Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Pine Brothers Cough Drops

Actually, don’t eat these. They’re probably thirty years old. I really miss Pine Bros Throat Drops. They were glycerin cough drops, soothing and firm and slightly gummy after they softened up. They came in licorice and honey lemon. 

Pine Bros. Menthol Eucalyptus Throat Drops

UPDATE: Pine Bros did come back. You can find them in drug stores in two flavors.

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  1. I miss Pine Bros. too! They were the best part of having a sore throat!! I still think they’d be useful today for a dry throat or a day when allergies are acting up.

    Comment by Bonney on 4/07/10 at 9:06 am #
  2. I miss them too! I sure wish someone would bring them back. Loved the Honey-lemon.

    Comment by JustMoi on 4/07/10 at 9:10 am #
  3. These were probably the genesis of my extreme fondness for all things gummy!  I remember them as being VERY soothing.

    Comment by anne henderson on 4/07/10 at 12:23 pm #
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    Anne - I used to buy mine at Daniel’s Pharmacy on Main Street in Mechanicsburg.

    Comment by Cybele on 4/07/10 at 1:00 pm #
  5. I’m pretty sure they came in black cherry too. Loved them, even when I wasn’t sick.

    Comment by KellyGirl on 4/07/10 at 6:56 pm #
  6. They DID come in cherry, my only cough drop I’d buy until they vanished.  Sure could use them now with my job(always talking).

    Comment by Jon on 6/02/10 at 10:42 am #
  7. in the 50s i would buy pine brothers cough drops..they also came in licorice and mixed flavors

    Comment by sandra snyder on 7/18/10 at 8:20 am #
  8. My current collection of Pine Bros Honey, purchased in the 90’s.

    Comment by sean on 12/05/10 at 9:22 pm #
  9. Oops! my collection can be seen here!

    Comment by sean on 12/05/10 at 9:24 pm #
  10. Pine Bros back???!!! On Price is right, the original honey throat drops were an item to price today, in an 11 oz plastic container, and the said they are available in drugstores. However i dont see them anywhere on the web so am baffled!!

    Comment by aca on 1/11/11 at 10:13 pm #
  11. Pine Brothers are back and in a BIG way.  Expect to see them in your favotite stores soon

    Natural Honey, Wild Cherry, Licorice and Lemon Citrus

    as good as you remember

    Comment by Don on 1/27/11 at 6:39 pm #
  12. Holy smokes!

    This has made my day!  I’ll keep my fingers crossed that this isn’t like “new” Good ‘n’ Fruity…

    Comment by Adam on 1/28/11 at 9:11 am #
  13. @ Don and Adam:

    The bad news is, IVC, the vitamin and supplement company that supposedly owns Pine Brothers trademarks/copyrights/patents
    DENIES ALL KNOWLEDGE about this-I sent an email yesterday, reply c&p’d below:  SO WHO HAS THEM?

    Thank you for contacting International Vitamin Corporation. We appreciate your business and value your feedback.  I am sorry to inform you that International Vitamin Corporation has not distributed the Pine Bros. line in over 5 years. I did hear through other consumers that it is now being offered again, however, I am unable to confirm this for you at this time. If there is anything else we can do please feel free to call us at 800-666-8482 ext. 7183 Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 P.M, Eastern Time



    Comment by Jonathan on 1/28/11 at 9:22 am #
  14. This got my hunting going-here is the only source I found so far, can’t tell who manufactures them, but the honey is available today…

    Comment by Jonathan on 1/28/11 at 9:28 am #
  15. comment section does no tlike me, wont’ post teh link to Honey Pine Bros, it is
    Vermont Country Store-but they are way too pricey

    Comment by Jonathan on 1/28/11 at 9:30 am #
  16. This is the info on the website registry:

    TJR McDowell LLC

    3 s. of 7th on San Carlos
    Reimers Terrace Ste. F
    Carmel, California 93921
    United States

    Comment by Adam on 1/28/11 at 9:32 am #
  17. I LOVED these cough drops, great laxative too.

    Comment by Paul on 1/30/11 at 5:27 pm #
  18. STOP IT. My life has just been made. I was thisclose to buying thousand year old cough drops on ebay. So creepy.

    Comment by Alex on 2/11/11 at 8:18 am #
  19. Still nothing, eh?

    Comment by Adam on 4/27/11 at 9:27 am #
  20. Good news, fellow Pine Bros cough drop lovers! They are back!!! has all the info about their recent reappearance. Available in cherry and honey, but licorice and lemon are about to be launched. I just bought a bunch at my local CVS drugstore, but they are available right from the manufacturer. They even have a facebook page. I called them and they said they are working on getting them into Walmart, too! I’m so happy! They taste just as I remember! Yaaaaaaaay!!!

    Comment by Allie on 11/08/11 at 2:10 pm #
  21. I have seen the ad’s on TV but cannot find them, loved them. are they in CVS’s yet? or any other drugs/ walgreen’s or Rite Aid’s really miss them and glad they are back !! hope I do not have to order on line for them???

    Comment by Nancy on 11/09/11 at 6:23 pm #
  22. hi, cvs carries them now. $3.49 for the packaged one. (they are in a bag)
    as a kid, i would buy boxes and boxes of them and eat them as candy.
    i will tell you this, they don’t taste the same.
    the original ones, had a true cherry taste as with the honey ones.
    these new ones have no flavor. they sure look the same, but the taste isn’t there. the original cherry ones would make your mouth pucker, with a very cherry flavor.
    i bough all 3 flavors. the honey ones, don’t have that distinct honey flavor either.
    the new one’s all have a mild taste to them. their ok, but nowhere taste as the original ones… :(

    Comment by annie on 12/11/11 at 4:37 pm #
  23. I loved the cherry and also the honey ones as a kid and was delighted to learn that CVS sells them. Until I bought a bag and discovered they are not quite the same. The old ones had a silky, soft way of melting in your mouth, with that great cherry taste that another poster described. They are a bit firmer and rougher than the original formula, too.

    Comment by Vivian on 12/13/11 at 1:02 pm #
  24. Hi All, CVS definitely does sell these and they are fabulous. I buy the honey-flavored only because most fruits aggravate my acid reflux issues. After 4 vocal cord surgeries, my speech pathologist insisted I try these. They really do help me. I am a psychotherapist, so I am paid to talk, or not paid at all.

    Comment by Heidi on 10/29/12 at 8:00 pm #
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