DIX HILLS, NY (CBSNewYork) — Girl Scout Elle Malinow has sold hundreds of boxes of Girl Scout cookies, but she’s never tasted one.
According to the Girl Scouts Cookies website, gluten-free or other non-allergen cookies aren’t made because there isn’t enough of a demand to make its production economically feasible.
“Because Girl Scout cookies are produced just once a year and for a limited time, our bakers never achieve the volume required to support the specific production of specialty cookies,” the website says in its Frequently Asked Questions section.
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That’s why Elle’s mother, Stacy Malinow, decided to start an online petition for gluten-free and allergen-free Girl Scout cookies.
She says there are enough people with celiac disease and other allergies to warrant the production of specialty Girl Scout cookies.
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She’s received more 2,000 signatures in just over two weeks.
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