Taste Test: Girl Scout Candy Bars

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When we heard Nestle was teaming up with the Girl Scouts we had to get our hands on the new candy bars.  Would they taste like our favorite cookies or be a total flop?  We tried the buzzworthy bars and several hundred calories later, here's the verdict:

Thin Mints

These candy bars might be better than the real thing.  Thin layers of chocolate wafer cookies are sandwiched with chocolate mint filling, topped with rice crispies and coated with chocolate.  The mint flavors of the bar are spot-on and much more satisfying than eating one of the cookies.  The bar's bright minty flavor and crunchy texture is a fulfilling way to kick a snack craving.  One bar contains 200 calories, 10 grams of saturated fat and 16 grams of sugar.

Caramel Coconut

This bar is inspired by the popular Samoa cookie.  Drizzled with caramel, I opened the package and it instantly filled the air with the smell of coconut.  Four layers of wafer cookies are separated with caramel filling.  You can taste little flecks of coconut pieces as you bite into the bar.  This is the best of the bunch, with great texture and flavor.  One bar contains 190 calories, 9 grams of saturated fat and 16 grams of sugar.

Peanut Butter Creme

The peanut butter creme bar tastes similar to a Butterfinger candy.  The peanut flavor is artificial-tasting at times and much sweeter than the original Tagalong cookie.  The airy crispies on top are the only thing that makes this candy bar a Crunch bar.  This one was our least favorite and didn't resemble the cookie as we had hoped.  One bar contains 190 calories, 4 grams of saturated fat and 10 grams of sugar.