Some say winter is the cruelest season. I say it's Girl Scout Cookie season because it hits immediately after you set your New Year's Resolution to cut out sweets, lose weight and get to the gym more. All three of those things are the exact opposite of Girl Scout Cookies. But you can't NOT get Girl Scout Cookies. Especially with the new flavor their bringing to their tables this year.

On Tuesday, the Girl Scouts announced they'd be adding gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies to their 2019 line-up in select areas. These join the Toffee-Tastic cookies added back in 2015, and of course the classics like Shortbread, Thin Mints, Tagalongs and my favorite, the Samoas. Even better, there will be a hint of sea salt. I'm all about the sweet and salty combo. Salted Caramel is my favorite.

The "select areas" caveat has me a little worried, because I wonder if we'll get them. I hope we do. Buying from your local Girl Scouts helps the scouts, the local troop, and the community. I like supporting the local. But I'm totally calling my sister in Kansas, my cousin in California, my friend in Maine... anyone with a daughter in scouts, and I'm getting a box of each.

Except Thin Mints. Thin Mints are gross. You know I'm right.

Girl Scout Cookie season usually kicks off in January, so be looking for them at your front door, your office building, and your grocery store around then. Follow the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois serving the Quincy area and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri serving the Hannibal area to stay up to date on all things cookies.

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