It’s a grey and gloomy day here in San Diego, the kind of day where you find yourself needing a serious pick-me-up from the time you roll out of bed. Not just any pick-me-up, either – more like the gods of chocolate answering all your wildest dreams. Luckily for us, this fits the bill quite nicely. Nestlé Crunch has just come out and confirmed that it is in fact producing a new line of candy bars: Nestlé Crunch GIRL SCOUT candy bars. Be still, our heart.
News of a possible Nestlé Crunch thin mint chocolate bar has been rumored for a while, and just the one would have been good enough. But we have to hand it to Nestlé, they’ve really outdone themselves. The company has worked with the Girl Scouts of the USA to produce not just one, but three different bars matching the flavor of three of the best Girl Scout cookies known to man. Take it away, press release:
Inspired by the three most popular flavors of Girl Scout Cookies, Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars are produced under license from Girl Scouts of the USA and come in three varieties:
- Thin Mints™ – Dark chocolate cookie wafers and mint chocolate crème, topped with airy crispies and a rich, dark chocolatey coating
- Caramel & Coconut – Cookie wafers layered with coconut caramel crème and chewy caramel, topped with toasted coconut and drizzled with caramel stripes
- Peanut Butter Crème – Cookie wafers layered with smooth peanut butter crème, topped with airy crispies and a creamy, chocolatey coating
Caramel & Coconut? Peanut Butter Crème? Please, let’s get real: we’re talking about Samoas and Tagalongs here (unless you’re in one of those ABC Bakers regions, in which case they’re Caramel DeLites and Peanut Butter Patties to you).
We really can’t make heads or tails of the latter part of the press release, which notes that the candy bars are “serving as the muse for acclaimed painter Alexandre Renoir, the great-grandson of the legendary Impressionist, French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir.” We’re not sure that paintings of Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout candy bars are what the leaders of the impressionist movement had in mind; on the other hand, proceeds from the chocolate bar painting (which will be auctioned at Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills on May 31) will go to benefit the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles so that’s nice.
Anyway, the only tragedy here is that now, now that Nestlé has announced this development, we have to wait a month to get our hands on the things – the bars launch in stores June 1 and will be available through September (as if the end of summer wasn’t depressing enough). But if you really can’t handle it, starting today at 3PM EST you can try your hand at a presale through the Nestlé Crunch Facebook page.
If you stock up well, you should have enough to last you at least until proper Girl Scout Cookie season starts again.