“ Dosage Form: Drops / Type: Coughs, Colds & Flu „
Asda blackcurrant flavoured menthol lozenges My husband and I both seem to be having a run of colds and other minor ailments of late including sore throats - it probably has something to do with being first time parents and all the work, stress and late nights that can and do really run you into the ground. When I was doing the weekly shop I opted to try Asda's own soothing lozenges instead of picking up one of the much more expensive brands. The packaging states: "The pleasant tasting blackcurrant flavour combined with menthol and eucalyptus provides a soothing action." And I would have to agree. Unlike some other throat lozenge sweets I have tried (and I have tried quite a few different brands) I was surprised by how much I liked Asda's product. Personally, I think that the individual sweets taste quite yummy and all the flavours of menthol, blackcurrant and eucalyptus combine to make something pleasant that is not overly menthol or too heavy on the blackcurrant. And as well as tasting nice I do also find them to be somewhat soothing, but then I only have a slightly sore throat and nothing too bad. I do find that all the benefits of the sweets are short lived, but they certainly do help ease the tickliness and need to cough. If you want to try the Asda lozenges for yourself you will of course find them in the majority of Asda stores for the very reasonable price of £1.80 for a packet 36 lozenges, which is more than enough to last for a good few days. I would happily recommend the Asda blackcurrant flavoured menthol lozenges and I will certainly be buying them again in the future. Four out of five stars.
Asda make this own brand range of throat sweets and they retail for £1.79 per pack of 36. The packaging for each is a cardboard box containing three blister packs of 12 lozenges each, they come in a number of different flavours including cherry, lemon and honey and blackcurrant. I have tried both the lemon and the cherry ones and currently have the cherry ones in my desk at work. Considering that Strepsils are around double the price of these (and you usually only get 24 in a pack) these are great value - but I do think you get what you pay for and these have a few issues which I have never had with Strepsils. These do very well at soothing the throat while you are suffering from colds and flu - but I find that these ones really do only provide that soothing feeling whilst they are actually in your mouth. The medicinal feeling that Strepsils give and the after effect seem to be missing here. Notably there are no medicinal ingredients in these lozenges, it is all sugar syrup and some vitamin C accompanied by some 'menthol crystals' to provide the slight congestion clearing effect. To my mind though these are just something I take to ease the awful soreness of my throat when I have to get through a day at work, I do not expect them to cure my cold. My only other issue with these lozenges is that if you keep them for any length of time (I am talking a few months here - in between colds!) they go very sticky indeed. I find that left in a bag or drawer they are always nastily gooey by the time I come back to them, again this is something I know does not happen so much with the Strepsils brand. So, great value lozenges which do soothe the immediate soreness of a poorly throat but not a cure all and they do go sticky pretty quickly. Cheap and cheerful versus the leading brand but only really ideal as a cursory soothing product and used quickly.
I had a chance to get to use the asda menthol throat and cold lozenges when they were on offer for £1 a pack last year. I think that they were great value at that price because I got a lot of them in my pack and they helped me out with my cold. The normal price for the asda menthol lozenge packs is about £1.79 but at £1 a pack they were excellent. The pack is not like what is shown here and they come with a few flavours to choose from. The packs are made from card and they hold 36 menthol lozenges in each one. You can get a cherry menthol pack and I thought they were ok but tasted a bit too sweetie like for me and I kept crunching them up too quick. I go the honey and lemon ones and they were the ones I got on with the best. They make a black currant pack with 36 lozenges in as well. The packs are plain with a thick band of colour to go with the flavour and let you know what pack is what flavour. My cherry pack had a cherry colour fading on a white back ground and my honey pack had a orange/ yellow band that faded the same way. The box was easy to use and I could take it out with me if I wanted to. I took the lozenges when I needed them and they worked ok. There was enough menthol to ease my breathing and sort out my blocked hooter. I think they were ok for soothing my sore throat as well and I did manage to use up both packs before my cold and sore throat got any better. I would get them again if they were on a good offer like that one. They tasted ok and they worked fine for me too. I think at the money I got them for they were a great deal. They are easy to take and last a while if you suck them and don't crunch them. They work to clear you nose well and they ease a sore throat at the same time. They do what they say and I think thats good. I would recommend them because you get a lot of them in the packs and even at full price and they do last.
Honey and Lemon 24's