Food & Drink

Warning: For Use While Operating Heavy Machinery

First it was Altoids. Then Starbucks broke out the mints. Kate Spade rolled out the designer version. Origins packaged minty gumballs promising peace of mind. Now the term “curiously strong” has new meaning. Penguin Caffeinated Mints, the creation of two college friends who — our guess is — were getting sour tummies from too much coffee (that, or the NoDoz just wasn’t cutting it) have hit stores and the world is waking up to them, fast. The sugar free mints blew out of Bigelow Pharmacy in Greenwich Village (yes, they’re restocking); and now — just in case the folks at your local coffee bar are taking too long with that no-foam latte — Kozmo delivers them in under an hour.