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Product Review: Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops
A few weeks ago I was asked to review the Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops Value Size Wild Cherry and with the rush of the holidays and some other stuff going on I completely forgot about the review until now. I apologize to everyone for the long teaser, but I’m here now to keep up my end of the bargain and give this product it’s review.
Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops Created by J. Herman Pine in 1870, Pine Brothers has been soothing sore throats for over 140 years. The proprietary blend of natural ingredients combine with the famed “soft drop” consistency to produce, in their opinion, the most delicious throat drop in the history of the world, and possibly earlier. To know Pine Brothers, is to love them. Pine Brothers is an American original, unique in every way. – Amazon
Active Ingredients: Glycerin – 65 mg
Inactive Ingredients: Carnauba Wax, Citric Acid, Colored with Elderberry Concentrate, Corn Syrup, Gum Acacia, Malic Acid, Natural Flavors, Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Water
To tell you the truth I’d forgotten that these were soft, so the first time I opened up the bag and put one in my mouth I was expecting a hard candy type of lozenge. I do have to say that I was surprised at how much I liked the softish texture. I have had some hard gummy candies before and they weren’t that bad to chew on, but I liked that this was soft on your mouth, but lasted more like a hard lozenge.
I like that it didn’t seem to make my mouth turn colors. Nothing worse that showing up someplace with a bright red tongue and have to explain it to the people around you!
The part when I really saw this product at work was when my allergies were bad. Before that I was just eating them like candy (which seems to be a common practice with this item). When I finally really used them as what they were intended for, I felt these helped me get through a scratchy throat that always seems to come from my post-nasal drip.
For as much as I searched I could never could find them locally. They are for sale on Amazon.
Considering that the active ingredient is merely Glycerin, I don’t really see these as being a medicine. When I looked on the package and on amazon no where do they actually call these a medicine. It just seems to say that they are for soothing sore throats. I wonder if their marketing should play them up more as a candy than a throat lozenge due to the unanimous positive reviews about their taste.
If you’re looking for something to soothing sore throats then this product is definitely something that can help you. If you’re looking for a cure or more of medical relief I’d steer more towards a traditional cough drop.
When I looked at the ratings on amazon I noticed a lot of people saying that they’d had these when they were growing up on the East coast. I grew up on the east coast but don’t remember them. Is 40 too young to have seen these on the shelves?
On a side note, I saw some licorice flavored ones advertised and I might have to try them out!
Have you tried these? Let me know what you think!