THREE FOR THURSDAY! THREE REVIEWS IN ONE!
Don’t worry, I am not going to write this review in all capital letters. But I should! These candy bars are that good. They deserve it. They deserve all-caps. And bold. Italics. Maybe even a larger font size. I feel like I am cheating them, slighting them by sticking with plain text. But I will persevere for your sake, snacking reader.
I think it’s appropriate to begin this review by quoting the comedian Jonathan Mulaney:
“You know, I’m normally very excited about girl scout cookie season. I like them so very, very much. But there’s something that’s always bothered me about girl scout cookies. Why can’t you just buy them in a super market? Why are they only available once a year through some weird organization? It’d be like if they only sold Coca Cola in July and you could only buy it from the Knights of Columbus. Girl scout cookies are delicious. They come in thin mint and samoas and also… other flavors. How come I have to know a child in a beret in order to get them? Just sell me the cookies, you know what I mean? I have American money. Just put them in a store and I’ll buy them.”
Well, that day has finally arrived, thanks to Nestle Crunch. I found these candy bars a few days ago in my local grocery store, and the display was already decimated by other shoppers ready to try these. I have been looking for them since they were first announced about 6 weeks ago. I bought two of each and sampled them.
Let’s start with Caramel & Coconut. This candy bar would be the equivalent of the Samoas cookie offered by the Girl Scouts. Now my first question is, why not just call them Samoas? You show the cookie on the bar. Girl Scouts cookies fans know it and love it. Maybe they felt the name wasn’t descriptive enough? Who knows.
The bar (like the other two) is actually two mini-bars in one package. This makes it perfect for snacking. How does it taste? Soooo good. I am normally hesitant to eat coconut, as I just can’t stand the texture. This bar accomplishes providing the coconut taste, without making it feel like I have something in my mouth I need to spit out. The caramel and chocolate pair well with the coconut to provide a delicious bar. And this is the WORST one of the three. Why? No airy crispies. How can you be a Nestle’s Crunch without the crispies.
Next stop: Peanut Butter Crème. NOT cream. Heavens no. Crème. There’s a difference. This is the Tagalong Girl Scouts cookie that we are familiar with in Nestle crunch form. Once again, I assume they didn’t want to sell a Tagalongs bar for fear people would have no idea what a Tagalong tasted like.
The bar has a strong and pleasant peanut butter taste. The wafers provide a crispness, but thank goodness for the air crispies, as they really complete the bar. I really, really, really liked this candy bar. I already know I am going to be upset that this is limited edition and will pine for it when it leaves. Should I stock up now? Hmmm… Still, this candy bar took second place!
Of course you knew Thin Mints would be the first in my heart and the last one I mentioned. Nestle knows people love Thin Mints, too, as they didn’t call this “Chocolate Mint” or “Mint Dark Chocolate”. Nope! Let’s just call it what it is, folks. Thin Mints!
Do you know how GOOD Thin Mints are? They are definitely in my top three favorite cookies of all time. I have to buy a box (at least one) every single year. They are good fresh out of the box. They are mind-blowing if you put them in a freezer. So how do they taste when they have been magically merged with a Nestle Crunch?
Delicious doesn’t begin to describe it. Look up delicious in the thesaurus and take all of those words, then multiply them by yum. It tastes just like a Thin Mint, but also just like a Nestle Crunch. It’s like they got married and had a toothsome tot! This bar succeeds on every level. You have to try it. YOU MUST!
Gotta have it, it’s so scrumptious. Love that chocolate when it crunches….CRUNCHES! Chocolate is scrumptious, when it crunches, that’s why I loooooooooove, Nestle’s Crunch!