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10 Surprising Secrets About Girl Scout Cookies

The Girl Scouts recipes are keeping with the times

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No preservatives, “zero trans fats per serving”—plus, Thin Mints, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and Peanut Butter Patties Girl Scout Cookies are vegan.

The box might be a little lighter than you remember.

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In 2009, the cost of baking Girl Scout cookies rose, but rather than opt for a price spike, the organization stuffed fewer cookies in boxes of Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Do-si-dos. Here are more bizarre secrets from the world’s biggest businesses.

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