It’s not quite cold and flu season for me. But, whenever we get to this time of the year, I end up suffering from allergies; especially when it gets cold enough to force us to get the furnace going before we’ve had a chance to clean out our vents.
One of the things I ended up with as a result of this was a really nasty cough. Fortunately for me, I had some Ricola Honey Herb Cough Drops in my desk at work.
I have purchased quite a few cough drops over the years and, even though I do like to experiment whenever I find something cheaper, I always end up coming back to this brand.
The thing I like about the Ricola Honey Herb cough drops is, unlike most others that are out there, they don’t really taste like medicine. Instead, because they are made from natural ingredients like honey, they taste more like candy. I can usually use those that taste more like medicine too. But, I can only stand those kinds for so long before I’m ready to spit them out. The fact it has a much better taste means I can keep one of these in my mouth for much longer; even until it is gone (I have never been able to do that with Halls cough drops).
Another reason why I like this particular brand so much is they really do work. Like I mentioned before, I had a nasty cough; it was so bad my co-workers could hear me coughing from the other side of the office. Even though I think they are more effective for sore throats (which I have used them for numerous times), just one brought the cough under control.
If I have any complaints about these it’s that the fact their effect is only short-term. For example, my cough was brought under control while I had the cough drop in my mouth and for about 10-15 minutes afterwards. But, after that, I started coughing again and needed another one. However, as I said before, I have tried plenty of other brands, including some top brands (and very expensive brands) and I don’t think they performed any better than these.
It’s getting colder out so it’s only a matter of time before cold and flu season rears its ugly head. If you are in need of something that can temporarily suppress a cough or relieve a sore throat, I would recommend this brand.