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Today, the Altoids line includes mints, sours, and gum.
Why Are They Called Altoids?
The exact origin of the name is unclear, but it seems that during the 19th century confections were given names employing the -oids suffix to imply a medicinal benefit (Altoids were promoted for more than a century as a "stomach calmative," though of course Altoids provides no medicinal benefit). Smith & Company also marketed several other remedies with oids in their names, such as Benoids for delicate throats and chests, Zenoids for an easy digestion, Cyphoids to defend your throat, and Notoids antiseptic voice and throat pastilles.
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I can save money buying the value packs too.
I really like the taste of ginger and I recommend it for anyone who wants an affordable product that helps with stomach ailments and tastes good.
My wife and I love this product, and can no longer find it in stores where we shop (Over a hundred miles in any direction).
These are strong but not overly so. If your stomach is upset, three of these do the trick. I keep these in the car, in my purse, and on the kitchen counter. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Glo
Hard to find these in stores. We love the ginger flavor - much better than the mint ones, in our opinion. If you like ginger, you will like these.Published 3 days ago by Mary Engler
Ginger has always been touted as good for tummies and these Altoids don't disappoint! I usually chew 4 at a time and they settle things right down!Published 4 days ago by A. Barrett
I love the cinnamon altoids and they are hard to find in some locations, so I stocked up and the purchase was easy and at my door very quickly!Published 5 days ago by The Queen of Bean Station
I remember growing up and with these mints and they were my all time favorite. I continued to purchase them because I had an emotional attachment to the memories linked with the... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Elizabeth K.
This was exactly what I expected, no problems with delivery or anything whatsoever. Quick and easy! I have to type more to fill the minimum words.Published 13 days ago by Silke Joseph
I love these so much and have been a fan for quite a few years now. I know that the taste has changed in recent years but I still love my wintergreen altoids.Published 15 days ago by cadilola
It is a shame that you cannot buy these locally. I just love the taste of them. These are a great aide to help a person to stop smoking.Published 16 days ago by North Central
This really do the trick for an upset stomach and nausea. You may need to take 2-3, but they're tasty!Published 17 days ago by Yardley Rose