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Girl Scout cookie-flavored candy bars; Domino's gluten-free pizza

May 08, 2012|By Tiffany Hsu
  • The Nestle Crunch Girl Scout cookie candy bars: Peanut Butter Creme, Thin Mints, Caramel & Coconut
The Nestle Crunch Girl Scout cookie candy bars: Peanut Butter Creme, Thin… (Business Wire )

The rumors are true: The Girl Scouts of the USA are pairing up with Nestle to create candy bars flavored like the famous cookies-- and they’ll be available this week.

The bars will come in three options: Thin Mints, Caramel & Coconut and Peanut Butter Creme, all based on cookies that the Girl Scouts have sold for years to raise money.   

On Wednesday, customers can start buying the bars online in a limited-edition pre-sale on the Nestle Crunch Facebook page. Then, from June through September, the bars are to be sold at retailers nationwide.

The bars are being made under a license with the Girl Scouts, who are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. In the past, the group has paired with Nestle's Edy's brand to create seasonal ice creams based on Girl Scout cookie flavors such as Samoas and Tagalongs.

On the savory side, Domino's Pizza said it is now the first major national delivery chain to offer a gluten-free pizza crust. The company has tried recently to cater to a more discerning clientele, launching a set of artisan pizzas last year.

Now available at its nearly 5,000 stores, the small, 10-inch crust is designed for pie lovers who are sensitive to gluten -- a customer base that is estimated to be 18 million strong in the U.S. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.

But Domino's, which worked with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness on the new offering, said that celiac disease sufferers should steer clear because the pizzas are made in close proximity to other, non-gluten-free pies.

Watch Domino's video about the gluten-free pizzas below:

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