If you’ve somehow mastered the impulse to toss back sleeve after sleeve of Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, and every other Girl Scout cookie in existence, the pint-sized harbingers of confectionery delight are about to test your reserve once more.
Feast your eyes on Lemon-Ups, the Girl Scouts’ latest irresistible sweet treat and quite possibly the nail in the coffin for more than a few New Year’s resolutions. Each crispy, naturally-flavored cookie is etched with one of eight empowering messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs, such as “I am an innovator” or “I am a leader.” None of them reads “I am going to eat this box of cookies in one sitting,” but “I am a go-getter” comes pretty close.
Lemon-Ups aren’t the Girl Scouts’ only lemony offering this year. They’ll also be selling Lemonades, simple shortbread cookies topped with lemon icing—a zesty take on fan-favorite shortbread cookies, Trefoils. Meanwhile, Savannah Smiles, the lemon-flavored, powdered-sugar-covered shortbread cookies from last season, have joined the ranks of Praline Royales, Upside Downs, and all the other discontinued Girl Scout cookies.
The Girl Scouts have updated their cookie packaging this year, too. The boxes are still designed with the same set of vibrant colors that correspond to certain cookies—blue for Trefoils, red for Tagalongs, etc.—but they now also feature photos of current Girl Scouts partaking in activities like camping, exploring space science, and participating in community service projects.
“The program is about so much more than cookies,” Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo said in a press release. “The important business and financial literacy skills girls learn through the program are proven to build their leadership skills and position them for success in the future. When you purchase cookies you are helping girls power their Girl Scout experience and you’re supporting female entrepreneurs.”