The Girl Scouts are celebrating National S’mores Day by announcing their new Girl Scout S’mores™ cookies.
Two very important points here:
National S'mores Day is a thing—celebrated Aug. 10. And the Girl Scouts have a new cookie!
“We’re combining two iconic Girl Scout traditions—s’mores and Girl Scout Cookies,” a statement on their website read Wednesday.
To double the excitement for Girl Scout cookie and s’mores enthusiasts, there are two versions of the new variety: “a crispy graham cookie double dipped in a crème icing and enrobed in a chocolatey coating and a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with a chocolate and marshmallowy filling.”
The new s’mores cookies are the first new Girl Scout cookie variety since 2015, when they released their Toffee-tastic, Trios and Rah-Rah Raisin varieties.
Select markets will carry the Girl Scout S’mores™ variety beginning in the 2017 cookie season.
According to their website, Girl Scouts in the United States was started in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. Selling cookies to finance the Girl Scout troops began as early as 1917, when the Mistletoe Troop baked cookies and sold them to their high school in Muskogee, Okla.
And cooking s’mores by the fireside is a classic camping trip ritual, which any scout would know.
Girl Scout councils around the U.S. will be hosting community campfires Wednesday and night and beyond to celebrate the new cookie release.
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