I haven't had a tic tac in years, but I am very familiar with them.  Apparently the orange ones are where it's at these days.  When I was a kid it was mostly the mint flavor, you know to actually help your breath.  I always wondered what was up with the container, and why it was the way it was.  So Apparently we have been going about getting them out of the box all wrong.  I have never seen anyone do this, but I could just be tardy to the party as always.

So if you shake them, and turn them upside down and just open the top, one will magicly appear in the cap...every time.  I guess I will have to get a case of these when I go shopping next time and try this for myself.