Let me just make one thing clear: This is what you do not want to have land on your desk one afternoon when you’ve had a sensible salad for lunch and are thinking that maybe a few peppermints or an apple will get you through the afternoon. It is a box filled with samples of the new Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars.
Yes, you’ve read that right. These are Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs rendered as wafer candy bars layered with with little bits of crunchy goodness the company calls “airy crispies.”
After a long marketing campaign and a pre-sale on Facebook, the candy bars are available in retail outlets nationwide. There is no actual uniformed girl intermediary; they go right from convenience store shelf to mouth.
I tried two of them before I encouraged my colleagues to descend on the box. The Samoa version, called Caramel & Coconut, had a true, recognizable flavor. But I think the appeal of a Samoa cookies lies in its varied textures; I don’t think I’d succumb to this candy bar again.
But those Thin Mints. Lawd. They somehow seem Thin Mintier. The layers kind of collapse — pop, pop, pop — between your teeth and give you the satisfaction that usually comes only after a whole sleeve of cookies. I recommend them.
- by John Kessler for the Food & More blog