Back in February, we learned of the future existence of Girl Scout Candy Bars. Well, folks, their debut is almost here (June 1), and we've gotten a sneak peek at the three (three!) different flavors.
It was pretty unanimous that these bars are pretty great. While previous HuffPost Food taste tests have been met with mixed feelings or disgust at some of the various new foods we sample, we really don't have many negative things to say about these glorious hybrids of Nestle Crunch bars and Girl Scout cookies. Our only very minor complaint was that two of the flavors -- Peanut Butter Creme and Caramel & Coconut -- didn't actually say what cookie they were (Tagalongs and Samoas).
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts and the first year the candy bars on the market. Last year, the Girl Scouts sold $760 million in cookies. The candy bars will be sold from June to September in stores nationwide.
Check out our thoughts on each of the flavors:
While this was "a little bit dryer" than the Thin Mint cookie, many of us preferred the bar to the cookie thanks to the added layer of crunch. Not everyone though -- "it's missing the right texture," said one. But maybe we can compromise. "I'll take the bar or the cookie, both give the Thin Mint satisfaction," remarked another editor.
This "tastes the most like the actual cookie." In fact, the resemblance was "pretty uncanny." It was "nice and chewy," even for someone that didn't like coconut in her sweets. It may have been "fantastic," but so is the actual cookie -- two loved the bar, but loved the cookie even more.
"I wouldn't know the difference between this and the Little Debbie Nutter Butter," said one editor. "It tastes like a peanut butter Kit Kat bar" thought another. The "just right" flavor and texture made this bar the crowd favorite.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story referred to the Peanut Butter Creme candy bars as containing Do-Si-Dos, rather than Tagalongs.