New Girl Scout Cookie Claims To Be Infused With Ingredient That ‘Supercharges’ Nutrients

A new Girl Scout cookie is giving lovers of the annual green boxes of sweets a somewhat healthier option.

While flavors like peanut butter, chocolate, and coconut have become routine in the different types of cookie, the new Girl Scout cookie has a little something different — something called Nutrifusion. The new cookies are called Mango Cremes, a crispy cookie that also has mango, coconut, and vanilla.

According to the Nutrifusion website, the ingredient “supercharges” the nutritional value of the other ingredients by preserving that nutrients. While the official baker of the Girl Scouts, ABC Bakers, says on its website that the cookies “feature a mango-flavored creme filling with all the nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes, and strawberries!”, not everyone is so convinced.

A writer for Gawker said that the new Girl Scout cookie is leading girls to “sell a lie,” and that the health benefits of the cookie are vastly overblown.

“Girl Scout cookies come under criticism because it’s basically sugar and flour,” NutriFusion president William Grand told ABCNews.com. “By adding our ingredient they have the ability to add the nutrition of fruits and vegetables into the cookie and that’s important.”

“People aren’t going to stop eating cookies, but because of the processing done by the food industry we can actually put some of the nutrition back in and provide a healthier alternative to the consumer,” Grand added about the new Girl Scout cookie.

Like all other varieties, the new Girl Scout cookie is available for a limited time.