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      19.06.2013 16:55
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      A good starter as a cough sweet - but better upgrading to the extra strong ones

      =Halls Mentho-Lyptus Original=

      I usually have a packet off Mento-Lyptus, in the house over the winter period as they are a good starter when your coming down with a cold or sore thraot.

      =Price and Availability=
      These are available from all retailers from Boots, Tesco to your local news agents and are around 55p per packet.

      =Packaged=
      The outer wrapper is a blue wrapper and on this packet it has Halls Mentho-lyptus, original and suagr free on the packet, there are also instructions on how many to be taken, ingredients and contact details for the company.

      =Individual Cough Sweet=
      Each "sweet" is wrapped individually in a small greasy square of paper, this had the Halls logo on it. There is 9 "sweets" in the packet.

      =The Aims=
      The aims are to fight coughs, sooth sore throats and cool nasal passages.


      =Ingredients=

      Sweeteners (Isomalt, Aspartame, Acesulfame-K)
      Flavourings
      Acids (E270, E330)
      Acidity Regulators (E325, E332)
      Contains a source of Phenylalanine .


      =My Thoughts=
      These are ok as a starter, they are not the strongest ones sold within the Halls brand, but they I find after taking a couple of the "sweets" then the menthol element does start to clear my nose and help ease the throat.

      I just find that a packet of 9 does not last one day for me, personally I find them stronger than Lockets, or Tunes, as they are a step up, but they are a step below strepsils.

      =Would I recommend=
      I would say try a packet, and see how you get on, but don't expect miracles and aim to look for the Extra Strong version.

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      11.05.2013 19:27
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      Nice product but maybe should be in the sweet aisle

      Im currently sat writing this review with an annoying and blocked up nose. I think everyone was enjoying the lovely weather and warmth over the Bank Holiday weekend, where I was dreading it and simply not interested at all. Why? Because I all of a sudden came down with something just as soon as the sun came out! So when in my local Asda store stocking up on the usual fruit, milk, bread etc I thought I would buy a packet of these for 55p.



      Why did I go for these?

      I could have gone for something much more medicinal. But I didn't want to rely on proper medication, only if necessary and I didn't feel I was quite at deaths door yet. I also wanted something cheap, and reasonably easy and quite pleasant to taste rather than going through some hardship.



      What is this product supposed to do?

      Fights coughs, soothes sore throats and cools nasal passages. Supposed to start working after 10 seconds.



      How is it packaged?

      Very similar in look to how sweets are packaged. Each packet contains 9 lozenges individually wrapped in paper with the ' Halls ' logo on it. They are then further wrapped in more paper forming a ' stick ', which you need to rip or open up to take each one out and eat.

      The overall colouring of the packet is dark blue with the ' Halls ' logo on the front. The words' Sugar Free ' at the top and ' Original ' at the bottom.

      On the back is the ingredients list, warnings for the product and states its suitable for vegetarians.



      Ingredients

      Sweeteners (Isomalt, Aspartame, Acesulfame-K) , Flavourings , Acids (E270, E330) , Acidity Regulators (E325, E332) , Contains a source of Phenylalanine .



      What do I think?

      Well, I find they are very easy to eat and suck.The taste is of mint but is mild and pleasant. I cant suck on things like this for long as Im a biter and have to eat it up, so don't find they last that long. They leave quite a fresh and minty feel to the mouth, even to a certain degree a cooling sensation, very similar to how it feels after you have brushed your teeth.

      Although I did enjoy eating them I did have an issue with what they are supposed to do. My issue isnt having a sore throat,so cant comment on that, but would have liked the mint element to have been alittle more stronger and hit my nose area after eating. I didnt feel it touched that area at all. For me, these did taste just like normal boiled mints that were sweets, not anything else, so found it alittle disappointing as I didn't buy them for that. From previous reviews a lot of people have been very happy with them but I remain very neutral.

      I appreciate this product isnt going to unblock my nose, never thought it would. But the menthol type vapour didnt reach the back of my throat or close to my nose, it just stayed in the mouth then died down very quickly after eating.

      Because they aren't the strongest things Ive eaten in products of this nature, I do tend to find I can treat them like sweets which isn't good. On the back of the packet is a clear warning that eating too many can cause a laxative effect ( which I know is true as someone I know experienced this with a similar product ).

      Would I buy these again? No but I would go for the extra strong variety next time to see if that gives me a stronger kick to the head area.

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      18.07.2012 21:37
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      I am the first to admit that I am a complete and utter baby when I have a sore throat. I hate it. I can cope with anything else but if my throat goes it is best to just avoid or ignore me until it is better! Whenever I come down with the dreaded sore throat, I always make sure I have a multitude of medicines around me. One of those are these Halls throat lozenges.

