Mom Knows Best : Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops Review

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops Review

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

Winter is here and that means cold season is here. A lot of people are coughing and dealing with sore throats. If you are suffering with a cough or sore throat, I have a great product for you, Pine Bros. Softish Throat drops. Pine Bros. drops are  soft and gummy but release a soothing liquid when you suck on them. The soothing liquid from Pine Bros. softish throat drops coats your throat to help calm coughs and make a sore throat feel better.

Pine Bros. drops come in yummy flavors like cherry, honey, and licorice. The cherry flavor is my favorite. I like how they feel in my mouth and coat my throat. You can purchase Pine Bros. drops in bags and easy to carry pucks that fit in a pocket or purse. My 14 year old son has a cough and  tried a honey flavor Pine Bros. drop and said "these are good, can I have a container to take to school?"

So if you are suffering with a cough try Pine Bros. throat drops and sooth your cough and throat.

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Since writing this post, I came down with a cough from allergies. Pine Bros has helped me with stopping the cough. The easy to carry case made it easy to take the drops with and to share with others. What flavor will you reach for when you have a cough?

Here is some cool information about Pine Bros. that I found:

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 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.


  1. I have used Pine Bros. I love their drops and seem effecitive to me!

  2. I haven't heard of these before- they sound great! thanks so much for sharing this!

  3. I could have used those a couple of weeks ago when I was sick. Will have to look out for these.

    Michelle F.

  4. I need to try these! I have had an annoying lingering cough for at least a month now if not longer.

  5. I love cough drops. Even when I am not sick. I have never tried this brand before.. I find it a good idea to always have them handy.

  6. I love pine brothers cough drops! I love the new pocket case

  7. I will have to try this brand when I next need some because I have never found one I could tolerate taste-wise.

  8. I love Pine Bros, especially the cherry flavor. I use them whenever I get sore throats, which is fairly often.

  9. cute pics with the drops little one sick right now thinking I better get him some

  10. We have gone through several bags of cough drops. I would love to try these especially the cherry.

  11. Its hard to find a good cough drop. Thanks for sharing these!

  12. I'll have to look for these!! Great info in your post, thanks Tara!!

  13. My son loves using the cherry ones. We went through a lot of these when we had viral larygitis.


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