Accoutrements is a company that makes and sells a lot of unique items; in addition to the incredibly awesome Devil Ducks, they also carry Death Mints. Packaged in a metal tin that is shaped like a coffin, the Death Mints are strong, have a long lasting zing and are reasonably priced for a specialty item. Normally these are something that only surface around Halloween time but thanks to the Accoutrement website, you can get them year round in wholesale lots. Don’t worry, if you only want to buy a few of them, they do have a consumer site (www.mcphee.com) that you can purchase from.
Each tin has one hundred mints; the coffin shaped tin is one of the biggest perks to the product. The front of the tin is stenciled with the Death Mint logo as well as a skull and red embellishments. The skull looks hauntingly familiar to Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” but so far no one has approached Accoutrements to question them about the similarity. The top of the coffin comes completely off so there are no hinges to have to worry about breaking or wearing out. When you are done with the mints, the tin comes in handy for change, make up or other things that would otherwise end up at the bottom of your purse or bag.
The tins have a suggested retail price of about $1.50 a piece but you can get them for less if you buy them in a larger quantity. Most stores will have these only for the Halloween season so be sure to look for them at a reduced price after October 31st. I bought a ton of these for Halloween and Christmas. They make most excellent stocking stuffers for people who seem to have everything. Even though the mints come in the shape of a black metal coffin, they are still a very cool thing to give around the holidays.
I really like the taste of the mints and the fact that the flavor lasts a long time. I will admit to having grown addicted to them so I can’t carry the entire tin with me or I will go through them in one day. Pop a few of these after a spicy meal and your breath will be completely minty. I’ve also given these to friends that have complained about a sour stomach; less than five minutes later they were feeling better and didn’t have to spend extra money on an over the counter product.
Regardless of whether you are a zombie, misplaced deadite or voluptuous vampire, these tragically tasty mints are a great thing to have around. Consider them a must have for Goths or ravers and the tins make for excellent storage containers when you’ve blitzed through the mints.