The Small Altoids Tin is filled with petite - yet curiously strong - mints. Altoids have existed since the 18th century, and they're just as popular as ever. Keep this smaller pocket version on hand for after dinner or any time of day. It's your big moment. You finally have the opportunity to impress with your winning conversation. The last thing you need is your breath betraying you. Good thing you have Altoids mints. Pop one of these precocious mints, and the next thing out of your mouth is sure to be sheer confidence. Atta-boy, you rascal, you! Now that's the curious strength of Altoids!
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.