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Monday, 20 May 2019

Grether's Blackcurrant Pastilles for Throat and Voice Review

Since the beginning of the year I have suffered with multiple coughs and colds. In fact, I've got a cold now. I've had it for nearly two weeks now and it doesn't show any signs of shifting just yet. A while back I was kindly asked if I wanted to give Grether's Pastilles a try. I of course said yes as the opportunity arised at the right time(I had a cold back then too).
Grether's Blackcurrant Pastilles
Grether's Pastilles are based on an original english recipe that was produced way back in 1850. They are handmade in Switzerland and they contain selected raw materials that are combined in a complex manufacturing process. They include essences of sun- ripened berries and blossoms, glycerine and high quality agar-agar which are claimed to have a particularly soothing effect on sore throats, strained voice, hoarseness and a dry mouth.

 There are four flavours of the Grether's Pastilles to choose from- Blackcurrant(which I have), Redcurrant, Elderflower and Blueberry. There is the usual range and a sugar free range which is lovely to see.

 They come in cute little reusable, vintage tins and you can get them in different sizes too(60g, 110g, 440g). They also come inside a pouch too so you can stock up on them whenever you wish. With the tins, you can pop one in your bag, on your desk or even in your bedside table which is easily accesible. I always make sure I have one in my bedside table so I can grab one whenever my throat is feeling a little dry.
Grether's Blackcurrant Pastilles
 When I first tried these pastilles they slightly resembled wine gums but they were slightly harder in form. You don't bite into them though. You gently suck on them as you would with any other lozenge. As you suck them, you can feel that protective layer of glycerin and agar agar soothing the throat. It's pretty much effective straightaway which is what I love. 

The fruity blackcurrant taste is actually delicious too. If I'm honest, I wouldn't have picked that flavour myself as I don't generally like Blackcurrant but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. It had an incredibly intense taste too which is down to the ageing process. They age every single pastille for 15 weeks to develop the taste and the soothing effect before packaging them up in their delightful tins.

They are very affordable too. The smallest 60g tin is £3.99 while the huge 440g tin is £19.99. That would keep you stocked up for a while, that's for sure. The pouches are £4.23 for 100g. You can buy them here from AllCures.com.

Overall I really enjoyed these. I will definitely be stocking up on my Blackcurrant Pastilles, but I really want to try the other flavours too. They instantly soothed my throat, injected some much needed moisture back and helped my voice when it was sounding a bit croaky.

Have you tried Grether's Pastilles?



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