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There’s a new Girl Scout cookie flavor this season — and a raise in price

The new cookies also have ‘empowering’ feminist messages on them.
The Girl Scout's newest cookie will go on sale in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Jan. 12 [Girl Scouts]
The Girl Scout's newest cookie will go on sale in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Jan. 12 [Girl Scouts]
Published Jan. 8
Updated Jan. 8

So much for that New Years’ resolution about losing weight: It’s Girl Scout cookie season.

And along with everyone’s favorites, the Girl Scouts announced Wednesday that there’ll be a new flavor — Lemon-Ups — when cookies officially go on sale this Sunday throughout Tampa Bay.

The organization’s newest offering will be a crispy lemon cookie that’s baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs — such as “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator."

Thinking that description sounds familiar to the Girl Scout’s standard ‘Lemonades’ cookies? Here’s how they’re different.

First off, the Lemon-Ups are not creme-filled, they’re crispy and tart wafer cookies.

Secondly, each cookie will be etched with positive messages, that, according to a release from the Girl Scouts, “emphasizes what the Girl Scout Cookie program is all about” and empowers girls to learn the program’s “essential life skills.”

The cookies will be available for six to eight weeks starting this Saturday and will cost $5, which is $1 more than the typical price of $4 that was in place last year. Specialty cookies such as Toffee-tastic (which are gluten free) and S’mores (which are natural, organic and non-GMO) will cost $6.

If you don’t personally know any Girl Scouts, you can download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder App on iOS and Android to get your cookie-fill and break that New Years’ resolution.


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