This Chewing Gum Tastes Exactly Like Girl Scout Cookies
Chew on this.
This article originally appeared on Real Simple
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). And to celebrate this big birthday, a specialty candy company called Project 7 has created two flavors of gum inspired by fan favorites: Thin Mints and Samoas.
We were admittedly skeptical when we first heard the news. Why not just eat the real deal? But then we tried the gum, and were startled by how similar it tastes to the cookies. The pieces are rectangular (like Dentyne) and keep their flavor for way over an hour. Take a moment to imagine the number of cookies you’d power through in that amount of time if you could.
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 adorable, 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.