Tin of Peppermint Altoids and three Altoids mints on a dark red background

Since 1780

THE ORIGINAL CELEBRATED CURIOUSLY STRONG MINT

Tin of Peppermint Altoids in front of a microscope on a mint green background

1780

A very strong year because that is when we were born. Founder Smith Kendon of Smith & Co. invented us intending to relieve intestinal discomfort. We’re so strong that we couldn’t help but also combat bad breath.

Altoids logo on a name tag on a mint green background

1918

Hello U.S.A–this is the year Americans were introduced to ALTOIDS.

Tin of Peppermint Altoids with yellow caution tape around it on a mint green background

1920s

Ever wonder how we got our Curiously Strong branding? It may have started in the 20s when we advertised them as an antidote to poisons in the stomach.

Tin of Wintergreen Altoids mints on a blue background

1997

Chillingly fresh, Wintergreen ALTOIDS hit the market.

Tin of Cinnamon Altoids on a light pink background with ice graphic on either side

1999

The launch of our coveted Cinnamon mint. Talk about how to end an era.

Tin of Peppermint Altoids Smalls next to a plate with crumbs and a fork resting on it on a mint green background

2009

The ALTOIDS Smalls launch. Curiously, they pack just as much of a strong minty punch as our full-size version.

Tin of Wintergreen Arctic Altoids on a blue background

2014

Free of sugar and bursting with minty freshness, ALTOIDS Arctic was the breakout star of the year.

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