I am not a "cough drop" kind of girl. I hate the menthol-medicine taste and smell of most of those and just do not like them. Instead, I usually stick to something like a cup of hot tea to try and get a little throat pain relief.
I recently learned of a brand of throat lozenges called Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops. I wasn't familiar with this product, but learned that they've been around for a long time as a trusted brand that's been soothing sore throats for over 140 years. And, now they are back, re-launching their popular throat drops.
Pine Brothers Softish throat drops are quite different from most that I've tried in the past. They are soft and chewy and actually taste great - no strong medicine taste at all! They combine the soothing natural qualities of glycerin and the healing properties of gum acacia with a natural flavoring and a sweetener - all which help soothe and provide comfort for a sore throat. I love the fact that they are made in America and contain only 5 calories per drop. Right now, they are available in Natural Honey and Wild Cherry flavors. You can get them in bags or small refillable containers that are perfect for carrying around in your purse or backpack.
I received some samples to try out for myself and my family. When I started feeling that first tickle of a sore, scratchy throat coming on yesterday, I gave them a try. The soft, chewy texture is very unique and I honestly felt like I was just having a piece of candy. Because they are so mild tasting, I didn't really expect to get much relief. Boy, was I surprised! After finishing one of the drops, my throat definitely felt better. Both flavors have a good taste, although I personally prefer the Natural Honey flavor over the Wild Cherry - just my personal preference. I'll for sure be keeping some of these on hand for whenever we need some quick and easy throat pain relief.
Besides the free samples that I received, Pine Brothers has also generously provided some for me to share. I have an assortment of both Natural Honey and Wild Cherry Softish Throat Drops to give to one of my blog readers. This is the perfect time of year to stock up and have these on hand in your home. You never know when a sore throat is going to strike!
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Pine Brothers provided me with free samples of their Softish Throat Drops for myself and to share. I was not obligated to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own and may differ from others.