Friday, November 9, 2012

Pine Bros. Throat Drops Review

Product Description
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 or 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!

My thoughts on product:
I hope you guys just read the above description. When I was asked to review
this product I was personally so excited! I vividly recall this product. Especially 
the honey ones as shown above! I remember when I was in school getting 
a lot of sore throats, strep throat, etc. And I remember buying these throat drops. 
I also have memories of going to my neighbors house, who was like my 2nd
mother, and she always had a supply of them also. Then I remember all of a
 sudden you couldn't buy them anymore. I really do recall that. I remember looking
for them. I never knew what happened to them, but I missed them.

These are also great for kids, because they are soft and chewy and have flavors
kids will love. Including this cherry one too:

When I received this product - I was also amazed at the generosity 
of the sponsor! I got a huge box filled with cherry and honey ones! in the bags
 and pucks! I didn't count them all - but let's just say - I am set with these for awhile! Thank you! 

Links to check out!: 
Check out Pine Bros. on Facebook and on Twitter! - They have a lot of contests
 at various times. Like right now they are giving away a $500 CVS GC! 

Disclosure: 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've never heard of Pine Brothers Throat Drops. I'll have to look for them the next time I'm shopping.

  2. Reading the product description makes me excited too. Plus I love the packaging design.

  3. These really look great. The cherry flavor sound tasty too.

  4. I have never heard of them either, but those look great to have on hand if I catch a cold

  5. i love them. Great tasting especially for kids.

  6. I remember these! I loved them as a child in the 1970's. My grandmother always had these in a drawer in her house, or she would pull them out of her purse when we were in the car. I have missed these, especially the honey flavor. I also really liked the white box of assorted flavors, which included honey, cherry, licorice, and the mysterious green flavor. I could never decide what flavor that was supposed to be!

  7. Pine Bros Throat drops seem like they would taste a lot better than the nasty ones I usually use and maybe my family would like these better. I will have to look for them at the store.

  8. What an absolutely cool story and I would have never known that Life Savers company bought them. This sounds like just what I need!

  9. I have never heard of Pine Brothers before. I like the idea that they are soft and chewy.

  10. I've always liked Pine Bros. and though I don't look forward to the next cold I do look forward to trying the chews!

  11. This is the first time I've heard of them, I'd definitely like to try them.

  12. I would love to try these!

    Brittney House

  13. I never tried these, love that they are soft and chewy :)

  14. Wow these sound great! I would love to try them

  15. i would like to try these
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