I was given the chance to review Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops. I remember when I was little going to our corner pharmacy and seeing them by the register. Cherry was always my favorite, we would eat them like candy. I couldn’t have received these at a better time. My husband suffers from Asthma and he has not been feeling good. He was complaining of a sore throat so I gave him some of the honey and cherry Pine Bros. He told me that it actually helped soothe his throat and that it was feeling better.
Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops has been around for over 140 years and they have yet to change their recipe. That’s how well they work! You are probably wondering what makes these so special. Well they aren’t like regular hard throat drops in that they are “softish”. They have a firm yet “gummy” like texture that is very soothing. Both the Wild Cherry and Honey flavors are all natural and actually very tasty. The cherry is my favorite. Another thing I like is that they are Gluten-Free and have 5 calories in each drop!
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 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. Pine Brothers is once again being made in America, and was launched nationally in fall 2011. And indeed, old Mr. Pine has succeeded yet again in “making people happy.” God bless him!
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