As part of the Mentos "Drink Series from the World" campaign, Japanese candy aisles are now carrying Apple Cider Mentos. In this case, Apple Cider refers to the alcoholic beverage of apples, not mulled apple juice. Amazingly, the chewy candies do uncannily replicate the taste of the beverage! It really works, too. That little bit of sourness from the cider element gives just the right tart balance. I love these and only wish I could purchase them in America.
Score (flavor ingenuity): 5
Score (flavor accuracy): 5