In honor of Girl Scout Cookies season, several Hawaii restaurants have created exclusive desserts inspired by iconic cookie flavors.
A portion of the proceeds from these limited-edition desserts will go to local Girl Scout troops.
“We are thankful for all the time, talent and support we received from our wonderful restaurant partners and their loyal customers this cookie season,” said Shari Chang, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Hawaii. “We appreciate local businesses supporting our girls as proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program in turn help the larger Hawaii community.”
“A lot of people think that the girls are out there just selling cookies, but really they’re learning very valuable life skills… such as goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics,” said Lila Frisbie, Girl Scouts of Hawaii director of product and retail sales.
Six restaurants are offering the following Girl Scout Cookie-inspired desserts:
- Duke’s Waikiki: Do-si-dos Hula Pie
- Hilo Bay Café: Mint to Be Pie
- Huggos Fine Dining and Lava Lava Beach Club (Hawaii Island): Thin Mint Chocolate Mousse Pie
- Tiki’s Grill and Bar: Girl Scout Cookie Grasshopper Parfait
- Via Gelato: Thin Mint, Samoa, and Do-si-dos cookie flavors
Tiki’s Grill and Bar’s executive chef, Ronnie Nasuti, created the Girl Scout Cookie Grasshopper Parfait with layers of house-made mint marshmallow cream and crushed Thin Mints, and topped with a dollop of whipped cream, fresh mint, and a cookie.
“I’m a purist when it comes to chocolate,” Nasuti said. “I just did research and this was one of the things I got the most hits on online, that flavor profile in this kind of a form, so I tried to mimic it, but it’s our own take on it.”
Tiki’s Grill and Bar also hosted a session where Girl Scouts could pitch their marketing plans before an audience.