Many have been hoping that someday the Girl Scouts would offer a gluten-free cookie choice. The Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan (GSHOM) became the first council nationwide to release a gluten-free snack.
It’s labeled as a snack bite and not officially called a Girl Scout cookie, but still it might offer those of us following a gluten-free diet the chance to take part in some of the Girl Scout cookie excitement.
“We have been getting requests for years from people with celiac disease to offer a gluten-free alternative,” said Jan Barker, chief executive officer of GSHOM, in a statement. “We recognize their dietary limitations and are very pleased to be able to offer these snack bites to the lineup of their food options.”
The Girl Scout council launched its pilot program of the Chocolate Chip Snack Bites last week and were sold out and were reordering more. (You were previously able to order the snack bites on line. If they start taking orders again I’ll post the link here.) At this point in time, though, there are no plans to add this cookie to the Girl Scout Cookie lineup.
The cookies are manufactured by Wholevine, a company based in Santa Rosa, California using grape and grape seed flour.