NEW YORK -- Perhaps seeking to accommodate people who made New Year’s weight-loss resolutions, Girl Scouts of America is introducing a vitamin-infused, fruit-flavored cookie called the “Mango Crème with NutriFusion” for the 2013 selling season.
The oreo-like cookie has a vanilla-coconut shell, mango-flavored filling and contains a food additive called NutriFusion. The additive purportedly packs 15 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin B1 per serving, 5 percent of Vitamins A,C,D,E and B6, and all the “nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes and strawberries," according to the NutriFusion website.
The cookies also are advertised as free of trans fat, hydrogenated oils and preservatives.
Over the years, the Girl Scouts have made attempts to make their beloved treats a little bit healthier. Past cookies include a reduced-fat crispy cinnamon cookie and a sugar-free choclate chip cookie, both retired and no longer available. In Sept. 2011, the Girl Scouts formally pledged to limit palm oil use in all their cookies beginning with the 2012-2013 season (palm oil is high in unhealthy fats, and environmentalists say its production spurs deforestation in certain tropical countries).