A 2004 article in the San Francisco Chronicle notes
FDA and medical researchers agree trans fats are "the most dangerous fat
in the human diet."
At the time the Girl Scouts' spokeswoman acknowledged the need for
alternatives in their cookies, then claimed that "We're fast-tracking that
It's two years later, and there's still 2 grams of dangerous trans fats in
my Do-si-Dos. The Girl Scouts are trying to kill us!!!
Er, wait. Apparently there's more
to the story.
"By next year's drive, all Girl Scout
cookies will be
free of the fat that scientists now tell us is more harmful to our hearts
than saturated fat....
The Scouts have [already] taken the villainous
substance out of three of their most popular cookies: Thin Mints, Caramel
deLites and Peanut Butter Patties.