Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Girl Scout Cookie Nestle Crunch bars...Finally a candy bar stepped up their game.

I imagine a short time ago there was a meeting of minds in some Nestle board room- one of those ones where people toss out ideas on what their hottest new limited edition candy bar should be. There must have been some boring guys who got up and rattled on about doing something new with white chocolate, or something equally as mundane. I imagine the head honcho was staring out the window with a look of distaste on his face as boring idea after boring idea was thrown his way.
I'm guessing at this point, just when everyone thinks the meeting is over and nothing got accomplished, some revolutionary candy bar hero steps forward. At first, his voice is lost in the chatter of the others, but then he raises it to be heard over them. His words strike a chord with the man in charge, who suddenly silences the crowd and ushers the man forward and asks him to repeat what he said. Three simple words.
"Girl Scout Cookies."
A hushed silence falls over them all.
Followed by applause. They hoist him up on their shoulders and parade through the office.
A trio of candy gold is born.
Hold onto your hats, ladies and gents, because they are EXCELLENT.
First up is the THIN MINTS...

If you're like me, you're no stranger to sitting down with a sleeve of Thin Mints and then looking down a half hour later and realizing that you just ate way too many cookies. So you twist the wrapper shut and put it down on the table, only to open it back up a minute later when you decide that 4 cookies aren't worth putting away. Do yourself a favor and don't get more than one of these candy bars because the exact same thing will happen.  You'll wake from a candy coma covered in wrappers and not know what happened.

It's basically chocolate wafers with chocolate mint cream in the middle, with crispies, covered in more chocolate. It's exactly the flavor of a Thin Mint cookie, just with a different texture. It's lighter, more airy. I feel like this works in its favor, allowing flavor to move around better in your mouth. Everything about it is delicious. I couldn't say a bad thing about this candy bar if I tried.

Next up is the Peanut Butter Creme...

I figured these would be called Tagalongs, like the actual Girl Scout Cookie, but hey, I'm sure the folks at Nestle have their reasons. This thing is like a Reese's Stick on steroids. It's bigger, thicker, and more intense. It's like a Reese's stick got made fun of for being thin and weak and stuck a needle in its butt, drank protein shakes, and hit the gym for a year.

It's two giant chunks of wafers with peanut butter creme in the middle with some crispies on top. It's a simple recipe, but man is it good. If you're a peanut butter lover, like you all know I am, then you will enjoy this candy bar. It cuffs you across your smiling face with peanut butter flavor and unlike a Reese's Stick, it has those crispies on top adding a little extra texture. It's all in all a perfect peanut butter fanatic's candy bar.

Last but not certainly not least...the Caramel & Coconut...AKA SAMOA!!!!!!

Ladies & gents, this candy bar is a work of friggin' art. I'm actually finishing one as I type this and it's glorious. It's like golden light is shining down from candy bar heaven and when I look up into it, God himself is looking down at me, giving me a thumbs up.

Despite the other two being so good, this one easily wins the top spot among the three. It's wafers with coconut caramel creme, chewy caramel and toasted coconut covered in chocolate. It somehow perfectly captures the flavor of a Samoa, but I think also improves it somehow. Perhaps it seems like the chocolate here is lighter, or maybe because it's not as chewy as a real Samoa, so the caramel doesn't overtake it. It seems like every part of this candy bar works in unison to create perfection. If you're a fan of Samoa cookies or coconut in general, scoop these up. Hell, good luck, because I'll be honest with you, I'm going to be buying up every one of these that I see. I'm going to stockpile them like I'm on an episode of Doomsday Preppers.

My final words on these... they are all fantastic.
Thin Mints- A
Peanut Butter Creme- A
Caramel & Coconut- A+

Review by Rich


  1. I may have just cried sucrose-laden tears of joy when I saw this post. That Samoas bar looks like the greatest thing ever.

  2. You are the problem!

    1. no, people who realistically want the president to decide what americans are allowed to eat are the problem. get off my blog.

  3. The opening of this blog made me think of the scene from BIG, when Josh makes fun of the building that turns into a robot then comes up with some cool transformers instead.

  4. UPDATE:
    Just went to Walmart and they didn't have any of these anymore in single bars. HOWEVER, as I was walking around I found they have all three flavors in boxes, with them individually wrapped inside. Picked up a box of the Samoas ones. They are going fast.