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Md. Girl Scouts To Offer Gluten-Free Cookie Option

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File photo of Girl Scout cookie sale. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

File photo of Girl Scout cookie sale. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Gluten-free foods have been slowly creeping onto supermarket shelves for years now, but for the first time ever, “gluten-free” labels will now be found on the sides of some Girl Scout cookie boxes.

For now, the celiac-friendly sweets will only be found in certain areas, and central Maryland is one of them. Girl Scouts of Central Maryland serves Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

“Since it’s estimated that three million people have problems when they eat foods that contain gluten, ABC and our council partners expect this cookie to be a huge success,” the Girl Scout cookie bakery said in a release.

The cookie of the bite-sized chocolate chip shortbread variety.

The Girl Scouts bakery says it will conduct research during and after this year’s cookie sales to determine whether to go national with the gluten-free option.

See some frequently asked questions and answers about the gluten-free cookies here.

Other Girl Scout councils that will carry the gluten-free cookies are:

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast
Girl Scouts of Central California South
Girl Scouts of Citrus
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
Girl Scouts of Heart of Central California
Girl Scouts of Maine
Girl Scouts of Minnesota Wisconsin Lakes & Pines
Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines
Girl Scouts of Orange County
Girl Scouts of Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto
Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline
Girl Scouts of Western NY
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast

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