The Secretly Awesome Design Of The Ordinary Tic-Tac Box

We roll our eyes at instructions on totally mundane objects. “I’m an adult,” a hypothetical person might say. “I know how to strike a match.” Or inflate a balloon. Or apply shampoo to my head. Maybe the ordinary person isn’t as smart as we’d like to think, though. There are millions of boxes of Tic-Tacs circulating out there right this minute, but most people have no idea how to actually dispense the tiny torpedoes of freshness.

Fortunately, the site FoodBeast is here to save us all from accidentally dispensing two mints or something. .

I, for one, am embarrassed. I had an adolescent Tic-Tac addiction that involved using my allowance to buy twelve-packs whenever my family visited a warehouse store. I always carried a box in my pocket to school, even though food and gum were forbidden. I had a problem. (No, I don’t know how I still have any teeth.) But I should have figured this out decades ago.

So Apparently, We’ve Been Using Tic Tac Containers All Wrong [FoodBeast]