|Juliette Gordon Low initiated the cookie sale as a way for Girl
Scouts to be self-reliant and to fund their own activities.
|In the 1920s and 30s, Girl Scouts in different parts of the country baked their
own simple sugar cookies and sold them to raise money for their activities.
|The first documented council-wide sale of commercially
baked cookies took place in Philadelphia in 1934.
|The first national Girl Scout
Cookie sale was held in 1936.
|Over the years, cookie varieties have come and gone in response to changing
consumer tastes. However, the only modification to Shortbread has been a
"facelift" in 1979 when the cookie's traditional Girl Scout service mark was
replaced by a more contemporary service mark.
|Thin Mints is the top selling
Girl Scout Cookie in America!
|Since the 1930s, a number of companies have baked Girl Scout
Cookies. Today there are two Girl Scout Cookie suppliers. ABC has been
an officially licensed Girl Scout Cookie baker for over 70 years.
|Each season, Girl Scouts sell almost 200
million packages of Girl Scout Cookies!
|Homemade caramel, cooked to a rich creamy consistency, and a special toasted
flaked coconut makes ABC's Caramel deLites® the second best selling Girl Scout
Cookie and places it in the top five of cookies sold in the United States, annually.
|All of ABC's Girl Scout Cookie
varieties are cholesterol free.
|For every box of Girl Scout Cookies you buy, more than two-thirds
of your purchase prices stays right in your community.
|By eliminating the carton on Thanks-A-Lot cookies this year, Girl Scouts® of the USA
and ABC Bakers are taking over 150 tons of paperboard out of the waste stream.
Saves enough paperboard to fill 14 garbage trucks*. Yields energy savings equivalent
to 30,000 gallons of gasoline**.
|People who may be following diabetic diets can enjoy ABC's Girl Scout
Cookies by using dietary exchange rates on our Nutrition Facts page and
listed on our order card.
|All of ABC's Girl Scout Cookie varieties have
a trans fat value of zero grams per serving.
|ABC's new Shout Outs! Girl Scout Cookie has zero grams trans fat per serving, no
artificial colors, no artificial preservatives, no high fructose corn syrup and no hydrogenated oils! Just like a cookie you might make with ingredients from your own pantry.
|Our Thanks-A-Lot Girl Scout Cookies speak five different languages!
|Our cookies are made with pure vegetable shortening and all eight varieties are kosher. Kosher certification is provided by the Orthodox Union Rabbinical supervision. Each package is marked with the circle UD emblem.
|When eaten in moderation as part of a healthy balanced diet,
ABC Girl Scout Cookies are satisfying treats that are good for
consumers and good for Girl Scouts!
|ABC does not use any artificial preservatives in our Girl
|Imitated but never duplicated, Peanut Butter Patties
have been in our Girl Scout Cookie line for over 30 years.
They are the 3rd best selling Girl Scout Cookie and are
among the top 10 best selling cookies in America.
*Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
**EPA Waste Reduction Model [WARM]