Our Tongues Remember the Tang
Altoids are known for packing a punch harder than Mike Tyson could ever throw. There’s the mint flavors with the coolness of Antarctica in the middle of winter and the red-hot cinnamon variant that makes us feel like a fire-breathing dragon. Then there were the short-lived Altoid sours, which were basically Warheads for adults and people who felt fancy carrying a tin case.
They left a sour taste in our mouths, and the citric acid was so corrosive it melted our tastebuds off after gorging a tin, but we weren’t complaining. You wouldn’t be able to tell by the digital outcry for a comeback, but Mars discontinued Altoids Sours due to poor sales. Unopened boxes currently sell on eBay for upwards of several hundred dollars to fans who can’t let go of the super sour drops.