      Halls lozenges come in many different flavours - blackcurrent, original, extra strong, menthol and a few more which I cannot remember. Personally I always go for the original flavour as the extra strong really feels like it is tearing my throat out because it is so strong! The original ones come in a blue foil packet which is rectangular in shape. It has the "Halls" logo in big lettering down the middle and the ingredients on the back. The pack is small enough to fit into your pocket or bag and contains around 10 - 15 lozenges with each one being individually wrapped in white Halls paper. You can buy these in any chemist or major supermarket and they cost between 45p-60p a pack which isn't too bad. At the moment they are on offer in Superdrug for 2 for 70p.

      You should not suck/eat more than 2 packs a day - I think two packs is a little too may to have personally and I try to limit myself to less than a pack.

      The lozenges themselves are square and these ones in particular are clear in colour. They are boiled sweets and you should suck them rather than crunch them up when you put them in your mouth. Crunching them will not have the desired effect to help soothe your sore throat. These are not suitable for small children. When you suck on one of these lozenges, the vapours and menthol are released whic are what soothe your throat and ease the pain. Depending on how bad your throat is will determine how much these lozenges soothe it. If your throat is only a little bit sore then it tend to completely get rid of it for a while. But these are not a cure for the pain, they are just for some fast and temporary relief.

      I always find the lozenges work for me and do temporarily get rid of the pain I am feeling in my throat. I also find if my nose is bunged up the vapours clear my nose a little bit and allow me to breathe.

      I highly recommend them. They work well and do what they say they will do. The only down side to them is the indivdual wrapping can be a bit of a pain as it sometimes sticks to the lozenge and you have to sit for ages picking it off or end up eating it!

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      24.01.2012 01:14
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      Good effective cold & cough sweets

      HALLS SUGAR FREE MENTHO-LYPTUS ORIGINAL VAPOUR ACTION SWEETS

      I came across Halls when I was looking for some cough sweets. I went into Costcutter's and looked for my beloved Halls Soothers peach and rasperry flavoured cough sweets but, unfortunately, their was none. All they had was the lockets (extra strong, I don't like these) and the Soothers cherry (to strong for my taste) but, I came across Halls extra strong, original, cherry and ice cool (I like all of these) and decided to buy Halls mentho lyptus original vaour action sweets.

      MY EXPERIENCES

      After I managed to hand over my 75p (it was hard trust me) and prised open the packet. It is easy to open, just pull the little ring around the top and take the top paper off. Then, grab the sweet out of the packet and take that out of the paper and put in your mouth, now, all you need to do is suck the sweet to activate it, the vapour goes through your nose and clears your nostrils then the sweet goes down into your throat and soothes that from any coughs with no antiseptic taste.

      I tried these and they worked within a few minutes rather then ages with any other, OK they may not have a smooth liquid centre like soothers or lockets but they do well.

      SUMMARY

      In my opinion these are worth buying as they work in both ways and taste nice too, well, they maycbe a bit expensive at 75p but on a recent trip to Wilko's they were 40p! So I will be buying these from now on!

      THANKS FOR READING AND TRUST ME YOU WILL BUY ANOTHER PACK! :-)

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      15.03.2011 00:14
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      Much more effective than Soothers or Lockets

      Whenever I get so much as a sniff and a cough in the same day I like to have some of these handy for the immiment sore throat. Unfortunately they are getting harder and harder to locate, often I can only find the extra strong version which although still effective they aren't that pleasant, so if you can find the original Halls featured in the picture - let me know! Please note that these are not the same as Halls Soothers which seem to be a lot more popular, Halls Soothers have goo in the middle of each one and in my opinion are nowhere near as effective as Halls Originals.

      Waking up with a dry, scratchy, painful throat has got to be on the worst feelings there is. No amount of hot drinks, water or Lemsip will do anything about it for me. However sucking on one of these gets rid of the pain instantly, no matter how ill I am or what is causing the sort throad, within about 10 seconds one of these always clears the pain instantly! That's why I love them. Each packet of sweets is fairly small, with maybe about 15 or 20 in a packet. Each one is individually wrapped in it's own branded paper, sometimes the paper gets stuck to the sweet and I end up with a little bit of paper to pull out of my mouth so there is some room for improvement in this respect! They don't have much taste, but your mouth and throat is filled with menthol vapours, a smell similar to Vicks. The actual sweet itself is hard, crunchy and has little or no taste, and I can make one last as long as 10 minutes if I'm careful! The menthol feeling hangs around in your mouth for a short while after finishing, though not as long as, say, mint does.

      The trouble is, and I suppose the reason why they aren't losing their popular, is that the relief only lasts while you have the sweet in your mouth releasing it's vapours. As soon as the sweet is all gone, the pain is back and in full force at that. However, they aren't there to make you better, that's what Cough medicines and remedies are there for. These are simply there to provide relief from the pain until you are better, I think some people expect to take 1 or 2 of these and be completely cured the next day!

