In 1870, J. Herman Pine hung out a confectionery shingle on 8th street above walnut in Philadelphia along with his brother sold their first batch of what they called "Pine Brothers Glycerin Tablets". This was developed in an effort to relieve his own sore throat and those of his family members. This recipe has not been changed in over 140 years..
In 1930, Pine Brothers was sold to the Life Savors Company and continued to flourish Pine Brothers lozenges became a favorite of adults and children alike. The product reached it's peak in 1970. The company having been sold many times was losing popularity because changes were made to the original recipe because of cost cutting measures and to the old packaging needed upgraded. Sales declined. Recently, Pine Brothers was acquired by the creator and former owner of airborne. Much time and effort was given in locating the original recipe, redesigning the packaging and creating a new look for the product.
I remember growing up in New Jersey, where I love these soft cough suppressants The flavors back then were cherry and honey. I really loved the cherry but the honey was good also. These were soft and just melted in your month. I loved that about these. Today, when I found out I was going to review this product, I cannot tell you how excited I was that this product was back on the market. My whole family loves this now. I so really excited to share the long history I have had with this product.
- Now comes in 4 flavors: cherry, honey, lemon and licorice
- Soft, not hard like a cough drop
- very affordable
My Impression~ This is a product my whole family likes. I reviewed the cherry and honey and now each family member has their own favorite. Afforably priced so we can afford it. My whole family gives this product a thumbs up.
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