However, I apparently did not catch that these were, in fact Girl Scout Themed candy bars. So imagine my happiness when I realized that these were much, much different than the standard variation of taste most candy bars get.
Even though these are Nestle Crunch bars, you can see from the packaging above they are more like those sugar-wafer bars you often see. There are several thin layers of wafer in each candy bar and there doesn't appear to be any crispy rice involved. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as we shall see, but don't go in expecting a standard Crunch bar. As us sophisticated candy bar reviewers know, selling a new candy bar often means using a well-known name despite having roughly zero in common with the original version.
The candy bars above actually are two small candy bars apiece. I'm sure there's some merit badge you can earn by sharing each of these snacks, but I recommend not doing that, especially if you are not a Girl Scout. Just eat it.
You'll notice something else odd about the above picture: aside from the Thin Mint, they don't actually name the cookie involved. It's clearly a Samoa and a...Tagalong? Yes, Taglong. (I had to look it up.) I don't know why this is the case, but I did find it curious. It's clearly licensed by the Girl Scouts (what with the logo being there), but I'm assuming someone did not earn their merit badge in copyright law. (Please note that I have no idea if Girl Scouts still do merit badges but I'm still going to make the jokes.)
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Finally, the Thin Mint is exactly how you think it would taste. It's probably a little stronger than it should be; my wife thought it almost tasted like medicine or a cough drop. From a consistency standpoint this was most like the cookie, but I think I'd rather just eat the cookie. That said, it's not a bad candy bar by any means.
Oddly, it's the consistency of the candy bars that sets them apart from the cookies, and that is their advantage. Don't buy these candy bars assuming they are just going to be the cookies in candy bar form; you'll be disappointed. However, they are similar enough that they will probably sate the same craving and they are unmistakably based on those popular cookies. As long as you like your Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs, you'll like these--and even if you don't, these are different enough to warrant a try.