Earlier this year, the Internet was abuzz with articles heralding the coming of a new candy bar based on Girl Scout Cookies. Well, the Crunch bar/Girl Scout Cookie mashup arrived in stores this month, and I just have one thing to say: omnomnomnomnom…
Sorry, that was me finishing off my Samoa Crunch bar. Anyway, these things are absolutely fantastic. There are three different varieties of these limited run chocolates, each based on a different Girl Scout Cookie. Overall, the concept is brilliant: mash together two amazing junk foods, only sell the candy for a little while, and everyone will buy it. Well, it worked on me, anyway. Here are my thoughts on these tasty treats.
- Peanut Butter Creme (AKA, Tagalongs): Though yummy, this is the weakest of the flavor trio. They remind me of those Little Debbie Nutty Bars I used to eat as a kid (not exactly a compliment). Then again, I was never a huge fan of Tagalongs.
- Caramel & Coconut (AKA, Samoas): Wow. The Samoa Crunch bars are crazy sweet. I couldn’t eat more than half of one of these in one sitting. They do remind me a lot of the cookies they’re based on, though, so they get bonus points for that. These are pretty good.
- Thin Mints (I guess they decided not to change the name on these.): These are the best of the batch. Thin Mints are my favorite Girl Scout Cookies, and the Crunch bar version doesn’t disappoint. They aren’t too sweet, and the minty flavor is perfect.
The bottom line? Nestle created a winning combination with these candy bars. They’re pretty true to the cookies, and they are just downright delicious. Have you tried these yet? What did you think?