Friday, March 7, 2014

Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops Work!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I am a big fan of products that work and are consistent! Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops are just that kind of product.

They aren't cough drops, although they can help sooth a cough. They are just what they say, throat drops, to soothe your throat. They work when your throat is sore. They work when your throat is dry. They just work. The semi-soft glycerin drop slowly dissolves in your mouth and can be a little fun like a gummy. The drop evenly coats your throat and it just soothes, without fail. But I had tried them before and when I got more samples to try out this time, I had other people try them.

Every single person I gave them to loved them. Why? Because they worked!

Here is some fun history about the company:
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 launched nationally in fall 2011. At which time old Mr. Pine, will succeed once again in "making people happy." God bless him!

There are three flavors of drops, Honey, Wild Cherry, and Licorice. In 2015-2016 they will be introducing a new Lemon flavor too. My favorite it the Wild Cherry. They come in bags of 32 drops and in nifty little round containers called pucks, with 26 drops. I keep the containers and just refill them with the ones from a bag! You can buy them at many national retailers, but if you aren't sure where to find them you can check HERE.

You can find out more about Pine Bros.and get all the news on special offers by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and of course from their website found HERE. 

 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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