After the winter we have been having I am so done with it. Between the sub-zero temperatures, piles upon piles of snow and non-stop colds, I am looking forward to Spring time. Normally I don’t mind the winter. This year I am counting the days until it’s over.
Normally I don’t get sick that much. This season I have had one cold after another. My family has been sick a lot too, a lot more than normal. My kitchen counter looks like a pharmacy.
My husband likes to pick up new products, thinking that they might work better then other products that have been on the market for a long time. I’m just the opposite. I think if a product has been on store shelves for many years there is a reason for it – it’s because IT WORKS.
Take for example Smith Brothers cough drops. My mom used to give them to me as a kid. My mom always bought the Wild Cherry flavor because that is the flavor my family enjoyed the most. Not me. I am a die hard Smith Brothers Black Licorice Throat Drop fan. I love the flavor. It’s my favorite flavor throat drop. I’ll use other ones if none are available but the Smith Brother Black Licorice drops are my “go-to” product whenever I have a sore, itchy or dry throat.
There is a reason why Smith Brothers products have been around since 1847 – it’s because they work! They are one of American’s most trusted brands.
Here is an interesting little tid bit. The Smith Brothers company was founded by William and Andrew Smith in Poughkeepsie, New York. I was born in the same county (not too far from Poughkeepsie). My biological mother’s maiden name was Smith. I don’t know much about my maternal family. I wonder if there is any relation? Wouldn’t it be a hoot if I was a descendant of the Smith Brothers? That might explain why I love their cough drop so much. Ha ha.
Smith Brothers still makes their yummy Black Licorice and Wild Cherry cough drops. Their cough drops also come in Honey Lemon, Menthol Eucalyptus and Sugar Free Black Cherry. Their newest flavor is Warm Apple Pie. Yes, you read that correctly – Warm Apple Pie! It really does taste like apple pie too. Maybe not exactly (after all an apple pie should be ala mode – LOL) but it does have an apple pie taste to it. I was pleasantly surprised. They even have a touch of cinnamon flavor.
Smith Brothers has evolved to include some new “wellness products” to not only help you when you sick but they can also help you to prevent getting sick.
Smith Brothers sent me a variety of products to review.
Wild Cherry Throat Drops – I did not use these but my husband and daughter did when they were sick. My husband said they taste exactly the way they did since we were kids. This flavor is a family favorite.
Black Licorice Throat Drops – My personal favorite. They are just as tasty and effective as they always have been. This is my “go-to” cough drop whenever I am sick. They don’t taste like medicine like other cough drops do. These are very tasty.
Warm Apple Pie Warming Throat Drops – Yummy! My daughter liked them to (my hubby wouldn’t try them – he doesn’t like apple pie).
Daily-C Chewable Tablets – Vitamin C is something we should take on a daily basis because it helps boost your immune system which you know helps to keep you healthy. The tablet roll I received came in Tangy Orange flavor. They remind me of a big Sweetart as far as taste and texture. You can chew these but I liked the flavor so much that I would suck on them like a hard candy. Because these are so tasty I am sure to take my daily Vitamin C.
Wild Berry with Caffeine Restore Electrolyte Drops – These drops contain the same amount of electrolytes as 8 ounce of the leading electrolyte beverage (2 drops per serving). When you are sick your body loses much needed electrolytes and these drops help to replenish your body so you can start feeling better faster.
The flavor I received to try was Sugar Free Wild Berry. I am sorry to say that I couldn’t stand the taste of these. I had to spit the drop out immediately. I don’t know if it was the flavor or the product. I know it’s available in Sugar Free Tangerine Orange. Perhaps that flavor might taste better.
Zinc Boost Chewable Tablets – The roll I received came in strawberry flavor. They were very tasty and had a great strawberry scent too. You can chew on these tables or suck on them like hard candy. I have enjoyed them both ways. They did leave a weird after taste in my mouth, but it wasn’t that bad. It disappeared after a few minutes.
Smith Brothers has come a long way over the years, especially now with their new line of Restore and Recovery products to help you feel well faster and to help you fight off getting sick in the first place.
Look for these products where ever cough and cold products are sold. You can also check out the “Where to Buy” section on the Smith Brothers website to find more store locations.
One lucky reader will win a “Wellness Package” including all the products mentioned in this post, compliments of Smith Brothers.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on March 16, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
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*I received free products in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.