Nestle to sell Girl Scout cookie flavored candy bars

The rumors are true: The

are pairing up with

to create candy bars flavored like the famous

-- 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.

Nestle USA is based in Glendale.

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.

-- Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times