Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops (Review}

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Whenever we get done with a school break, and I start teaching again I get a dry raspy voice from projecting my voice during lecture time. I drink a ton of water, but the raspy voice continues.

I was given Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops to review. I just had one of them, and my voice seemed to clear up.

They have a texture that I'm not used to. They are soft.  I'm used to the hard cough drops. With Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops you suck on them to get them to work. They have 5 calories per drop. I like that they are for ages 3 and up. A lot of other cough drops are for ages 6 and up. I know when my boys need a cough drop, they can have one of these.

This is what they look like.

They have different flavors to choose from:
  • Natural Honey
  • Wild Cherry
  • Black Licorice
I chose Black Licorice. It was good! It wasn't too overpowering, yet still had that old time black licorice taste.

I love the reusable bag it came with!

 A Little History From Pine Bros.

Ulysses S. Grant was President, the population of America hovered at 39 million, and the telephone was still a pipe dream, when in 1870 J. Herman Pine hung out a confectionery shingle on 8th Street above Walnut in Philadelphia and, along with his brother, sold their first batch of what they called 'Pine Brothers Glycerine Tablets.' In an attempt to relieve his own sore throat and those of his family members, Mr. Pine, a former German confectionery maker, determined that by combining the soothing natural qualities of glycerin with the healing properties of gum acacia, he could sooth and mitigate the mild discomfort of a sore throat. Add in some natural flavoring and a sweetener and voila, Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops were born. "I have discovered something," Pine wrote, "which will give quick throat relief to thousands afflicted as I was." He added,"Perhaps I won't make much money out of this. But I can make people happy, and that's more important than money." Mr. Pine was being unduly modest, as his "discovery" would become one of the most successful, most delicious and most unique throat lozenges in the world. Nor has the recipe changed appreciably since it was first introduced to the public over 140 years ago.

Fast Forward to Now

Recently, Pine Brothers was acquired by the creator and former owner of Airborne, Victoria Knight-McDowell, for her new company 3 Sisters Home Products™. Much time and effort has been spent locating the original Pine Brothers recipes, redesigning the packaging, and creating an exciting yet classic new look. The natural product is once again being made in America, and is launching nationally in fall 2011. At which time old Mr. Pine, will succeed once again in "making people happy." 

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Masshole Mommy said...

I've tried these before and I love the way they taste.

Eat To Live said...

I remember Pine Bros from when I was just a little kid. Didn't know they were still in business.

mail4rosey said...

I've not heard of these, but I would DEF try them!!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I haven't heard of these either, but they do sound like they work great!


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