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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:58 pm 
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Girl Guide Canada cookies are produced in Dare's Peanut/Tree Nut facility. Maybe everyone else already knows but it was new to me. Saw the last post written about the GGs was in 2005 under the celiac section so thought I's give them a boost.

BTW, I have 2 boys and am not involved in GG. Just happy they are using a Canadian company and that it is Dare.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:48 am 
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Jennifoo wrote:
Just happy they are using a Canadian company and that it is Dare.

mmmmm....us too! I don't know about all of the cookies, but the mint ones are egg free and they are even better if you keep them in the freezer and eat them cold.

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:16 pm 
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The choco and vanilla ones are egg free too, so we buy a few boxes when they are available. Pretty addictive! I only wish they didn't have artificial flavour. . . .

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:33 am 
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Alison's Mom wrote:
The choco and vanilla ones are egg free too, so we buy a few boxes when they are available. Pretty addictive! I only wish they didn't have artificial flavour. . . .


...or artificially inflated prices! $4.00/box Ouch. I'd rather donate to the cause and buy safe cookies on sale :)

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:04 am 
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True, they are pricey, but only available once a year. . .

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:14 pm 
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I had no idea! So i've been avoiding them entirely. Is that true for the sandwich cookies & mint thins?

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:44 pm 
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yup, mint ones are also nut/peanut free (and egg free too!). Which is good news for those allergic to those items. Not so good news for those allergic to soy, wheat, corn, and milk - but hey, we can't have a perfect world. At least they INSIST on good labeling!

I only wish (as both a Girl Guide Leader/mom of girls in Guiding) and as an "eater" of the cookies, that they would have a nut free logo on the cookies.

I know when my Brownie unit was group selling our cookies, we made sure that one of our selling features was to mention their nut/peanut free status! Only had a couple people complain that we didn't have the 20 flavours that the US girl scouts have.

Enjoy the Girl Guide cookies, and if you are in my neck of the woods, and want some more - I can hook ya up with some (and I know some good recipes to go with them)!

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:04 am 
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Yes, they are expensive but it is a FUNDraiser. I think of it as getting free box of cookies as a thank you for my $4 donation. I know that there are other allergens in the product but for years have just walked by this one assuming it was not for us. I was happy to see it was Dare and that I could support these little girls.

Aside: I completely understand/acknowledge that there are so many requests for donation $$ these days (school, sports, charity, social causes) that we all have to make our own best choices and that may be giving a simple cash contribution to the group of choice as another poster commented.

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:36 am 
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Jennifoo wrote:
Yes, they are expensive but it is a FUNDraiser. I think of it as getting free box of cookies as a thank you for my $4 donation.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 1:01 am 
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http://www.examiner.com/gluten-free-in- ... ir-cookies
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May also happens to be Celiac Awareness Month and May 8-14 of 2011 was Food Allergy Awareness Week. It may just be the perfect time for Stacy to have started this petition. She is aiming for a goal of 100,000 signatures, and her petition has already topped 2,000. Stacy has also taken to Facebook and the school district email chain to help spread the word.

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