Deep-fried Girl Scout cookies have new twist at Indiana State Fair

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– For the second year, Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies will be sold through a food vendor on the midway at the Indiana State Fair held August 2-18 and new this year customers will have their choice of toppings, including chocolate, caramel or coconut drizzle.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has again partnered with North American Midway Entertainment (NAME) to sell the delectable treat, which features a Samoa Girl Scout cookie coated in a sweet batter and deep fried to a golden brown with a gooey center. Each order is $5, and NAME will donate all the proceeds to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Samoas are the vanilla cookies covered with caramel, rolled in coconut and drizzled with chocolate. 

“We are grateful to North American Midway for partnering with us to offer Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies and for donating the proceeds to Girl Scouts,” said Deborah Hearn Smith, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. “Last year, NAME donated more than $7,000 to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and our goal for this year is $10,000. I’m pleased to announce that this year all the proceeds will be used to help recruit new Girl Scouts to ensure that all girls who want to be Girl Scouts have that opportunity.”

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