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« on: January 27, 2004 10:21:59 AM »

Anyone have any recipes involving altoids?  The tins are so useful for crafty goodness, but my altoid consumption can't keep up with my tin needs.  
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2004 10:52:19 AM »

Anyone have any recipes involving altoids?  The tins are so useful for crafty goodness, but my altoid consumption can't keep up with my tin needs.  

Hmmm -- I bet it'd be cheaper and healthier to buy the empty tins from a packaging supply company!  Wink

The tricky part is finding a company who doesn't have a huge minimum order. I've actually seen a bunch of places online that will sell them in small quantities but I don't have them bookmarked.

Here's a couple of promising suppliers I got from doing a quick googling:

http://www.specialtybottle.com/page.asp?id=25

http://www.crabapplesoap.com/packaging.html
(scroll down a way to see the tins)

Soap/cosmetic/candlemaking supply shops are a great way to buy a small number of "packaging items" like this.
 

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2004 11:35:27 AM »

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Here's a couple of promising suppliers I got from doing a quick googling:

http://www.specialtybottle.com/page.asp?id=25

http://www.crabapplesoap.com/packaging.html
(scroll down a way to see the tins)


oooh, i was just about to search for these~thanks!
also, does anyone remember where to find clear-lidded tins (i.e. for magnet packaging)? i know there's a post here somewhere, but where...
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2004 01:12:18 PM »

oooh, i was just about to search for these~thanks!
also, does anyone remember where to find clear-lidded tins (i.e. for magnet packaging)? i know there's a post here somewhere, but where...
 Huh

I think they're sometimes called watchmaker's tins or watchmaker's cases if that helps.
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2004 01:56:49 PM »

old navy now has 'winter wonder mints' in small 2" diameter round tins that will hold 5 marble magnets.  They're on sale for 47 cents, and the candy is even pretty good.  I think they'd be pretty easy to decorate.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2004 06:36:16 AM »

I'm fascinated with these aol tins! Cheesy and would love to use some in my crafty doings! They have sooooooooo much potential! Shocked
Alas Undecided  I live in Australia and we do not have such tins (that I have come across) and that is a little dissapointing!  Sad
So whats the go  Smiley is there somewhere online I can go to to get some of these oh so interesting tins? Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2004 06:29:19 PM »

For round, clear lidded tins, check out these from Lee Valley Tools:

http://www.leevalley.com/gifts/page.asp?page=44948&category=4,104,45461&abspage=2&ccurrency=1&SID=

They're pretty cheap!
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2004 07:53:44 PM »

I have found that pretty much anything mint+chocolate is to die for. try playing around with that? I made truffles once and put some candy canes in it. just replace the canes with crushed altoids, and i bet it would taste divine.
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2004 08:02:43 PM »

I'm starting to feel as if I am the only person here who does not like the taste of Altoids... I love the tins, but I put the candies into little baggies to unload onto my friends.... lol
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2004 01:11:00 PM »

my main beef with altoids--forgive me, i pun--is that they are made with gelatin and so not for the vegetarians.  damn it, i want tons o' tins, too!  i have to satisfy myself with "sourz" tins and they are not nearly so snappy...
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2004 12:26:18 PM »

I'm starting to feel as if I am the only person here who does not like the taste of Altoids... I love the tins, but I put the candies into little baggies to unload onto my friends.... lol

I used to love Altoids.  After awhile, I noticed I would get a bad taste in my mouth less than an hour after I ate an Altoid.  The sugar was no good for my teeth.  Also, after I found out gelatin came from cows, I wasn't so enamoured.

So, now I eat smints.  No sugar, no icky aftertaste, and no animal products as far as I can tell.
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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2004 03:04:06 PM »

If you're looking for tins, you should try ebay periodically. Every now and then I see auctions for 15 or 30 empty tins. In fact, I sold a batch in the spring; I've been saving up again for another auction -- or trade, if someone was interested.

As far as recipes go, to help empty your own tins at home, I wonder if you could make some mint tea and plop a couple of the candies in to dissolve?

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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2004 03:29:18 PM »

As far as recipes go, to help empty your own tins at home, I wonder if you could make some mint tea and plop a couple of the candies in to dissolve?


I usually take some of the Altoid sours (either Lemon or Tangerine) & pop then into my drink. (Warning: whaen puting any candy like that into pop drinks, Be careful of fizzing over.)
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2004 07:20:13 PM »

Another potential source for tins of various shapes & sizes would be wedding favour supply companies --- don't have any names off the top of my head, but I know I see them advertised all the time. (Apparently giving personalized tins of mint with cheesy labels like "Mint to be together" as favours is a big wedding trend...)
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2004 10:56:03 PM »

I'm starting to feel as if I am the only person here who does not like the taste of Altoids... I love the tins, but I put the candies into little baggies to unload onto my friends.... lol

i also love the tins but hate altoids. i make my husband eat them. he claims not to like them, but if i leave an opened tin of them laying around, he'll eat them up.
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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2004 10:33:47 AM »

This is my favorite place to get mini bottles,and they sometimes have different cannisters and tins and whole bunches of other kinds of funky stuff

http://www.sciplus.com/

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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2004 08:12:38 PM »

seems like none of you like altoids.. i do i do..hehe they are actually pretty good for me anways cause of the strong factor. i have bad belly problems and they will actually settle my stomach(recommended by an expert). they work when peppermint tea is not available.

still takes forever to eat them though. i only have three big tins and one small. haven't made aanything with them yet. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2004 08:19:56 AM »

In the meantime, if you're still looking to use up Altoids so you can get to the tins faster, crush a couple and dissolve them in a little milk or water, then throw in a blender with vanilla or chocolate ice cream or mango sorbet for minty shakes.  You could also add crushed Altoids to brownie or chocolate cookie recipes.  Like Amalia said, any chocolate+mint combo works.
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2004 08:22:56 AM »

sounds good in mik. but my belly problem makes me lactose intollerant. would be good in brownies though. mmm been wanting to make something chocolate all morning. might have to be brownies

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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2005 08:05:23 AM »

In case anyone is still looking for Altoids recipes, you can find a PDF download of holiday recipe ideas on www.altoids.com.  I tried the chocolate mint truffles a couple of times, and they came out pretty tasty.
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2005 09:11:38 PM »

In case anyone is still looking for Altoids recipes, you can find a PDF download of holiday recipe ideas on www.altoids.com.  I tried the chocolate mint truffles a couple of times, and they came out pretty tasty.
doh, go to their website- good idea!

this has been a fun cooking idea to contemplate.
I confess to using ginger altoids in my stir-fry on occasion- ground up of course...

though the altoid recipes are products of Kraft (...krap), they hold that magical charm of adding a shortcut flavor to a recipe. 

The listed ideas off of the altoid.com recipes:
- crushing them up to rim cocktail glasses
- adding them to candy nut coating
- stir bits into ice cream
- stir them into hot chocolate

Mmmm I like the sounds of making popcorn balls with the cinammon ones!
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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2005 05:35:42 AM »

What about embedding Altoids in soap? You could use one of the tins with the raised lettering as a mold.
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