This review could not have come at a better time!
Pine Bros. offers great "softish" throat drops in different flavors. They currently include: Wild Cherry and Natural Honey. Lemon-Citrus and Licorice will be available soon!
Product Description -- 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!
I began working for the Boys and Girls Club about 6 weeks ago. I work 2 shifts a day, both in elementary schools. This new job, plus the weather, plus my horrible immune system, equals me being sick, for a long time. I have been sick twice since beginning the job, and I've has this most recent cold (I hope?) for about 4 weeks now.
I've had no voice and been coughing me head off for so long that it's normal to me. I grabbed one of the bags of cherry throat drops before work one morning, and I'm sure glad I did! They are a good size, and they taste good! They really helped me out when I was having coughing fits.
|I love the disc that they offer, it reminds me of a case of mints. I keep it in my coat pocket now.|
Pine Bros. products are available at CVS Pharmacy locations throughout the US. Check out Pine Bros. on their website, Facebook and Twitter, they will have a number of contests going on throughout the year!