Over the past few days I have been suffering from a sore throat. It`s probably from all this crazy weather change that`s going on. Well lucky for me I was able to try some of the Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops
About Pine Bros
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 Productsâ„¢. 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!
These throat drops
are different from any kind I have ever tried before. Typically these sort of things are hard and have a very strong funky taste to them. These on the other hand are soft with a great flavor to each. I was sent two flavors to try: Wild Cherry
and Natural Honey
! Both taste great with their own unique flavor. I particularly liked the natural honey drops because they honestly tasted like honey. Typically I get the honey flavored cough drops any time I need some and they hardly ever taste like honey. I may get a hint of a taste, but not a full flavor. Where as these I get a full burst of flavor, which I definitely love. I`m a big honey fan so whenever I get something that actually tastes like honey I`m happy!
These drops are great for temporary relief of minor discomfort and protection of irritated areas in sore mouth and sore throat. They are meant for everyone in your family as well. From adults and children 3 years and over: dissolve 1 or 2 drops slowly in mouth. Repeat as needed. Best if not chewed. For children under 3, ask a doctor. I also gave some out to other family members to try and they loved them just as much as I did! Because Pine Bros was kind enough to send me such a nice supply I will also be sharing them among friends as well as my daughters school teachers! Hopefully they don`t read this because it`ll be going in their Christmas stockings!
So I`m sure it`s no surprise when I say that I DO recommend this company and their products. Their products taste great, they`re unique in texture, and work great as well. They have super friendly customer service and extremely quick shipping. You may not need them now, but I`m sure you will before this crazy winter weather ends. I say give them a try. I would love to know what you think!