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Altoids Curiously Strong Mints, Wintergreen, 1.76-Ounce Tins (Pack of 12)
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Pack of 12 1.76-ounce tins of "curiously strong" wintergreen mints (21.12 total ounces)
Made with strong Wintergreen flavor
Sensory stimulant that engages your senses; always curiously strong, original and authentic
Packaged in a convenient pocket-sized metal tin
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18 of 18 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!
10 of 10 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.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
not real - sugar PLUSJan 19, 2012
Must say I am so bummed out when I bought the 3 pack of 'artificially flavored' wintergreen....(FIRST CLUE?) from another source to find; not only do I not have real sugar, I am getting blue dye too. This is obviously not 'original recipe' as states on front of tin so, quit trying to sell it that way Wrigley!! Not happy and won't buy anymore! Altoids Curiously Strong Mints, Wintergreen, 1.76-Ounce Tins (Pack of 12)
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Another Victim Of Product ImprovementDec 09, 2012
I hate when this happens. When I have a product that I love, but someone comes along and just cannot leave it alone. They are somehow compelled to improve it. I loved the original wintergreen Altoids. They were, for me, a near perfect confection. But the new, improved wintergreen Altoids are an abomination. They do not have the smooth, cooking wintergreen taste the original ones had. The new ones have a nasty after taste. I'm going to throw this tin away, I hate them that bad. And I will not be buying anymore Altoids, wintergreen or any other flavor. When is corporate America going to learn the truth and wisdom in the old saying: "If it aint broke, don't fix it!"
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
no more wintergreenNov 15, 2012
By awsome bob
I always enjoyed the wintergreens. My local store only got them sometimes so it was a treat to get them. Now what wrigely did to them make them suck. Now its more like blessing to get spearmints since now they are overstocked with wintergreens because nobody likes them. All i can say is wrigley you made wintergreens a cheap mint.
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