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Sep 21, 2013

Review: Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars

Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars come in three flavors: Caramel & Coconut (better known as Samoas), Peanut Butter Creme (better known as Tagalongs), and Thin Mints.

I picked up one of each flavor on sale at 88 cents a pop.

Each "bar" actually comes with two coated halves.

The Thin Mints candy bars are made with dark chocolate wafers and mint chocolate creme, topped with rice crisp balls, and covered with a dark chocolaty layer.

The Peanut Butter Creme bars consist of layered wafers and peanut butter creme, topped with rice crisp balls, and a milk chocolaty coating.

The Caramel & Coconut candy bars feature cookie wafers layered with coconut caramel creme and caramel, topped with toasted coconut, and covered with a dark chocolaty layer and caramel-flavored stripes.

The cookie wafers are something each flavor has in common with the others and lend a light, crispy wafer sandwich feel to each candy bar.

The Thin Mints dark chocolaty coating has a not-so-great and slightly oily taste to them. It's quickly covered up with a substantial minty flavor and a smoother regular chocolate flavor.

The Peanut Butter Creme are my favorite and not only because I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter in general. The milk chocolaty coating hits a fairly pleasant note and there's plenty of creamy, salty peanut butter inside. The sweet and salty combination works out nicely. The infrequent rice crispies on top don't really add anything though.

The Caramel & Coconut bars have a strong coconut flavor that tastes more like coconut oil rather than dried coconut flakes (although the bars contain both); it's a little different than the coconut of the cookies, but are close enough. The caramel is light throughout.

Overall, Nestle Crunch Girl Scout candy bars give a good rendition of their respective cookie flavors but miss a bit on the chocolate and crunch of an actual Nestle Crunch bar. They're more like cookie wafer versions of Girl Scout cookies rather than candy bars. They taste good though.

Nutritional Info - Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Thin Mints Candy Bar - 1.3 oz (36.8g)
Calories - 200 (from Fat - 100)
Fat - 11g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 90mg
Carbs - 24g (Sugar - 16g)
Protein - 1g


Nutritional Info - Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Peanut Butter Creme Candy Bar - 1.3 oz (36.8g)
Calories - 190 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 160mg
Carbs - 22g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 3g

Nutritional Info - Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Caramel & Coconut Candy Bar - 1.3 oz (36.8g)
Calories - 190 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 70mg
Carbs - 25g (Sugar - 17g)
Protein - 1g


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5 comments :

  1. I couldn't find these anywhere last year and I still couldn't find these anywhere this year. I guess they just can't be found in my small town... :(

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  2. Hey, they sell them by the box on amazon.com.

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  3. I'm not really sure I want an entire box of them when I really just want to try them...but thank you for the heads up.

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  4. I found these at CVS if that helps. They also have a Facebook app to locate them: https://www.facebook.com/nestlecrunch/app_205398336230749

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  5. All my local NC Targets seem to have boxes of these in the clearance aisles now (except for Thin Mints, still haven't seen those). They come in boxes of 8 mini bars (so basically like getting 4 regular size bars). I agree with the reviews - they're pretty tasty but can't compare to the real thing.

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