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Altoids Curiously Strong Mints, Spearmint, 1.76-Ounce Tins (Pack of 12)
The originally celebrated Spearmint Altoids are the quintessential mints for any connoisseur of fresh breath looking for the curiously strong taste.
Pack of 12 1.76-ounce tins of "curiously strong" spearmint mints (21.12 total ounces)
Made with strong spearmint flavor
Makes other mints green with envy
Sensory stimulant that engages your senses; always curiously strong, original and authentic
Packaged in a convenient pocket-sized metal tin
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28 of 31 found the following review helpful:
THEY RUINED THIS GREAT PRODUCT!!!Aug 11, 2011
By Bob Trombone
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.
26 of 29 found the following review helpful:
The new altered flavor of altoids wintergreen mints=YECH!Feb 01, 2011
By Board Gamer
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!
22 of 24 found the following review helpful:
I don't use them as a candyJun 16, 2010
By Ruthie Ann
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.
15 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Another good product degradedMar 04, 2011
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.
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
More "cool" than "honey"Sep 02, 2010
By D. Clark
The peppermint flavoring almost completely overpowers the honey. Not bad, just not what I was expecting, given that peppermint Altoids taste like peppermint; cinnamon Altoids taste like cinnamon; licorice Altoids taste like licorice; ginger Altoids taste like ginger... I expected to taste honey, with some mint, rather than overpowering mint and a mere hint of honey.
Still, they are pretty good. They don't have as much of the bitter note as peppermint Altoids. But they'll have to call the recipe something other than "Cool Honey" to get that last star.
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