If you've ravaged through the last of your Girl Scouts cookie supply and are experiencing withdrawal, Nestlé's Nesquik is here for you.
The chocolate milk brand teamed up with Girl Scouts to reinvent two classic cookie flavors as drinks. Thin Mint and Caramel Coconut (better known as Samoas) milk are available for a limited time in stores. We were able to acquire the latter from a local CVS.
Of course, the drink does not physically resemble a cookie.
And, we are sad to report, it does not taste of cookie nor chocolate milk. Our taste-testing editors provided a range of "eh, just fine" reviews. "Drinking this was a lackluster experience, similar to drinking the milk you've been dipping a coconut caramel cookie in, but not nearly as magical," said one. "At first it smells like fake maple, then it tastes like coffee. Its flavor is underwhelming for a cookie, and overwhelming for flavored milk. Regardless of what I just said, it's relatively pleasant," said another.
But, as one tester pointed out, "This would make a great White Russian-type drink." This is the truth. Nesquik's Girl Scouts cookie drink would make a fine, milky cocktail. (But that feels a little sacrilegious.)
What's really sacrilegious is the sugar content in a bottle of this bad boy. A single serving (half the bottle) contains 24 grams. Here's the nutritional breakdown for the whole container (two servings):
It's not really fair to measure two measly cookies against a 14-ounce sweetened beverage, but we will. Two Samoas contain 140 calories, 8 grams of fat, 10 grams of sugar and 1 little gram of protein. But, again, comparing cookies to sugary beverages is like comparing apples to oranges.
Nesquik's well-known rabbit is promoting this flavor infusion as a "double awesome accident," as you can watch in this deeply unprovocative YouTube clip below:
If you're really in need of Girl Scouts cookie-flavored something, you can use Nesquik's store locator to hunt them down, or you can make your own, homemade versions instead: