Altoids Sours are selling for $1,000 online — and some people are willing to pay

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Packages of an expired, discontinued candy

brand are selling for up to $1,000 online —

and stirring chaos among online shoppers.

Altoids Sours, a sugary, fruit-flavored

edition of the iconic breath mint brand,

were discontinued in 2010, according to Bustle.

A decade later, the now-expired candies

are reselling for hundreds of dollars.

BuzzFeed uncovered one listing for a tin of

the “curiously strong mango” flavor, which

old for $1,000 on eBay earlier this year.

The listing for the item explained to potential

shoppers that, despite the package’s value, they

should not try eating the candies themselves.

“Candy is stuck together, Expired 2009.

The seal is intact all around. Selling for the

discontinued collectible tins, candy is a bonus".

There are currently boxes of Altoids Sours for sale on

eBay at prices ranging from $20 to $800, some of which are

viewed by several shoppers each hour, according to the site.

The candies experienced a wide-spanning surge

in popularity after they were discontinued.

Now, with a limited number of tins available,

their packaging has become a collector’s item

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