Review: Hershey’s Mint Cookie Layer Crunch & Why Are People Surprised About The Ending Of ROGUE ONE??

JFG Nation, it’s time to talk about Rogue One. SPOILERS FOLLOW. YOU HAVE BEEN ADEQUATELY WARNED. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE MOVIE, STOP READING AND SCROLL TO THE COOKIE LAYER CRUNCH.

I’m not a huge Star Wars buff, but I like the movies and was excited to see Rogue One. And I liked it a lot – lots of good action, cool effects, and it answered a lot of questions in my mind about the first Star Wars. My buddy Marlon and I debated about how there was no real character development for any of the characters, but I was ok with that. Who was the pilot? What’s the deal with the blind Asian guy? Where did that huge gun come from? Who cares; show me more explosions!

But I’ve been reading a lot of takes and articles where a complaint some people had was: why did they have to kill everyone off? Couldn’t the two main protagonists have escaped nuclear death and lived happily ever after somewhere? That robot was great; why did they have to destroy him?

UM BECAUSE IT’S THE EMPIRE AND LIFE SUCKS AND HAPPY ENDINGS AREN’T ALWAYS GUARANTEED, THAT’S WHY. Seriously though. The movie essentially is an everything-has-to-go-right story where individuals need to complete their part just so that the next person even has a CHANCE to complete their task. And that’s basically how I expected the movie to go. I knew no one was making it out alive. There was no chance Jyn Erso was going to find some random starship and scoot out of the range of the Death Star. Once the Rebel ships received the transmission and tried to jump into hyperspace only to crash into an emerging Imperial Galatic Warship (I made that name up), I was like OH SH*. This just got real.

So yeah – duh. I’ve seen the beginning of Star Wars. I knew they weren’t going to make it.

Today’s junk food: Hershey’s Mint Cookie Layer Crunch!!

 

This Hershey’s Mint Cookie Layer Crunch was sent to me and it looks GREAT. But let’s be honest – the only thing you’re thinking about is “Does it taste like a Thin Mint?” Dark chocolate bars with chocolate cookie bits and mint creme? Sounds like a direct challenge to Thin Mints to me!

 

 

When I opened one of these Hershey’s Mint Cookie Layer Crunch bars up, I could smell the minty aroma immediately. The chocolate aroma was definitely a dark chocolate smell, like a York Peppermint Patty.

 

Biting into one of these Hershey’s Mint Cookie Layer Crunch bars, my thoughts were confirmed – this was like  Thin Mint if you ever wished there was less cookie and more chocolate. If you wanted that ratio, this was delicious. The dark chocolate was deep and flavorful and provided a super chocolate-y background to everything else. The Mint creme was icy and refreshing and held up against the chocolate. The cookie bits were pleasant and not annoying. The overall treat was well balanced if you’re looking for a crunchy chocolate bar rather than a crunchy chocolate flavored cookie.

Honestly what this reminded me more of was a crunchy a York Peppermint Patty! The Mint was so icy that that blend with the dark chocolate immediately set off that comparison in my head. I love York Peppermint Patties. I really really enjoyed these. Not a Thin Mint but definitely worth a BUY.

PURCHASED AT: Here’s the spiel: “Those interested should visit Hershey’s Facebook page to save $1 off the purchase of 2 standard (1.4 oz) Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch bars in Caramel. Coupon holders can then purchase their bars at retailers like Sam’s, Walmart, Target, Kroger, Meijer, Albertsons, Ahold, Meijer and many more.” 

Sent to me, available TODAY in stores…some stores…I dunno what stores.

COST: I’ve seen the full size bars around for ~$2 in stores.

Sincerely,

The JFG

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Discuss - 2 Comments

  1. Sheila says:

    Enough with all of the mint chocolate! It’s everywhere now! Why is chocolate & orange constantly ignored?

  2. Tenko says:

    I’ve had all 3 flavors, this, caramel, and creme, and I like them all. I think the mint one tastes earthier than a thin mint. I think they’re too expensive, though. The bag costs $4.00 & won’t last a day.

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