2003.01.27

Mission accomplished!

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Mission accomplished! Ten yuppie markets, three drug stores, one bookstore and one Safeway later…

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When all else fails, thank heaven… for 7-11, of all places — and just across from work, too! The inventory was untouched, and the clerk looked at me as if I had grown three heads (“Ginger,” she said, shaking her head. “I think I like that in teriyaki.”). So I rescued the entire stock from the philistines, display box included; some for myself, and some as “thank you” gifts for my diligent operatives. Let those who appreciate the joy of ginger be the ones to hoard it!

Anyway, I feel like I just snapped a picture of Bigfoot. Yay!

And to continue the joyfest a bit: if it wasn’t obvious above, apparently my camera has decided to work for me, for this once at least.

(Ah, see? now it’s dead again!)


  • chris

    I thought I was the only one...in Northern Minnesota target quit selling them..now Im not sure what to do...

    -I was hooked a couple years ago when a coworker had some but couldnt remember where he got them from (very annoying).

  • Jen

    I have seen Ginger Altoids at several WORLD MARKET ( part of Cost Plus out of California) stores across the country. Last time in Maryland. Go to WORLDMARKET.COM to get the location of a store closest to your zip code.

    Good Luck and enjoy!!!!!

  • FoxoFoxo

    I Love Love Love Ginger Altoids!!!!

    They are difficult to aquire however worth evry oz of effort.

    DrSODA.com has them online for 1.95 a tin. If you like Giner altoids you should try GINGER People GINGER CHEWS!!!! also seach online I found them in bulk for the best price at GingerPeople.com

    Do you think this paaion could be left over from always wanting to be Ginger On Gilligans Island???

  • Wendy

    I enjoyed the ginger altoids, but they are hard to find in South Carolina. I found it once at a Walmart, but no more. Anybody know where to find it in the lower east.

  • Gatorduk

    They ARE OUT OF STOCK! WHat could this mean? Are they discontinuing the greatest of all Altoids?

  • Susan

    The Altoids website has been updated so you can get the candies directly from them, minimum order of six tins.

    http://www.altoidsshoppe.com

    I am so happy I can get Ginger Altoids any time now and intend to stock up on them. Did you know ginger cures nausea, especially motion sickness?

  • Peanut

    ....and here I thought these wonderful Ginger Altoids were brand-new.

    I just tasted these babies for the first time yesterday, my son ran across them somewhere. I love ginger, and I also suffer from acid-reflux disease. (Doesn't everyone nowadays??) These are just the ticket.

    And yeah, why can't you find BlackJack & Clove gum all the time? And don't forget Teaberry.

  • Dorothy

    I LOVE GINGER!!!!!

    Guess I'll be calling 7-11 stores!!!

    Or candy wholesale store.

  • Mal-2

    In Southern California at least they are available at Trader Joe's. Can't say anywhere else. They are also available on my desk.

  • Sara

    I have found ginger altoids at both costplus world market and trader joes.

  • Lauren

    David...Thanks for the info. Shame on others trying to make maajpr bucks on our discriminating taste.

  • Collette

    I didn't even know ginger Altoids existed! I was heartbroken to read that they couldn't be found in New York. I'll have to join you in finding them where I can. My friends and family all think I'm insane because of my alphebetized 5-tier storage chest of spices. I love them, and I adore ginger. I have seen the clove gum, etc., at Fanny Farmers. Happy hunting!

  • http://www.clorders.com/alt...

    Found a way to order them online without Ebay.

  • Hmmm, I really want some, anyone have any idea if they've reached Michigan yet? Anyway, I have a friend in Nebraska looking for them too. I heard they were actually made by Kraft, which seems odd that Collard and Bowser is still on the tins. But anywho, maybe if Kraft has like a company tour thingy like Hershey's does, we can get them there. Plus if you check out my website, I drew some tins in pixel art :)

  • Anonymous

    hey ill be receiving a whole shipment of these in about a week if anyone is wants some then email me and ill see what i can do. have fun. mo@burntmail.com

  • Cathy

    I'm way behind. I've just returned from the States to Hertford, England having discovered Cinnamon and Wintergreen flavour - both are brilliant. I would love to try ginger flavour (yes, I too love ginger).Can all these flavours be bought in England or does the Welshman sell them at the Altoids factory? (Wales for worldcup).

  • James

    HAH! Through this hilarious web phenomenon, I find other like-minded souls--people who can experience and appreciate that heightened pleasure in what the masses regard as at best mundane, at worst repulsive--spiced candy! The kind of heighted pleasure that brings about such obsessive Spiced-Candy Quests. Cheers to you all!

    When I too most unexpectedly found those wonderful Ginger Altoids Christmas Day '02 at a Dallas 7-11 half-price/close-out counter, I excitedly bought that lone remaining box. A one-dollar Christmas gift to myself, I ate 80% that day and then tried to conserve the rest, but, alas, that tin was empty by New Years. Found them again 6 months later unexpectedly at another 7-11, and readily paid full price for their entire stock of 5 tins. Their general unavailability is frustrating--especially with the omnipresence of the those regular flavor altoids at every store checkout. What's the deal Collard & Bowser?! Spearmint (merely pleasant) just doesn't do it. We don't need Sours--We gots to have GINGERS!!!!!!!!

    Another unsatisfied spiced-candy-quest obsession: Blackjack (licorice) gum & Clove gum -- its manufacturer puts it on the market only for brief and infrequent (once a decade or so) special promotions. Why are we forced to go on these Spiced-Candy Quests--Can't we just walk into

    a Safeway and just pick up ONE item at the checkout like a [normal] person?!

    [Rant Ended--back to work]

  • welshman

    LOOKS LIKE I AM THE LUCKY ONE TO BE WORKING IN THE ALTOIDS FACTORY IN SOUTH WALES. DONT DISPARE HOPEFULLY WITH THE INTEREST YOU ALL SHOW THIS FLAVOUR WILL BE ADDED TO THE ALTOIDS RANGE. WELSHMAN.(WALES FOR THE WORLD CUP)

  • stephen

    my wife loves ginger. I found some @ a 7 - 11 store in gardena california. But they have no more.

  • MacLir

    I think Sashafoo was right. A local supermarket chain got some in "in a drop shipment" and I've been after them ever since for more.

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