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Mentos Fuji Apple

January 10th, 2011 by Rosa

I have a soft spot in my heart for Mentos – I grew up on their corny “Freshmaker” commercials.

I got these Fuji Apple Mentos in a box of free samples from tsunami.hk. It’s a flavor that I’ve never seen in the U.S. I guess they’re only available in Asia.

Like all Mentos, it had a hard shell that cracks and splinters when bitten into. Inside, the Mentos (Mento?) was extremely chewy, with a slight grain to the chew.

The flavor was that of super sweet apple juice. While the flavor was pretty spot-on, it was too sweet for my taste, with nothing else to temper the pure sugary-ness.

I think it needed a bit of sourness or some other note to bring some complexity and to counteract that sweetness. That’s my beef with Fuji apples too, so I guess you can’t blame Mentos for being accurate. An O.

If you want another take or two, Cybele from Candy Blog and Debby from Snack Love have reviewed these as well.

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