Friday, November 13, 2009

Cool Honey Altoids

If you’d asked me a year ago if there were any more mint flavors that Altoids could come in, I would have said, “Nope, it’s all been done.”

Altoids Cool Honey

I know, this is a really short review but it has a really big picture. I spotted these new Cool Honey Altoids at Walgreen’s. I liked the prison stripes of yellow and black,oh wait, maybe they’re supposed to be bee colors. It’s distinctive enough I don’t think anyone will mistake this for Ginger or Licorice.

I liked the idea of cool honey, like a cough drop version of Altoids. (Honestly a eucalyptus version might be good.)

They’re lightly tinted, maybe a little yellow, I thought sometimes they looked a tad green. Perhaps absinthe! But the flavor? They’re minty and strong but other than that I wasn’t getting anything honey-ish out of them. They’re milder than a regular Altoid, but lacking the complex flavor combination that I enjoyed in the Creme de Menthe version.

It’s too bad, it was a nice idea. But at least the tin is cute. Gigi also reviewed them.

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Name: Altoids Cool Honey
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Wrigley's (now Mars)
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Las Vegas)
Price: $1.99
Size: 1.76 ounces
Calories per ounce: 141
Categories: Chalk, Mint, United States, Wrigley's, Mars

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  1. Shame about the flavour—the tin is so cool!

    Comment by Richard @ The Bewildered Brit on 11/13/09 at 2:38 pm #
  2. I get some of the “honey” in the beginning, but it’s definitely worth noting there isn’t actually any honey in them - it’s all “flavoring,” which was a real disappointment since I was trying them out because I was sick.

    Comment by Jamie on 11/15/09 at 6:57 am #
  3. I don’t taste anything remotely honey in these, and neither did my coworkers.  I also agree that they are milder than the regular Altoids.  Nothing special about them.

    Comment by Kristin on 11/16/09 at 9:03 am #
  4. I get the slightest taste of honey the moment I pop them in my mouth, but other than that simply a softer peppermint.  Im dissapointed really.  I wish I could find liqourice near me.

    Comment by Rob on 11/24/09 at 8:42 am #
  5. Yeah, I just got these tonight.  I like trying different altoids.  These caught my eye because they were marked down to 99cents. 

    I’ve been eating the ginger ones for awhile and these just tasted like the regular altoids - but cheaper!

    Shame.. I was looking for something honey-er

    Comment by Eric on 12/05/09 at 1:03 pm #
  6. Where are the Cinnamon Altoids being stashed away?  We really crave that flavor of candy and can’t find them. Yes, we like the 99 cent specials, too. We especially like the small tins of Cinnamon Altoids. With its “fire flavor” it helps me in three ways 1) tin is small for carrying around. 3) we really like the fresh zowie of cinnamon. 4) it helps stimulate the mouth’s saliva when a person suffers from Syndrome Symptom. Really Wonderful. Now….WHERE?

    Comment by Gloria on 6/23/10 at 10:44 pm #
    THEY DECIDED TO STOP PRODUCTION!  Save the Cool Honey Altoids !  Email Mars Inc / Wrigley’s immediately and demand that they keep the Cool Honey flavor in production.  It is the best mint ever made!  Strong Mints are like the guy who has too much cologne on.  Don’t be that guy.  Do it for the children with bad breath…won’t you?  Help the cause!  Get involved.  Don’t let them take away our Cool Honey mints!

    Comment by Cool Honey Crusader on 2/18/13 at 1:42 pm #
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