Monday, November 12, 2012

Review: Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops

throat drops
Hello dear readers-
 I have another great review for you. I was so super excited to open up my box of Pine Brothers Drops because I love throat drops/cough drops and I had never tried them before. I started with the magic bag of Natural Honey and I was instantly hooked. These are super addictive.I ended up eating/sucking/chewing at least 5 in my first sitting.  They are slightly  chewy, sweet, but not too sweet and taste full  of honey. In a word, delicious.

 Then I moved on to the Cherry.

 YUMMMY Delicious.  I love the Wild Cherry, they are so so good. Light and sweet. Not over Cherried.
The thing I really love about these drops besides the flavors are the consistency. They are not hard and chalky, they are chewy and fruity or honey-ey.
Also, I really like the their story, this is what they had in their PR blurb:

   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. In 1930 Pine Brothers was sold to the Life Savers Company and continued to flourish. Known for its 'soft drop consistency,' Pine Brothers lozenges became a favorite of adults and children alike. The product, which attracted healthiest sales in the eastern and northern states, due to its icy winters, reached its peak popularity in the 1970's. The company was sold by Life Savers, and then, having been re-sold and acquired a number of times, found itself essentially rudderless and under appreciated; this despite a legion of loyal consumers. Cost cutting changes were made to the original recipes, packaging became stale and marketing non-existent; Pine Brothers began to be made overseas. Sales declined. 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." God bless him!

  Isn't that a great story, I love it too!

   So another reason I love this product, the handy dandy stick in my purse, throw in the diaper bag, hide in the cupholder, sized containers:


Aren't they cute? They fit everywhere. I always have one on me :)  Want to connect with Pine Bros:

Pine Bros on Facebook  
 they have great giveaways on Facebook too!

Pine Bros on Twitter

Pine Bros on Pinterest

Official Website

Product is available nationwide at CVS Pharmacy, Amazon. etc. Also, you can buy them on their site:  Pine Bros. 

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

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