Tic Tac is a brand of small, hard mints, consisting of 94.5% sugar, manufactured by the Italian confectioner Ferrero since 1969 (under the name “Refreshing Mints”). In 1970, the name was changed to Tic Tacs, after the distinctive sound of the mints rattling in their container. Tic Tacs are available in a variety of flavours in over 100 countries and are sold in small transparent plastic boxes with a flip-action living hinge lid. Originally, Tic Tacs were dyed specific colours for different flavours, although in many countries the transparent plastic boxes
are coloured and the actual Tic Tacs are white.