Monday, October 22, 2012

Pine Bros. softish throat drops (Review)

Well's that time of the year again. Colds, Flu, sore throats, coughing, sneezing....the list goes on and on!! With so many over the counter medicines and remedies it's overwhelming to choose what is best for your certain ailment.

 I was fortunate to be chosen to give Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops a try!! I am not a big fan of throat drops or cough drops, mainly because they taste soooo mediciney and I find it hard to keep from spitting them out. These were very pleasant indeed. I received two flavors: natural honey and Wild cherry. Both of them were awesome and they also have black licorice and lemon as well so there is a flavor for everyone.

  These throat drops not only taste wonderful but they really do a great job at soothing the throat without being harsh. I would definitely feel good about giving these to my grandkids as they are safe and natural!!

 First let me tell you about the history of this wonderful product. 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!

Pine Bros. Softish throat drops  is available nationwide at CVS Pharmacy. The product is delicious, you won't be disappointed.  Retail value of each product is $3.49.  You can select pucks and/or bags and one flavor or both. 

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