Ginger Altoids: Curiously Epicurean

by janet on January 25th, 2007

Hi from Memphis! I’d just like to report that I have not seen a single pair of blue suede shoes here. In fact, I’ve barely seen any shoes, because I have barely seen any humans. This place is a ghost town!

Anyway, a short post from on the road:

I was never a big fan of Altoids. I just think that things like gum and mints shouldn’t have sugar in them. Either the sugar rots your teeth (gum) or it feeds the bacteria on your tongue (mints) and leaves your breath worse for the wear.

Ginger Altoids, however, are delicious to me. I eat them as a snack, not as a mint. I will eat an entire box in one sitting. Ginger is the simply the best root ever. I’m not sure what other roots are out there, but I’m going to go ahead and make that statement. I cannot get enough! My favorite ginger product is Trader Joe’s triple ginger snaps, which are gingerbread cookies with crystallized ginger. Wait, there must be one more ginger item or else why would they be called “triple” ginger snaps? I like to leave them out with the lid off until they get stale in a good way, because then they become chewy and gingery, delicious!

But I digress. Ginger Altoids provide a kick of ginger goodness that you don’t often encounter. However, I am suspicious of their statement on the box that says, “Naturally flavored with other natural flavor sweets.” Is that even…grammatical? Does this mean there is no actual ginger? I also dislike how the ginger pictured on the lid looks sort of like a gross puffy worm/caterpillar climbing up the leaves. [shiverrr]

2 Responses to “Ginger Altoids: Curiously Epicurean”

  1. sylvia says:

    lol the ginger picture really does look gross. kinda like a silkworm. except silkworms in concept are kinda cute because they have little sticky feet then you shiver and realize that in reality they’re just gross and squishy.

    btw what happened to your goldfish? my fish has gone mad. hooray!

  2. carissa says:

    hi from chicago! i have been enjoying the “curiously chocolate” dark chocolate covered ginger altoids…sweet little chocolately nuggests that become sneakily intense about one minute in.

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