When I was a kid, See's Chocolates were the highest level of luxury I knew. They were running about $5.60 a lb at the time.
Then these little mints called Tic Tacs came on the market. My best friend and I got quite enamored of them, and I was frustrated my folks wouldnt include them with the groceries. My dad calculated the cost per pound and that put a permanent end to my fondness for the little things. At the time, they were $32/lb. For which I could have FIVE pounds of See's.
Talk about illuminating!
Altoid - curiously strong.