If you are going to splurge and eat some Girl Scout cookies, you should know that some are better for you than you others.
So which ones can you chow down on and which ones do you need to be more cautious about eating?
The Huffington Post published the serving sizes, calories, fat and sugar for each type of cookie. I put them in the order that you seem to get the most cookie for your calories. (The article has photos if you’re not sure which cookie you normally eat.)
The new Savannah Smiles are some of your best bets – with a serving size of 5 cookies, you only get 140 calories, 5g fat and 10g sugar.
Trefoils offer a serving size of 5 cookies for 160 calories, 8g fat and 7g sugar.
Shout Outs! offer a serving size of 4 cookies for 130 calories, 5g fat and 8g fat.
Thin Mints come in at 4 cookies,160 calories, 8g fat, and 10g sugar.
Dulce de Leche cookies offer you 4 cookies for 160 calories, 8g fat, and 9g sugar.
You will only get 2 Do-Si-Dos for 110 calories, 5g fat and 7g sugar.
Two Thank U Berry Munch cookies will cost you 120 calories, 5g fat and 7g sugar.
Thanks-A-Lots are also two cookies for 150 calories, 6g fat and 9g sugar.
You can have two Lemonades for 150 calories, 7g fat and 9g sugar.
Of course my favorites are on the bad side. With Samoas, you only get two cookies for 140 calories, 7g fat, 10g sugars. (I can’t eat just two of these.)
You can eat two Tagalongs for 140 calories, 9g fat and 8g sugar.
There is a big difference between getting to eat five cookies compared with two for about the same calories. But I don’t think the Savannah Smiles will satisfy me when what I really want are the Samoas.
So where do your favorite fall? Would you choose another cookie based on these numbers? Would you eat less of your favorite now knowing the numbers?