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New Girl Scouts cookie, Caramel Chocolate Chip, won't be sold in Arizona

Posted: 2:04 PM, Aug 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-21 15:46:29Z

This is a good news-bad news story.

First, the good news: The Girl Scouts of USA revealed Tuesday that their organization was adding a new cookie to the 2019 lineup.

Move over, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Samoas. Welcome, Caramel Chocolate Chip.

The new creation is gluten-free and made with caramel, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and "a hint of sea salt in a chewy cookie."

Now, the not-so-good news: it will not be sold in Arizona.

How come? We reached out to a local spokesperson. Here is what we learned:

The Girl Scouts organization is made up of different councils and those councils get their cookies from one of two licensed suppliers: Little Brownie Bakers or ABC Bakers.

There are two councils in Arizona: Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council , which serves the Valley and Northern Arizona, and Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona , which serves the southern half of the state.

Both are supplied by Little Brownie Bakers. They carry S'mores, Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles, and Toffee-tastic (gluten-free).

The caramel chocolate chip cookie is part of ABC Bakers.

Both bakeries do have some cookie overlap: Samoas at Little Brownie Bakers are known as Caramel DeLites at ABC Bakers, Tagalongs are called Peanut Butter Patties, Trefoils are Shortbread, and Do-si-dos are known as Peanut Butter Sandwich.

Both have S'mores, but the cookies themselves are different.

So when do Girl Scout cookies go on sale in Arizona?

The Arizona Cactus-Pine Council cookie season runs Jan. 21 - March 3, 2019. 

The Southern Arizona Council's cookie season runs Jan. 19th - March 3, 2019.