Saturday, January 7, 2012

It is that time again - Girl Scout Cookies - trans fats and hydrogenated oils

It is Girl Scout Cookie time... I love me some cookies. NUM NUM NUM.. But, I don't like (um, maybe Hate, though that's a horrible 4-letter word) that most of the cookies contain hydrogenated oils, palm oil, many have HFCS and they even defend those choices in the name of "baking." From the Girl Scout answers page, "Q: What about partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats)?
A: Girl Scouts of the USA is proud that all Girl Scout cookies are "zero trans fat per serving" with the same great taste that has made them one of America's favorite treats over the years. All varieties contain less than 0.5 grams trans fat per serving, which meets or exceeds the FDA guidelines for the "zero trans fat" designation, and selected varieties can claim 100% trans-fat free status, meaning there's not a speck of trans fats in the whole box. For a list of specific cookie ingredients, please visit www.GirlScoutCookies.org."

So yeah, .5 trans fat when most people don't eat just one serving in a day (being honest here...) means YES you're getting more than "allowed" trans fat and TRANSFAT SUCKS. It kills. Stop eating that crap!

Eye balling... Ones without hydrogenated oils
Savannah Smiles
Trefoils
Do-si-dos
Dulce de leche (but does contain artificial colors)
Thank U berry much
Shortbread
Shout Outs

CONTAINS HYDROGENATED OILS - TRANSFATS, don't eat them, don't feed them to your kids
Samoas (darn!)
Tagalongs
Peanut butter sandwich
Lemonades
Peanut butter patties
Caramel delites (also has artificial colors)
Thin Mints
Thanks A Lot (also has HFCS)

It should be assumed that all cookies are trademarked  or registered trademark by either the baker or Girl Scouts.

Eat with care... or consider baking at home :) If you note any errors, please comment or message me!

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