Product Review: Savannah Smiles Lemon Girl Scout Cookies

When I was growing up, my grandmother made the most delightful lemon sugar cookies.  Every time I went to her house in Far Rockaway or even when she eventually moved to Florida, I ate those scrumptious cookies. She never told me what was in them and she never gave up the recipe, but I still dreamed about them.

That is, until I tasted the new Girl Scouts Cookie, Savannah Smiles.  Eating these Cookies reminded me of my grandmother’s delicious homemade cookies! They are really good.  A definite addition to my collection of Girl Scout Cookies when I buy them at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Cookie Kick-Off day from the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc.

Five Cookies have only 140 calories.  The best part is, five cookies is  all you need to satisfy your sugar craving! Manufactured for Girl Scouts from the Little Brownie Bakers in Louisville, Kentucky, the Cookie was made to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

The Cookies are small bite sized bits with lemon flavor and a powered sugar coating. It is a perfect mid day treat with a cup of coffee or tea and would also be great to dunk in milk.

I was so excited to get a box of Cookies to sample from the Girl Scouts of Nassau County that I decided to get some outside opinions as well.  I asked members of my Entrepreneurs’ Organization Forum Group to taste the Cookie.  They loved it.  One of the guys even said, he can’t wait for the launch to buy a case for his office!

As a child, I was a Girl Scout and I was proud of it.  I sold Girl Scout Cookies door to door and had one of the highest selling records in Nassau County.  Selling cookies taught me about goal setting, decision making, money management, working with people and business skills.

Juliette Gordon Low was the founder of Girl Scouts.  She lived in Savannah (hence the newest Cookie’s name).  She wanted to give girls the opportunity to try things that they weren’t “allowed” to try.  She wanted to change the world and help girls gain confidence and leadership skills, which they did.  Juliette Gordon Low didn’t know it at the time, but she really did change the world.

Cookie season is kicking off after the New Year on January 7th until March 31st, and at that time, all the favorites will be on sale for $4.00 a box including Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils and the newest Cookie, Savannah Smiles.

Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie® Program are used in a variety of community service activities, such as bringing clean water to people in Africa, documenting the history of a local town, building a Habitat for Humanity house, feeding the hungry and clothing the homeless. All proceeds stay in Nassau County to also fund council and Troop activities.

To be part of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Cookie season, be sure to attend one of the 2012 special Cookie events, including the Annual Cookie Kick-Off on January 7th at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream and the Broadway Mall in Hicksville. And, don’t forget about the CookieFest on January 28th at the Green Acres Mall!

So when a girl or young woman asks you to buy Girl Scouts Cookies and you like lemon cookies, I would definitely recommend the Savannah Smiles.  They are “yummy delicious!”

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  1. Lisa

    Who doesn’t love Girl Scout Cookies?! So excited to try the newest addition to the Girl Scout Cookie family. I know my husband will LOVE them because he is a lemon fanatic!

  2. Jillian

    I can’t wait to try it!!! I’m glad that Girl Scouts has kept the traditional classics, but I think it’s always good to have a little bit of variety!

  3. Kristie Galvani

    Love the story about your Grandma and her cookies. It’s the small things in life that we find comfort in.

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