It seems everyone in my office is indulging in the seasonal guilty pleasure of Girl Scout cookies. I could knock back a box or two, particularly Samoas and Tagalongs, in my youth.
Of course, I wouldn’t do it now for health reasons, but also because my favorites aren’t always what I’d like them to be. Ideally I’d love them to be vegan, but some I don’t really consider vegetarian. For instance, Tagalongs (aka Peanut Butter Patties) are listed as having whey, which I haven’t necessarily considered vegetarian because I was told it may come into contact with animal rennet.
Judging from the ingredients, five varieties of Girl Scout cookies may be vegan.
- Thin Mints (ABC)
- Shout Outs!
- Peanut Butter Patties (this one’s confusing cause PB Patties are supposed to be the same as Tagalongs)
- Chef Chloe’s recipe for Vegan Thin Mints.
An alternative on the go that I was excited to find when I wasn’t looking for it is the Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar. The verdict isn’t unanimous; some love em’ and some hate ‘em…but isn’t that how everything is? Personally, I’m pro; they remind me of Samoas.
Happy scouting…for cookies.