Place purchased: Target
Price: $1.77 (on clearance)
Number of reviewers: 4
Appearance - 7.8
The 98 g bar is sectioned into eight large pieces. Each piece has a center that looks like a chocolate cookie encased in milk chocolate.
J: Reminiscent of a Thin Mint box.
Flavor and Taste - 8.3
The milk chocolate coating has a sweet, milky chocolate flavor, while the center tastes like a dark chocolate cookie. The amount of mint flavor in the bar is perfect; it is neither overbearing nor dominated by the flavor of the chocolate.
C: A mix between Andes mint and Thin Mint cookie. The mint is nice and not too overpowering.
E: Better than I expected! Reminiscent of a Thin Mint, but encased in more chocolate. Yum.
J: Great chocolate!
Texture - 8.0
The milk chocolate and filling are very smooth and soft when initially bitten into. When chewing, the center has a crispy and crunchy texture similar to a Thin Mint cookie.
C: Nice and creamy outside with just the right amount of cookie crunch on the inside.
E: Outer chocolate is very creamy and minty. Center has a subtle crunch.
J: Smooth. Crunchy, Thin Mint inside.
Aftertaste - 8.0
The aftertaste is first balanced between mint and sweet chocolate, then turns to a light, refreshing mint.
C: Chocolaty, minty cool.
E: Minty and fatty.
J: Chocolate and mint aftertaste.
Overall - 8.1
The Ghirardelli Mint Cookie bar is essentially eight Thin Mint cookies covered with milk chocolate in a chocolate bar shape, and is therefore phenomenal. I highly recommend purchasing this chocolate bar.
E: A winner! Tasty, rich, and yet fresh.