Shaped like mini toast slices, the Toast-Yay! cookies are "full of French toast flavor, dipped in delicious icing, and stamped with the iconic Girl Scout trefoil on top."
Time to start the New Year countdown, folks! As disappointing, devastating, and dejecting as this year has been, it appears as though things might finally take a turn for the better as soon as we cross the 2020 finish line. Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on Tuesday announced the upcoming release of new cookie flavor in January 2021 and it's already got us drooling. Shaped like mini toast slices, the Toast-Yay! cookies are "full of French toast flavor, dipped in delicious icing, and stamped with the iconic Girl Scout trefoil on top."
"The name is designed to be a play on words for 'toasty,' which evokes the warmth and joy we believe people will associate with this great new French Toast-inspired flavor," a representative for the Girl Scouts told PEOPLE. Along with its new release, the GSUSA will also be offering their classics this season, including Lemon-Ups, Lemonades, Thin Mints, Caramel deLites/Samoas (depending on region), Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs, Do-si-dos/Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread/Trefoils, Toffee-tastic, Caramel Chocolate Chip, and Girl Scout S'mores.
.@girlscouts is kicking off the 2021 #GirlScoutCookie season with the new French toast–inspired Toast-Yay!™ cookie! Available in select areas. Get the deets: https://t.co/ZCzzH8HpIA pic.twitter.com/jrMwWMomPH— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) August 18, 2020
"The world continues to change rapidly, and with the ongoing pandemic and social distancing, we're working to ensure that whatever we face in 2021, GSUSA will do as much as possible to (safely) set girls up for success," the organization told Good Morning America in a statement. "Our Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are creative and resourceful, and in the midst of the pandemic earlier this year, many pivoted their emphasis to virtual sales as they experienced the same challenges as other businesses." In the 2021 season, Girl Scouts will again embrace their entrepreneurial spirit by selling cookies through online platforms and innovative "virtual cookie booths" on social media, with supervision from a parent, it revealed on its website.
I can FINALLY talk about the new French toast inspired Girl Scout cookie. It’s seriously soooo good!! Some lucky guests get to try it tonight at the Taste of Adventure 2020 otherwise most people will have to hold out until February 1 in central Iowa!! pic.twitter.com/zNfrCsKcL4— Beth Shelton (@SheltonBeth01) August 18, 2020
"Many girls will offer socially distant or contactless sales and delivery options," the GSUSA representative added. "Regardless of the sales method, every cookie purchase helps girls learn important entrepreneurship and business skills, and the money stays local to power amazing experiences for them." Meanwhile, the online Girl Scouts Cookie Care platform that debuted last season amid the ongoing pandemic will again enable cookie fans to safely order cookies for home delivery and to be donated to first responders, volunteers, and local causes.
The @girlscouts have a new flavor-- to get your mouth watering...— Amanda Russo (@Amanda_Russo12) August 19, 2020
Toast-yay is a French toast inspired cookie-- dipped in icing.
It's ready for breakfast-- or whenever you need a snack.
And the pandemic won't keep you-- from getting your favorite cookies..
You can buy them online pic.twitter.com/xiaJdazVcF
"Amid challenging world events and a global pandemic this year, Girl Scouts created moments of joy by donating cookies to thank frontline workers and using the cookie earnings to support their communities," the organization said. "When Girl Scout Cookie season returns, Toast-Yay! will give consumers a new way to celebrate these moments alongside other favorites."
"With every sale, the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls how to think like entrepreneurs as they run their own small businesses and learn skills like goal setting, people skills, and decision making -- which are imperative for any leadership role," the non-profit explained in a statement. "And girls decide how to use their portion of the proceeds for unforgettable leadership experiences and community projects, while councils are dependent on the funds to deliver life-changing Girl Scout programming to 1.7 million girls."