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Altoids Curiously Strong Mints, Cinnamon, 1.76-Ounce Tins (Pack of 12)
- Pack of 12 1.76-ounce tins of "curiously strong" cinnamon mints (21.12 total ounces)
- Made with strong cinnamon flavor
- A fiery addition to the Altoids family
- Sensory stimulant that engages your senses; always curiously strong, original and authentic
- Packaged in a convenient pocket-sized metal tin
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About the Brand
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.
From the Manufacturer
'The Curiously Strong Mints'
Introduced in 1780, Altoids mints were originally marketed to relieve stomach discomfort. By the 1920s, the original cardboard box had been replaced by the more durable distinctive metal tins of today. The irreverent, quirky personality of Altoids mints has led Altoids to be a top-selling mint in the U.S. The Altoids brand has expanded to include sugar-free mints in miniature portable tins.
- Pack of 12 1.76-ounce Tins
- 21.12 Total Ounces
Are Altoids Tins Recyclable?
The tins we use for Altoids are made from tin plate, which is one of the most recyclable materials used in the manufacturing of packaged goods. The good news about these tins is that they also come in handy as small storage containers for things like nails, coins, paper clips, and buttons to name a few - the possibilities are endless. We've even learned that the tins have been used for more curious purposes - as hand-held works of art, even as an emergency wilderness stove.
For over 100 years, Altoids were packaged in small rectangular cardboard cartons that were approximately the same size as today's recognizable tins. The tins were introduced in the 1920s to help protect the mints and to stay neatly closed in pockets and handbags.
Altoids Wintergreen, Liquorice, Cinnamon and Ginger
Sugar, Gum Arabic, Artificial Flavor, Gelatin, Corn Syrup, Red 40 Lake, Peppermint Oil, Natural Flavor.
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Top Customer Reviews
July, 2012: Well, it's been a year since I've been able to find a box of the good, old mints. I broke down and bought a box of the new version today. Wrigley's has added some of the natural flavor back to these mints, and they do taste slightly better. However, they have left in the artificial color "blue 1", which negatively affects the flavor, and leaves a bit of bitter aftertaste. I won't buy them again. I did buy 6 boxes of the Peppermint Altoids. Thankfully, they are still the original formula, and as good as ever!
For several years I've been seeking out this wonderful item - and no other mint (I'm loyal - for good reason). It had a delightful flavor - not as strong or overpowering as some of the other Altoids flavors. No - it was just right. Sweet, minty, but not too strong. Something I would always offer to visitors just because I knew they'd like it. (An analogy would be the flavor of Scope compared to regular Listerine. Scope has a much more pleasant flavor than the hit-you-over-the-head taste of Listerine, if you know what I'm talking about.)
Over the past couple of years, the number of retail outlets that carried this flavor had diminishted down to only one in my area - CVS (after Walgreens stopped carrying it). They still carry it. But, just last week, I went to the store and picked up my monthly stash. I noticed that there is a new banner printed on the top of the tin, "NEW GREAT TASTE! SAME PUNCH!"
Well, today I finally used up the last of my old, trusty batch and popped into my mouth the first of the new tin, and I found out - to my horror - that they have totally changed the product in a manner that is most unpleasant. I'm so disappointed.
The new Altoids Spearmint flavor is completely altered. I really hate the new flavor. It is very strong (not unlike the peppermint), and has lost much of the delightful sweet/mild flavor the old spearmints had. Needless to say, I will be returning my unopened tins as soon as I can get over to the store.
I sent a letter to the US distributor (Wrigley's) complaining of this awful change. Not that it will do any good.
I have enjoyed these mints for many, many years. however, the latest batch I bought, after Wrigley's purchased the company, are truly horrible. You get a short burst of minty flavor and then at least an hour's worth of a synthetic/chemical aftertaste which is quite unpleasant. I'll not buy them again unless Wrigley's returns to the original recipe. I guess they are saving a few cents by changing the recipe, but they are going to lose a whole lot of customers in my opinion.
I would have rated the old Wintergreen Altoids with all the stars in the firmament, but the new ones rate none at all. Don't buy them unless you have to.
The biggest issue is that we put a box in each of our cars and several around the house. We even carry a few extras in the car as we use them and like to have a backup. Because we were always running out we started buying them by the 12 pack and keep them in our pantry.
They stay fresh as they are individually wrapped and they are in a convenient metal tin to carry around. They are also a better buy when you get them by the 12 pack!
This is very sad. I hope you wake up and realize the All Natural was the way it was meant to be. Leave the original recipe alone!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We bought bulk packages for our overseas friends. Maybe they like the cachet of sporting an US-made British brand, or maybe they really like the mints. Read morePublished 5 days ago by amazon_princess
The best mints made! Real fresh Peppermint. I go through a lot of these mints because not only are they the best peppermints made, they soothe my stomach.Published 6 days ago by Linda Rose
Altoids are extremely addictive. And delicious. Shipping was fast - product came as expected. Wintergreen is great, takes sort of like pepto bismol, so it might be a love/hate... Read morePublished 8 days ago by hammieo
Very strong mints, just as you would expect from Altoids. Super quality, very consistent. If I were purchasing again I might get the winter mint flavor instead of peppermint but... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Charlie