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