Thursday, January 30, 2014 Posted by Dina N
It's the season of colds, and almost everyone in my family has had a cough or two. The kind of lingering cough that seems to last for weeks rather than days is hard to bear. A few weeks ago, we actually ran out of cough drops - even though I make sure to replenish my stash every fall.
My husband and I are not very picky about what flavor of cough drops to take but my daughter is. She absolutely refuses to have anything with menthol, honey, or licorice. She does not like most of the fruity flavors either. Last winter, we finally found cough drops she loved: the cherry Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops. This brand has been around for over 140 years but I had not heard of them until I got some for review.
Most cough drops I've tried are the size and texture of hard candy. These throat drops are small, softish, and taste delicious. I don't have to work hard to convince my child to take one. Actually, I have to make sure she does not take too many! The drops are safe for children over 3 and each is just 5 calories.
The Pine Bros. throat drops are made in America. They are available in plastic puck boxes and larger bags for refill. The pucks are ideal for your purse, backpack, or glove compartment. One puck holds about two dozen throat drops, and the value size refill packs hold 32. I wish they were resealable - my kids tend to tear them open all the way. I keep the open refill packs closed with bag clips or just move the drops to a Ziploc bag.
My kids love the Wild Cherry flavor. My favorite are the Natural Honey drops. Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops are also offered in licorice. A new flavor, Lemon Citrus, will be available in 2015-2016.
Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops are sold online and in drugstores nationwide. Connect with the Pine Brothers on Facebook and Twitter (@pinebros).
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