Callard & Bowser-Suchard
Callard and Bowser-Suchard Inc. is a Rye Brook, New York subsidiary of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company responsible for Altoids mints and other products. Since the exceptionally strong mints – or "curiously strong" mints as its advertising says – became prominent in the mid-1990s, Callard and Bowser has added a number of products under the Altoids name.
The company's best known product remain its traditional mints, available in peppermint, wintergreen, cinnamon, and spearmint flavors. They are packed in a distinctive rectangular tin box, a major part of Altoids' success.
In the late 1920s, Altoids claimed in its advertising that it acted "as an antidote to poisons in the stomach. One or two taken after meals will stop any poisonous fermentation."
Callard & Bowser, originally a British company, was owned by Kraft Foods until 2004.