Box of Extra Strong Mints

Box of Extra Strong Mints #39
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Wow, whoever needs these must have very bad breath. Provides a small happiness increase when consumed.
Effect
Increases happiness by 25 and booster cooldown by 30 minutes.
Type
Candy
Sell Price
$22

Box of Extra Strong Mints is a Candy item that can be acquired through shoplifting and is the most expensive item by sell price that can be obtained from Sweet Shop shoplifting. It can be sold to (but not purchased at) Sally's Sweet Shop.

The Box of Extra Strong Mints was one of the items available at the official launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]

Usage

Eating a Box of Extra Strong Mints will increase a player's happiness by 25 and increase Booster Cooldown by 30 minutes.

The Box of Extra Strong Mints is occasionally used as a cheap Candy deposit at the Pot game in Christmas Town.

Obtaining

In crimes 1.0 the Box of Extra Strong Mints can be obtained through the "A Box of Extra Strong Mints" shoplifting crime. It can also be found through city finds and can be traded between players.

The Box of Extra Strong Mints can be found as a result of the following crimes:

Shoplifting:

  • "Sally's Sweet Shop" (quantity between one - three)

Burglary:

  • "Market" (quantity two)
  • "Postal Office" (quantity two)

A Box of Extra Strong Mints can be obtained by winning the Pot game in Christmas Town if one was added to the pot by a player.

Buffs

The Voracity branch of Faction upgrades has ten upgrades for Candy happiness gains in 5% increments.

The 'Absorption" 7* special at Grocery Stores gives 10% extra happiness from the usage of a Box of Extra Strong Mints.

Booster Cooldown incurred from usage of any item is reduced by 10% from the "Fast Metabolism" 3* special at Grocery Stores and 25% from the "Professional Metabolism" 10* special at Restauraunts.

Like all Candy items, the Box of Extra Strong Mints provides triple the regular happiness gains starting from 12 hours before, to 12 hours after, World Diabetes Day (November 14.)

Without any Faction perks, a Box of Extra Strong Mints will give 28 happiness with Absorption, 75 happiness on World Diabetes Day, and 83 happiness with both. The table below shows happiness gains when Faction perks are applied.

Box of Extra Strong Mints Happy Gains
Active Bonuses Candy effect I Candy effect II Candy effect III Candy effect IV Candy effect V Candy effect VI Candy effect VII Candy effect VII Candy effect IX Candy effect X
No Other Bonus 26 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 37
With Absorption 29 30 32 33 34 36 37 39 40 41
World Diabetes Day 79 83 86 90 94 98 101 105 109 113
World Diabetes Day and Absorption 87 91 95 99 103 107 111 116 120 124

Related Awards

Box of Extra Strong Mints related Awards
Image Name Requirements
614179864.png Diabetic Eat 500 bags of candy
566282329.png Candy Man Achieve 1,000 theft crime
486487597.png Smile, You're On Camera Achieve 2,500 theft crimes
529618516.png Smokin' Barrels Achieve 5,000 theft crimes
374334948.png Breaking And Entering Achieve 7,500 theft crimes
721231605.png Stroke Bringer Achieve 10,000 theft crimes

Historical Notes

Prior to an update on 12 July 2012 that added the option for players to eat Box of Extra Strong Mints for happiness gains, the item had no use. [2]

Image History

Box of Extra Strong Mints Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to July 2012 [3] 39.0.png
July 2012 to September 12 2023 [4] 39.1.png
September 12 2023 to present [5] 39.2.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #

References

  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Candy Images (With citations) (24/01/23)
  2. Chedburn, Update: Booster system changes (07/12/12)
  3. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Candy Images (With citations) (13/06/24)
  4. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Candy Images (With citations) (13/06/24)
  5. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Candy Images (With citations) (13/06/24)