The Girl-Scout-Cookie Candy Bar: It’s Real, and It’s Spectacular

Taste-testing a Thin Mint fan's dream come true.

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You know when you’re eating a Girl Scout cookie and you think, Okay, yeah, this is delicious, but what if it were surrounded by cookie wafers and chocolate and wrapped like a candy bar?

If you’ve never though that, well, now you’re thinking it, and it sounds pretty great, right? This decadent dream will soon become a reality when Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars hit stores this June. In possibly the tastiest business move known to man, Nestlé has partnered with the Girl Scouts to produce the hybrid confection, available for a limited time. The candy bars will come in three varieties: Thin Mint, Caramel & Coconut and Peanut Butter Creme.

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So, how do these tempting treats actually taste? If you’re guessing “like heaven in your mouth,” then congratulations. You’re correct.

First, there’s the Thin Mint variety, likely to be the most popular. You get the classic, distinct taste of Thin Mints, the Girl Scouts’ top-selling cookie, paired with additional dark chocolate, mint chocolate creme, and those airy crispies from a Nestlé Crunch bar.

Next, there’s the Caramel & Coconut variety, based on the Samoa, the Girl Scouts’ second best-selling cookie. There are more wafers, but this time, they’re layered with coconut caramel creme, more caramel, and more coconut. The result is tasty — a souped up, extra-sweet Samoa — but the coconut flavor might be a bit overwhelming if you’re not a hardcore fan.

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Finally, there’s the Peanut Butter Creme candy bar, inspired by the Tagalong (also known as the Peanut Butter Patty). More cookie wafers, (are you sensing a theme yet?) accompanied by peanut butter creme, coated in chocolate, and sprinkled with more of those Nestlé Crunch crispies. Peanut butter and chocolate is a delightful, timeless combination, but PB elitists be warned: you might get a bit of that processed, made-for-candy taste. If you’re not a peanut-butter snob, then proceed, and your taste buds will sing and dance joyfully.

Girl Scout cookies have been around almost as long as the organization itself — 100 years — and this marks the first candy-bar partnership. The treats will be sold exclusively by Nestlé, with a portion of the profits going to the Girl Scouts. They’ll be available at participating grocery and drug stores beginning June 1. Prices will vary by retailer, but will average around $1 for singles and $4 for a box.  As the Girl Scouts might say: On my honor, I will try, not to eat every single Thin Mints candy bar in sight.

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