Warning: The following information could render you CRAZY-EXCITED to see those cute little girls standing outside grocery stores hawking treats. There happen to be FIVE varieties of Girl Scout cookies that are vegan! Discover the delectable brands that supply the Girl Scouts with vegan cookies—and please, try not to scare the children with your enthusiasm.
IMPORTANT: All Thin Mints are vegan. But for some of the other varieties, the ingredients depend on which bakery made them. So depending on where you live, your cookies may or may not be vegan.
It sounds confusing, but because the names vary slightly, you can determine which cookie is the vegan version. (For example, “Peanut Butter Patties” are vegan, but “Tagalongs” aren’t.)
So, which Girl Scout cookies are vegan? Check ’em out:
Thin Mints are so classic, they need no introduction! Now ALL Thin Mints are vegan. No matter where you are, you can be confident that the minty deliciousness hidden inside these boxes is cruelty-free.
Girl Scout S’mores (From ABC Bakers)
The Girl Scouts recently announced that new Girl Scout S’mores cookies will be carried in select markets during the 2017 cookie season. The s’more-style cookie that’s made by ABC Bakers is vegan, and it’s described as a “crispy graham cookie double dipped in yummy crème icing and finished with a scrumptious chocolatey coating.”
Thanks-A-Lots (From ABC Bakers)
Thanks-A-Lots are shortbread cookies that have been partially dipped in chocolate! Thin Mints and Thanks-A-Lots were the FIRST two vegan cookies offered by the Girl Scouts. The ingredients in these cookies vary depending on location, so check the box to make sure they’re made by ABC Bakers before you buy.
Lemonades (From ABC Bakers)
These sweet cookies have lemon icing on the bottom! They’re also oversized, so there’s more to love. Just make sure that the box says “vegan,” as only ABC Bakers offers a vegan version.
Peanut Butter Patties (From ABC Bakers)
Peanut butter cookies covered in chocolate?! Yes, please! Thanks (once again) to ABC Bakers, you can get this peanut butter delight in a dairy-free form. Just check the box to make sure they’re made by ABC Bakers before you buy.
The other cookie varieties offered by the Girl Scouts contain dairy products. So if you care about animals as much as you love cookies, make sure you stick to the vegan ones!
In the dairy industry, male calves are often slaughtered for veal, and female calves grow up to be treated as nothing more than baby- and milk-making machines. When cows can no longer produce “enough” milk by industry standards, they’re sent to slaughter. With four delicious vegan Girl Scout cookie varieties to choose from, there’s NO reason to eat cookies with milk in them. Grab a Thin Mint!