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Altoids Curiously Strong Mints, Cinnamon, 1.76-Ounce Tins (Pack of 12)

4.7 out of 5 stars 1,198 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • 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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Product Description

Flavor: Cinnamon

Product Description

Altoids are the originally celebrated, curiously strong candy. Choose from original or fruity sour flavors.*Each Flavor Sold Separately

About the Brand

Around the turn of the 19th century, during the reign of King George III, the recipe for the original Altoids was perfected by Smith & Company, a London confectionary firm. They were first sold in the U.S. in 1918, at that time sold in small, rectangular cardboard cartons. The tins so recognizable today were first introduced in the 1920s to help protect the mints and to stay neatly closed in pockets and handbags.

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.


Product Details

Flavor: Cinnamon
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B000FKMNK0
  • UPC: 022000158949 002200063144 022000159359
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,198 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,187 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

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.

Product Specifications
  • Altoids
  • Cinnamon
  • 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


Important Information

Ingredients

Sugar, Gum Arabic, Artificial Flavor, Gelatin, Corn Syrup, Red 40 Lake, Peppermint Oil, Natural Flavor.

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Flavor Name: Wintergreen
Altoids wintergreen mints were once my favorite flavor of altoids. They had a clean, refreshing, decidedly strong rush of pure mint flavor. For years I enjoyed the intense, clean sweet flavor, as I bit into them. Unfortunately, Wrigleys (the new owners) have altered the flavor (more artificial ingredients?) and added blue artificial color to them. The mints now taste like cheap toothpaste, that leaves an unpleasant chemical aftertaste in your mouth. These once delightful mints are now ghastly! Let's hope the Wrigley's people with the uneducated palates don't mess with the Peppermint Altoids! I will not buy these wintergreen mints again, unless they change back to the old style, which was full of natural mint flavor, and artifical color free. If you are lucky enough to find a tin that does not list "color (blue 1)" in the ingredients list, you've found some of the old style wintergreen mints (the good ones). The full ingredients list on the original good wintergreen altoids was (sugar, natural and artificial flavors, gum arabic, gelatin). Since I wrote this review I've been fortunate to find about a dozen boxes of the good, old mints. These were at small out of the way grocery/drug stores that tend to charge a little more for their products.

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!
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Flavor Name: Spearmint
Altoids - Spearmint. It was a great product. Alas - it is gone - probably for good.

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.
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Flavor Name: Wintergreen Verified Purchase
To Other Prospective Purchasers of Altoids Wintergreen Mints,
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.
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Flavor Name: Ginger
but as a remedy for an upset stomach or nausea. They're fantastic for that. If you don't suffer from digestive problems and/or you can't stand ginger, I wouldn't buy these. But if you do, I would HIGHLY recommend these.
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Flavor Name: Cinnamon
My wife and I just love these fiery cinnamon mints. They are the best breath fresheners around and they work quickly.

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!
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Flavor Name: Spearmint
I have to say after getting two tins of these New Recipe Spearmints, I will not be buying Altoids anymore. I cannot believe you went from Natural Oil of Spearmint to "Natural and Artificial Flavors". I cannot stand this new flavor and Callard & Bowser you have lost me unless you bring back the "The Original Celebrated" Spearmint recipe. The new flavor is aweful and bites back.

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!
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