Ah, Girl Scout cookies. Everybody loves them. Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints…I miss them dearly. As mentioned in my “About Anna” page, I am a proud member of the Girl Scouts (and recently got the official notice that I earned my Gold Award, yay!!), so that means for years I have been selling cookies, as well as buying cookies from myself. So when I heard that there were gluten free Girl Scout Cookies, I had to buy them immediately. If I’m being honest, if I could choose from the whole list of GS cookies, I would not choose these Toffee-tastic cookies. But since they’re my only choice, I went with it (although I read on this site that there is another kind of gluten free cookie called Trios that’s “made with real chocolate chips, real peanut butter and certified gluten free whole grain oats,” which I would probably prefer, but they weren’t available).
So the description of these Toffee-tastic cookies is “rich, buttery cookies packed with golden toffee bits bursting with flavor.” They were pretty good! The flavor was kind of like a shortbread cookie. I am a soft cookie kind of person, but this was more of a crunchy, crumbly one, which isn’t necessarily bad—that’s how a butter cookie should be. The toffee bits were tasty too. The only problem I had with them was that it’s the kind of thing that gets stuck in your teeth, but the flavor was worth it. I think these are the kind of cookies that would taste really good if you crushed them up and put them on top of ice cream.
Overall, these Toffee-tastic Girl Scout cookies were pretty good for a gluten free cookie. Obviously they cannot compare to the delicious, gluten-filled alternatives, but I will take what I can get. I really hope next year I can get a hold of the other gluten free GS cookies, Trios. They sound very appealing to me. But until then, I will wait and eat my Toffee-tastic cookies.
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