Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops Review & $500 CVS GC US 12/21


  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."

We received 24 packages of Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops in Natural Honey and Wild Cherry flavors (ARV $83.76).  

Both the Natural Honey and Wild Cherry flavored drops are Gluten Free and are only 5 calories each! They are available in twist top containers and stay fresh pouches, however, the pouches are not resealable/reclosable and the throat drops are not individually wrapped.

Pine Brother's Softish throat Drops - Natural Honey

Pine Brother's Softish Throat Drops - Wild Cherry

My favorite are the Wild Cherry, the flavor is not as intense as some other cough drops, but more pleasant then the over whelming flavor. The drops are definitely soft and chewy, however you not to chew the drops, but rather allow them to melt in your mouth. If you chew them (or any cough/throat drop) then it will not get the chance to relieve your sore throat as it will be swallowed as chunks instead of just being swallowed with your saliva. 

I feel comfortable giving these to Jedilynn when she has a sore throat, if she were to accidentally swallow it whole, I personally feel it would be better then if she were to swallow a whole square cough drop or hard cough drop.

Pine Bro's also has one NEW flavor! Lemon-Citrus, coming out in 2013
And Licorice, but only limited quantities are aavailable this holiday season. 
My mom seen the little card that came with my box of throat drops and searched my entire box for the Licorice ones.   

These softish throat drops are safe for children three year of age to adult, contact a doctor for children under three years old. These throat drops are processed in the same plant as peanuts and tree nuts. 

PURCHASE your self and your family Pine Bro's Softish Throat Drops online HERE!
You can purchase them at THESE STORES! 

 Enter to win a $500 CVS Pharmacy Gift Card through Pine Bro's Facebook! ENTER HERE!!
Ends: Dec. 21st Open to: US 18+
(This giveaway is in NO way related with or sponsored by Mami's 3 Little Monkeys, therefore, we are NOT responsible for anything ppertaining to the giveaway. Thank you and good luck!)


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1 comment:

  1. With all the sicknesses going around these would be good to have in the house in case. Thanks for sharing.