Summer Flavor Forecast: Nestlé Crunch Survey Finds Chocolate Paired With Mint Is Season’s No. 1 Coolest Combination

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Back for Summer, Thin Mints® Lead Limited Edition Collection of Award-Winning Nestlé® Crunch® Girl Scout Candy Bars

Tastemakers and taste-testers unite this summer, as consumers prefer chocolate paired with mint above all else, according to a nationwide survey* commissioned by Nestlé Crunch. More than two-thirds of those polled picked chocolate as the perfect pairing to mint when seeking a tasty treat. Those surveyed hailed this summer’s favorite flavor pairing as most “refreshing,” “heavenly” and “energizing.” Addressing the nation’s need for chocolate and mint perfection, the award-winning Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars are back for summer, and the classic Thin Mints® flavor leads the candy collection.

“There’s nothing like the taste of cool Thin Mints, and when it’s summer time, Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars are the perfect treat to fulfill that chocolate and mint craving,” said spokesperson Tricia Bowles of Nestlé USA Confections & Snacks. “And with the bars only available during the summer, Nestlé Crunch is thrilled to see consumers confirm chocolate with mint as the top flavor of the season.”

The limited edition Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars won the 2012 Best New Product Award by Better Homes & Gardens. 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 are available 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

Nestlé USA purchases enough sustainable, certified Nestlé Cocoa Plan beans to produce the entire line of everyday NESTLÉ CRUNCH bars, the company’s 75 year old flagship confections brand, as well as the limited edition Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars. The beans are certified by UTZ Certified, an independent organization focused on developing sustainable farming practices and better opportunities for farmers and their families. The Nestlé Cocoa Plan is a Nestlé global initiative developed to help improve the lives of cocoa farmers and the quality of their products, while also assuring a sustainable cocoa supply for years to come. Additional information may be found at www.nestlecocoaplan.com.

Now through September Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars are available nationwide wherever candy bars are sold – but when they’re gone, they’re gone! Each variety is available as a single bar ($0.99 MSRP) or as fun-size bars in a new take-home bag ($3.49 MSRP).

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About Nestlé USA
Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for eighteen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverages that make good living possible. That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about. Nestlé USA, with 2014 sales of $9.7 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2014 sales of $100 billion. For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.

*Research was conducted June 2-4, 2015, by Google Surveys with 1,038 completes through an online survey at a 95% confidence level with a margin of error < +/-3.0.