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Girl Scouts Introduce New Cookie to Mark its 100th Anniversary


Nothing warms my heart more than seeing that colorful Girl Scout cookie order form being passed around the office. 

Last year I pounced on my co-worker who I suspected had a school-aged daughter just about the right age.  Of course, I wanted to help make her a star in her troop, as well as get my hands on the cookies that only the Girl Scouts can do.  I ordered three boxes of my favorite (yes, Thin Mints) with every intention of sharing them with my husband, only to eat every last one very quietly at my desk. 

So I couldn't be more overjoyed to hear that the Girl Scouts are introducing Savannah Smiles, a lemon cookie, to mark its 100th anniversary.  It's described as a dense, crunchy and shortbread-like cookie with a light lemon flavor with a sugar dusting.

Savannah Smiles was named in honor of the organization's founder Juliette Gordon Low, who heralds from the Georgian city.  The other half of the name is apparent --  the cookie’s half-moon shape is meant to represent a lemon wedge and “Brownie Smile.” 

Sales of this tasty delight kicks off Jan. 7.

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But not all new cookie varieties are sure sells.  Last year the Girl Scouts were forced to stop production of Lemon Chalet Cremes after people complained of a foul smell and taste.  Although there were no safety concerns the smell, meant to be entice the senses with a hint of cinnamon-ginger spice, left a bad taste in people's mouth.

Let us know what you think. So, what do you think.  Will Savannah Smiles take off?