Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars

I’m pretty sad that my stock of Girl Scout Cookies has run out.  My youngest is a Daisy Scout and we had access to buying as many boxes as we could healthily ingest!  Now that they’re gone, it’s hard to believe I need to wait a whole year for the next shipment.

Well, breaking news…my dreams have come true, in a way! After months of speculation and mouth-watering rumors, Nestlé® Crunch® confirmed it has created the new Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars, designated “the world’s most valuable candy barsby the world’s largest auction house of collectibles, Heritage Auctions. Having officially authenticated the first set of the three limited edition Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars, Heritage Auctions has appraised the bars at $500, an amount almost 200 times greater than the bars’ suggested retail price — making them the most valuable candy bars currently in existence.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

“When word of this irresistible combination of Nestlé Crunch and Girl Scout Cookie flavors leaked earlier this year, consumers started calling,” said spokesperson Tricia Bowles, Nestlé USA, Confections & Snacks. “One said he’d give us all of his money for Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars! Another said she’d do ‘anything’ to get her hands on some, and our retailers seem to feel the same way. Fans should be ready to buy “the world’s most valuable candy bars” before they are all gone!”My Take:  They taste exactly like the cookies with a crispy wafer crunch that is out of this world.  My favorite is the Thin Mint, I received my samples and took them to my daughter’s girl scout troop and their eyes widened with utter delight!    The peanut butter cream was smooth and buttery, while not a huge fan of the Samoa, the caramel/coconut combination was quite yummy!  We will be stocking up on these come June!

The Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars will be available as limited edition candy bars this summer at participating retail stores nationwide, beginning June 1 through September.

Samples were sent, all opinions our own!

Survey Says: America Still Likes to Have Fun

Nestlé CRUNCH released findings on the state of fun in America, based on a national survey conducted this month to determine the country’s first-ever “fun quotient.” Despite dismal news dominating headlines, Americans feel they have a “high” fun quotient or level of fun in their lives – with a whopping 86 percent of adults polled having fun at least once per week, most of whom experience fun on a daily basis, according to the CRUNCH Fun Quotient Survey.

Are you having fun in your life?!  To gauge America’s fun quotient, CRUNCH asked consumers a variety of questions ranging from “Would you live in a tree house or The White House?” and “In which cartoon world would you like to live for a day?” My answers are tree house and NOT in a pineapple under the sea, respectively!

Key findings from the CRUNCH Fun Quotient Survey show Americans are looking for more fun in their daily lives, namely:
* Nap time should be implemented into the U.S. work day, with 36 percent of adults desiring a daily “siesta” like their European counterparts – taking a nap scored higher than any other “recess” or work-break activity, more popular than office shenanigans like computer games or cubicle chair races. Adults older than 65 said they preferred having an endless supply of Nestlé CRUNCH bars

* Americans think it would be fun to get into monkey business if invisible for a day, with four in 10 adults choosing to play pranks on their friends (48 percent), while the rest would either sneak backstage at concerts (24 percent) or eavesdrop (18 percent). If invisible, a small percentage of adults admitted they would sneak into women’s or men’s locker rooms (less than 10 percent), with four times as many men choosing this option

* Even in today’s hi-tech world, every day fun can be found in the simple things – Americans prefer simple pleasures like reading in order to balance out stressed-out lives largely filled with digital devices and longer work hours. Survey results show that almost half of survey participants reported that reading was the most enjoyable way to relieve stress after a long day (47 percent)

* What makes Facebook most fun is the simple joy of reconnecting with friends – Social networking offers different kinds of fun every day – from posting, poking, searching and uploading – but survey respondents have the most fun on Facebook by seeing photos of friends “then” and “now” (34 percent) and finding long-lost childhood friends (31 percent), with women having more fun looking at photos of old friends

* Americans want more fun in the workplace – While split almost evenly on their favorites, 56 percent of adults said they would swap their real-life boss for a celebrity comedian, adding a little fun to the work day

Results also showed that Americans believe it isn’t about the finer but “funner” things in life, such as:
* The White House or a tree house? More than a third of Americans polled said they would live in a tree house rather than the White House, and largely ignored the other fun options of living in a fancy new mansion or enjoying suburban living in the iconic Brady Bunch house

* Flying cars and a robot housekeeper would make the world more fun. The future looks more fun than the past, with 36 percent of Americans saying they would prefer to live in the futuristic cartoon world of “The Jetsons,” and in a nod to doing less household chores, more women than men saw the benefits of having a robot help around the home (43 percent vs. 29 percent)

* Americans want to see kid-like fun in the next Olympics – Nearly half of the country would prefer to see a simple schoolyard game as the next Olympic sport – dodgeball took the gold, particularly with men, with more than 50 percent preferring this above all. The second favorite was Double-Dutch jump rope, favored by 21 percent of Americans, with women three times as likely as men to pick this for the next international games

The CRUNCH Fun Quotient Survey also found:
* Age is nothin’ but a number – According to more than 1,000 adults surveyed, it is just that – and many adults are acting more like kids than they admit. Across all age groups, a third of adults report that friends are likely to tell them to “act your age, not your shoe size” indicating the fun, kid-like spirit of grown-up poll-takers nationwide

If you ask my 12 year old daughter, she’d love to have one period a day at school devoted to friends, where they can socialize and listen to music.  My 10 year old son would love to have a whole second story built on our house and filled with arcade games.  My five year old’s version of fun would be to live at the beach and have a pet dolphin.  I have to admit, those aren’t bad ideas, my kids know what they like and what is fun to them.  I am still waiting for the day that all my closest friends and I can all live on the same block so we could hang out, share childcare, and everyday would be fun and games.

To learn more about how Nestlé CRUNCH is encouraging folks to “Have A Little Fun Everyday,” visit and “like” CRUNCH at http://www.facebook.com/nestlecrunch.  The Fun Calendar is fabulous!