As the winter rolls on, we all know one thing for certain: Girl Scout Cookie season is almost upon us. This has many of us wondering whether Girl Scout Cookies are vegan — and luckily, I have some good news: The short answer is that yes, some types of Girl Scout Cookies are vegan! This should make a number of people quite happy indeed.
Whether you're vegan because of a lifestyle choice or because of allergies, it's valid to want to know what products are explicitly labeled as vegan from the get-go. Luckily for us, the nutritional information for Girl Scout cookies is super easy to access. In fact, both of the official Girl Scout cookie bakeries — Little Brownie Bakers and ABC Bakers — state right on their websites which varieties are vegan.
The fact that there are two bakeries that handle the cookies, however, is key, because which treats are vegan depends on who makes them. According to the ABC Bakers Girl Scout Cookies FAQ, the vegan Girl Scout cookies made by ABC include: S'mores, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots, Thin Mints, and Peanut Butter Patties. Little Brownie Bakers, however, appears to make only one vegan type of Girl Scout cookie: Thin Mints.
Additionally, it's good to note that while these cookies are vegan, they might be made on equipment also used to produce items containing things like dairy; if cross-contamination is an issue for you, you might want to steer clear entirely. It's definitely better to be safe than sorry.
If you're wondering when you can buy Girl Scout Cookies, worry not! The answer answer is that it simply depends on your location. You can go to the Cookie Locator on the Girl Scouts website and type in your zip code. This will tell you when and where Girl Scouts will begin selling cookies in your area. You can also use the handy Girl Scout Cookie Finder app on either your iOS or Android device.
So, fellow vegans, rejoice! And hey, while you're at it, you may as well think about pairing your Girl Scout Cookies with wine using the cookies as a base for a vegan dessert. It's also fantastic if you're looking for an easy gift for the vegan in your life. After all, who doesn't want Girl Scout cookies delivered right to their door?