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.
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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take on the product. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by
me. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I
under any obligation to write a positive review. I did
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