Altoids come in small tins that many find handy for a variety of uses, including storage of small paraphernalia. Some report that an Altoids tin can be fashioned to be used as an emergency camping stove. They have also been used to create pinhole cameras, and house small amateur radios. In at least one instance, they have been used to store coins as part of an amateur collection!
The story of Altoids can be found on thin pieces of paper that come inside of each tin.
Altoids mints are currently available in the following flavors: wintergreen, peppermint, spearmint, and cinnamon. A limited edition of ginger mints was also created. As well two limited edition sets of tins, the first displaying artists from their then newly-formed "Curiously Strong Art Collection" and the second (more current) featuring slightly-altered pictures of long ago (muscle man, young boy and devil woman, all holding the tins) were also made.