensive butter replacements that directly contribute to the leading killer of men and women, heart disease, all in the interest of saving money? Tell the Girl Scouts to reformulate their cookies to use healthful ingredients, not low-cost, deadly ones, or ones that lead to rainforest destruction.

The following cookies include transfats:

  • Samoas (2nd ingredient)
  • Tagalongs (3rd ingredient)
  • Thin Mints (4th ingredient)
  • Caramel deLites (4th ingredient)
  • Peanut Butter Patties (4th ingredient)
  • Peanut Butter Sandwich (5th ingredient)
  • Thanks-a-lot (3rd ingredient)
  • Lemonades (3rd ingredient)

Stop the Girl Scout Cookie LIE -- make cookies trans fat free by removing, not reducing, trans-fats. Allow people to support the good work this organization does in a way that won't contribute to the leading cause of death in the US.

This petition is not intended to be anti-girl scouts, and we WHOLEHEARTEDLY thank the Girl Scouts for their stance on equal rights and including all girls in their troops. We want to see their cookies made with more healthful ingredients. 

Update #12 years ago
Girl scouts are still selling trans-fat laden cookies! Please spread the word about this important issue with your friends & family. Our young women should not be required to sell cookies made with unhealthy ingredients purely for profit.
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