3/30/2014

Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

The weather where I live fluctuates dramatically and it drives me nuts. One minute you’re freezing and piling on a ton of clothes, and then later in the day, you’re dying to peel each layer off and drenched in sweat. Not fun for anyone.

What I hate about these weather changes the most is the fact that I will get a sore throat  or a cough fairly easily. Then I’m trying to stock up on cough drops/lozenges to soothe my throat.



Pine Bros was kind enough to send me a very generously filled box of several packs of a variety of their softish throat drops. Sure made me happy during this time of year!

They sent me a few packs of honey, licorice, and wild cherry flavor. I received packets and also plastic tins. I tried the honey ones first when my throat was irritated one morning. I popped one in my mouth and sucked on it, letting it slowly dissolve in my mouth. I tried to bite into it once, but they are nothing like the regular cough drops. I guess the way I could best describe them would be to say that they are like really tough-to-get through gummies. They’re not really chewable. It’s best to let them dissolve on their own.


The honey flavored ones have a very mild honey flavor. They did soothe my throat and make it less sore. The feeling lasted for a good while.
 

Licorice flavored ones are not too bad—my mom really likes these. She grabbed a pack for herself. She said the only things she did not like was the fact that a couple did dissolve in her mouth but then a tiny piece was stuck to her throat for a little while, which was not a good feeling. This never happened to me, not once, and I have eaten several since they arrived.
 




My favorites are the wild cherry. I love the way that they taste.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Are they safe for kids?
It does say that they are safe for children but I'd honestly be a little hesitant to give my 5 year old these cough drops, because they seem like they might be a choking hazard for young children.


A suggestion for people who purchase these throat drops:
 
Be careful not to let the pack get moist or you have a glob or hard, sticky cough drops. I keep the open package rolled and sealed in a plastic sandwich bag. I do wish the packets were re-sealable. That would be great.
One of the plastic tins popped open a little too easily and spilled all over the floor. I was pretty sad because it was full of my favorite ones-the wild cherry.


They are all pretty good, a nice change to traditional cough drops. They all work well to keep my throat moisturized and soothed, helping me cough less. I really like them and would love to buy some in the future if I could find it in the store.
 
 
 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.