Re: Apple Thoughts and Nahkla DA
There's no answer to this question other than the Egyptians (apparently) started getting bored of just apple, so they decided to spice their apple flavors, and anise ended up being the most popular "spiced" apple flavor. So they liked the Original Apple, but wanted more.
Take AF Apple, their single apple is more a cinnamon spice but the spice still overpowers the apple.
Also, I don't think Nakhla even makes a straight apple flavor. Single Apple has anise from what I have tried, Esk. Apple (like all esk. apples) has a floral taste. So plain apple isn't even in the Nakhla lineup.