To soothe irritated and inflamed throats this winter due to colds, coughs, flu, and other ailments, Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops are back and ready for action! These all-natural throat drops that originally made their debut in the 1870’s are a must in any home medicine cabinet for the inevitable illnesses that occur when everyone is cooped up indoors!

For children ages 3 and up, as well as adults, the drops can be dissolved in the mouth to aid in easing the discomfort associated with sore throats. The drops are available in 4 flavors, including Natural Honey, Wild Cherry, Lemon-Citrus and . “Mom’s” favorite – the Natural Honey, which are perfect for keeping on hand when actual hot tea and honey are not available, such as at work, in the car, or running out for more hot soup!

Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops are available at CVS or online at

The History of Pine Brothers

1870, J. Herman Pine opened a confectionery shop. Afflicted with an interminable sore throat, he swabbed his throat with glycerin several times a day. Frustrated with the temporary solution of swabbing, he decided to create a concoction that would provide longer-lasting soothing effects. He combined the natural qualities of glycerin with the healing properties of gum acacia, and then added natural flavoring and a sweetener to create Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops.

Pine Brothers was born in a confectionary store on 8th Street in Philadelphia in 1870. By 1930, they reached mass-market popularity and were acquired by the LifeSavers company. It was later dropped by the company in the 1970s and then, rudderless and under-appreciated, was completely out of production by 1999. Victoria Knight-McDowell, the school teacher who founded Airborne, fell in love with the story and revived the brand which is going back into wide release by Christmas 2011.

To learn more about Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops or to locate a store near you, visit

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