Even if you can't find an actual Altoids-brand tin there are probably other brands of candy that come in metal tins. Failing even that, there are several places online where you can order empty, unlabeled tins for whatever evil purpose you desire. Just do a web search for "metal candy tins" and you should find several sources. In fact, they will probably be cheaper than a tin full of mints and you don't have to find something to do with all that candy so that you can use the tin.See, the reason these metal tins are so popular is that they're sturdy and make handy enclosures for a lot of things, and it's a shame to throw that short of thing away. If you're buying the mints just to get the tin and are going to just dump the mints, start thinking about other things you throw away that you could use instead. The whole idea is re-using something that would otherwise get thrown away.