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Photo of Thin Mints Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bar sparks online frenzy

NEW YORK -- The Internet has been abuzz this week after a commenter on social media website Reddit shared a photo of a Thin Mints-flavored Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bar, with speculation as to whether the treat was real or a hoax, reported MSNBC.

The candy bar, described as "dark chocolate cookie wafers and mint chocolate creme, topped with airy crispies," is real, but will not be available for several months, said the report.

"We are thrilled with the positive response to the Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bar," Joshua Ackley, a spokesperson for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, told Today.com. "The product photo is a retail sales sample and not available for sale at this time. Look forward to some very exciting news in June," he said.

CSP Daily News reported yesterday that Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based convenience store chain Stewart's Shops has added a Premium Dark Chocolate Mintflavor to its private-label candy bar line (click here for previous coverage).

Founded in 1912 and based in New York City, the Girl Scouts is a leadership development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide.

Brands of Glendale, Calif.-based Nestle USA--which did not comment on the new candy bar--include Nestle Toll House, Nestle Nesquik, Nestle Coffee-Mate, Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets And Lean Pockets Brand Sandwiches, Nescafe, Nestle Juicy Juice, Buitoni, Dreyer's/Edy's, Nestle Crunch, Nestle Butterfinger, Wonka, Digiorno, Tombstone and California Pizza Kitchen. Nestle USA, with 2010 sales of $10.4 billion, is part of Nestle SA, Vevey, Switzerland, with 2010 sales of $105 billion.

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