The tin these small mints come in is pretty awesome. Looking like a tin of shoe polish, with a metal thing on it that you use to push open the top of the tin. This cinnamon edition is coloured red, obviously to represent the fiery cinnamon. These contain ginseng and guarana, common ingredients in energy foods and drinks.
These are actually made by Big Sky Brands in Canada, and the tin is made in Guatemala. Sugar is the first ingredient in these, the Guarana, Siberian Ginseng and Panax Ginseng are actually the last ingredients on the list in front of the red colouring, so don’t expect to be buzzing off the walls after eating 1 or 2 of these. Each serving size is 4 mints, and there’s 14 servings per tin, so they should last you a while, they’ve certainly done so with me in the past because I never ate 4 at a time.
My main problem with these is the way the tin opens, it has a little metal…thing, for lack of a better term, that you push down on one side, and the other side is pushed up to pry the tin open. The metal knob is so small that you have to use your thumb to do it, and it takes a fair bit of pressure as well, and the tin usually pops right open when you least expect it, and the amount of times I’ve dropped mints all over the floor trying to open the tin is uncountable.
Still, these smell delicious. Like with most cinnamon flavoured foods, you can smell the cinnamon before you’ve even opened the tin, and once you do open it, you can see the small tin filled to the brim with little red mints, each with a little ‘W’ on. These aren’t spicy at all, which I quite like, and as far as I’m concerned these are not much more than glorified breath mints. The taste is really good, a nice strong cinnamon with the burning that usually accompanies it.
I do recommend these if you want to try something different. They last a long time, as you really only need one mint at a time, not 4, and 52 of these should really last around a week. The tin design is awesome and could probably be reused for something once the mints are gone, if you feel the need to of course. Try all three flavours from Firebox, you shouldn’t be disappointed, as long as you don’t expect to be up all night after eating 3 of these.