Soothe Your Sore Throat + $50 Target Giftcard Giveaway

Oh the dreaded "I'm getting sick" feeling you start to get when a cold is coming on. No one likes being sick at all. Even with a head cold, it can be miserable. It's even worse when you start to feel your throat getting sore. Then you know your day isn't going to go as planned.

Having a sore throat can be such a pain. You can't eat or drink anything without being super uncomfortable and nothing is worse than the dreaded cough with pain you start to feel each and every time. Yuck! Who wants to feel that way? 

The reality is, we all get sick. No matter what. I'm very thankful that my household doesn't get sick often. I'm more thankful that the kids don't get sick often either. It's terrible when you feel sick, but when your kids do, it's heartbreaking because there isn't much you can do to make them feel better and you wish you could make it just go away. I'm glad there aren't many days like that in my house. But when there are, it's bad.

Lately with the weather changing from cold to hot, we all seem to be getting slight colds and sore throats. So this product came at a perfect time to try out and see what we really thought and if it could work for us.

Of course, being a more health-conscious mom, we aren't big into medicines and other cures that contain a lot of harmful things in them. We like to buy health remedies that are all natural and safe for everyone in our home. Sometimes, it's not as easy to do or find. But thanks to Pine Bros, I think we have found a great product that is safe and effective.

Herman Pine hung out a confectionery shingle on 8th Street above Walnut in Philadelphia, and sold his first batch of what he called ‘Pine Brothers Glycerine Tablets.’ In an attempt to relieve his own sore throat, Mr. Pine, a former German confectionery maker, combined the soothing natural qualities of plant glycerin with the healing properties of gum acacia into one softish drop. By doing so, he discovered that he had created a product that could sooth and mitigate the mild discomfort of a sore throat. Add in some natural flavoring and sweetener and 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 effective, 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.

These come in four flavors to choose from:

I was given three flavors to try out {Wild Cherry, Natural Honey, & Lemon Lime} and I was so excited to see what I thought of them. I did some research on what others thought too before I tried them. I can't wait to tell you my thoughts and feelings.

My nine year old told me she would be happy to try these out with me. I was happy because I wanted to know her opinion as well on what she thought.... from a kid's perspective.

I noticed instantly that these were different than other throat soothers I have tried. Usually, other brands are very hard and sometimes have even cut my tongue because of how they set when cooling after being made have have grooves in them. I have pretty much avoided products for my throat because of this. 

Pine Bros is very different. Their product is soft and gummy-like. Not soft enough that you can just start chewing, but not as hard as a rock either. You can tell it's supposed to be a gummy-type soother. 

So we decided to start with the Natural Honey. We are a big honey family. We love honey and use it everyday. You could taste the hint of honey in this product. The next one we tried was the Wild Cherry. It had a very cherry, fruity taste to it. Almost like a cherry candy. It was very sweet tasting. And our last one was Lemon Lime. This one reminded me of a lemon-lime soda. It just had that clean, citrus, tangy taste to it.

Out of the three, my daughter and I put them in order from our favorite down. We both had the exact same results on which one we liked the best. We chose the Wild Cherry as our top favorite. We both love sweet, fruity tastes and this one was number one! Our second favorite was the Lemon-Lime. We also really love citrus tasting things and this just had such a clean taste to it. It was pretty good. Our last choice was the honey. Even though we are a big honey family, this one we thought was ok, but prefered the other choices better. Just cause they were more fruity and our taste buds love that. But the honey had nothing wrong with it. This was just more lighter and I think would be perfect for those not wanting something with a lot of flavor to it. I can see my parents really enjoying this one.

Overall, these were great. They honestly didn't even seem like we were taking anything that would be considered soothing because there was not one hint of any kind of "medicine" taste to them at all. Which is so awesome. No one likes the taste of medicine and it can make it almost impossible to give to children. Though we try to avoid anything at all with unnatural ingredients, in the past, we used to buy over the counter products and they were not easy to take.

These are great! They really do seem to live up to their natural state of taste as well as soothing your sore throat. Within minutes, I noticed my throat wasn't as sore anymore and it seemed to help really make me feel better. Moms can't take days off, so I'm always trying to feel my best at all times to be able to take care of my family.

You can grab these flavors at your local Target. They are available now instore and online. For under $4.00 each, you are sure to be able to feel better knowing you are buying something more natural, without breaking the bank.

Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win a $50.00 Target gift card, so that you can head over to your local Target and pick up some Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops for yourself. Thank you to Pine Bros for hosting this awesome giveaway!

Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to residents of the those in the USA only and must be age 18 and over. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Winner will be chosen at random and will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Click on the link below to enter!
a Rafflecopter giveaway 
Good Luck!