The Best and Worst Girl Scout Cookies: SparkPeople SlideShow
The Best and Worst Girl Scout Cookies
Written by Melinda Hershey, Health Educator
Lowest-Fat Girl Scout Cookie: Shortbread (Trefoils)
Shortbread (called Trefoils in some regions cookies) contain just 4.5 grams of fat for a four-cookie serving. As a bonus, the Shortbread variety is also the lowest-sugar Girl Scout cookie, containing just 1 gram of sugar each.
Lowest-Carb Girl Scout Cookies: Tagalongs (Peanut Butter Patties)
Girl Scout cookies aren't exactly "low-carb," but if you're counting carbs for diabetes management, Tagalongs (called Peanut Butter Patties in some regions) weigh in with the lowest carbohydrate count: 13 grams of carbohydrate per two-cookie serving.
Highest-Fiber Girl Scout Cookie: Samoas (Caramel deLites)
Samoas (called Caramel deLites in certain regions) are among the highest-calorie, highest-sugar, and highest-fat Girl Scout cookies available, but if they are your all-time favorite, take comfort in this: they contain the most fiber thanks to the coconut.
Cookies Lowest in Saturated Fat: Savannah Smiles and Do-si-dos
If you're keeping an eye on your saturated fat intake, the Savannah Smiles and Do-si-dos are your best bets. Each contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat per two- or five-cookie serving, respectively.
Shortest Ingredients List: Shout Outs! and Shortbread
If you're looking to minimize your intake of unpronounceable ingredients or highly processed foods, then looking to the length of the ingredients list is one way to find something more wholesome. Both the Shout Outs! and Shortbread cookies contain just 10 ingredients.
Lowest-Calorie Girl Scout Cookie: Shortbread
You probably want to eat the most cookies you can for the least amount of calories, right? So which Girl Scout cookie will give you the biggest bang for your calorie buck? Shortbread is the winner! You can indulge in five cookies for a reasonable 120 calories.