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Food

Behold! A $650 Set of Candy Bars Inspired By Girl Scout Cookies

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Candy bars on auction in Beverly Hills (Photo courtesy GolinHarris)
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It's the tale of when Girl Scout Cookies met the mighty candy bar...and its debut set sold for $650 at a Beverly Hills Auction held at Galerie Micheal.

It sounds a little nutty (or chocolatey) but it's true: While the limited edition Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars are now available to the public for less out of pocket, an auction held this week in Beverly Hills raised some bucks for the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. A set of the three candy bars (Thin Mints, Caramel & Coconut, and Peanut Butter Creme), appraised at $500 (that's 200 times retail), ended up fetching $650 from one treat fan.

Also on the auction block was an original Renoir oil painting of the NESTLÉ CRUNCH Girl Scout Candy Bars. Yes, a Renoir! Okay, so the candy bars didn't travel back in time and Pierre-Auguste Renoir didn't rise from the dead; the painting was done by acclaimed French artist Alexandré Renoir, who happens to be the great-grandson of the famous artist.

For us plebes who just want to snack on something with a bit less out of pocket, we can get these special candy bars now. Here's the official description of the treats to help you make your snacking decisions:

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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 roasted peanut butter crème, topped with airy crispies and a creamy, chocolatey coating.

We haven't tasted them yet, but TIME magazine did. "So, how do these tempting treats actually taste? If you’re guessing 'like heaven in your mouth,' then congratulations. You’re correct," they enthuse. Wow! As we suspected, they pegged the Thin Mints one to be the best and likely most purchased (raise your hand if you've ever devoured a whole sleeve of them in one sitting). Happy eating, candy lovers!