Last year was a big year for Girl Scout™ cookies—we’re still excited about the two newest flavors. But 2017 is going to be a big one, too. It’s the 100th year that the organization is selling cookies (that’s a lot of Do-si-dos). To celebrate the birthday, a specialty candy company called Project 7 has created two flavors of gum inspired by fan favorites: Thin Mints and Samoas.
Admittedly, we were skeptical at first. But we soon realized that the brand had not, in fact, bitten off more than it could chew. The rectangular pieces of gum are the same shape as Dentyne and taste astonishingly like the actual cookies. And they kept their juicy flavor well into an hour. Certainly no replacement for Girl Scouts cookies, but a tasty alternative to regular ole spearmint.
The sugar-free gum (it's made with stevia) is also better for you than most: it’s non-GMO and made in the U.S. without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Each colorful pouch is filled with 24 pieces, and can be bought nationwide in Target stores.
You don’t even have to feel bad about paying Project 7 money instead of cute little Girl Scouts, because a portion of the proceeds go to seven different charities that do things like feed the hungry and house the homeless. If you’re still not convinced, the brand has also just released a downright delicious, better-for-you version of Thin Mints cookies (also available at Target). No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives: no problems.