      If you don't expect them to do what they are not actually supposed to, you will not be disappointed with them, next time you have sore through, instead of thinking Lockets - think Halls Original!

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      09.03.2011 11:09
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      Halls Mentho-Lyptus

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      Having previously mentioned in a recent review that a visit to the Dentist left me with a sore throat it would appear that whatever bugs or germs I picked up during that routine visit have decided to transform themselves into a head cold. I don't 'do' colds I have to say, I'm the worlds *worst* patient and I have absolutely no tolerance to the ongoing runny nose, hacking cough and the general roughness I fell whenever I get one. Suffice to say I could try the patience of a saint at the moment and in a desperate attempt to try to get on top of the symptoms I am currently experiencing my ever-suffering wife paid a visit to ASDA to stock up on Cold and Flu remedies. Amongst the 'goodies' she returned home with were these, a pack of good old-fashioned Halls Metho-Lyptus...

      Mentho-Lyptus

      As far back as I can remember Halls Mentho Lyptus have been around and as a child I absolutely hated the taste of them preferring Tunes when it came down to alleviating a sore throat or tickly cough. As I've grown older though I've come to appreciate the acquired taste of these and as I consider them to be the best of a bad bunch the pack I received were gratefully accepted. 'Best of a Bad Bunch' may be quite a disingenuous statement to write really but there are so many useless choices available when it comes to cough sweets with the majority being nothing more than artificially flavoured, overpriced marketing gimmicks then it is reassuring to have these to actually turn to when needs dictate. Over the years I have tried other 'cough sweets' and found them to be rubbish so these days I tend to stick to what I know will offer some relief albeit a temporary one.

      Containing the active ingredients of Menthol and Eucalyptus (funnily enough) Halls have formulated a cough sweet that they say provides relief from head colds, chestiness, blocked noses and sore throats. A pack of 10 individually wrapped sweets costs around 50p and each sweet is shaped into a flat square with a circular indentation on the upper and lower surface. Unwrapping one of the sweets reveals a subtle minty fragrance and placing one on your tongue allows the flavour to come through; the Menthol flavouring is probably the most dominant at first but rather than being overly minty like a Polo for example Mentho-Lyptus sweets have a kick to them in the form of Eucalyptus oil.

      I find these sweets to be very effective at helping to unblock a stuffy nose and the cooling mint flavour does dampen down the scratchiness of a sore throat. I don't find that they are particularly effective at stopping me from coughing though but I do realise that I shouldn't expect miracles. On a night time when I am trying to get some sleep I find that allowing one to dissolve on my tongue does release vapours into the back of my throat and nasal cavities and therefore provides some relief from the bunged up, snotty feeling which always feels worse when you are laying down and compared to other cough sweets that are available I do find that these are the most effective for me personally. I should mention here that there is a potential choking hazard if you are feeling sleepy and have a sweet dissolving in you mouth so obviously do make sure that you have actually swallowed the sweet before going to sleep!

      Unlike Halls Soothers which I reviewed a short while ago there are Health warnings on packs of Mentho Lyptus and it is advised that adults should not eat more than 3 packs of the sweets in a 24 hour period. Children over 6 shouldn't eat more than 2 packs and those under 6 1 pack. As they contain a source of phenylalanine and Isomalt excessive consumption can result in the sweets having a laxative effect which potentially could be quite messy so caution is recommended.

      Personally I couldn't eat sweet after sweet of these anyway as I find them to be quite strong and have a very distinct flavour but find that allowing one to dissolve on my tongue over a short period of time does provide a temporary reprieve from my cold symptoms. Combining Halls Mentho-Lyptus with a copious amount of tissues and regular doses of Cold and Flu Capsules allows me to feel almost human again and this allows my wife to get some well deserved peace and quiet.

      I do recommend these for anyone suffering with a mild dose of cold, I find them to be effective for blocked noses and sore throats and they do provide some temporary relief. Mine are the original version of the sweet but nowadays there are other flavours to chose from if you want a different taste with Blackcurrant and Cherry choices also being available. Supermarkets and high street Chemists stock them and at around 50p they are certainly cheap enough to buy to take alongside other remedies. All things considered 4 stars as a rating seems fair to me, thanks for reading my review.

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        23.02.2011 23:18
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        Worth trying if you have a cold / sore throat.

        I have had a sore throat and mild cold over the past few days but it really isn't bad enough for me to take time off of work or even to take regular Ibuprofen like I normally would. Its just that type of cold which hangs around in the background and lets you know its there but doesn't really make any move to get better or worse. One thing I have found that just takes the edge off a little are Halls Mentho-Lyptus Throat Lozenges Original which I saw by chance when at the checkout till in Asda. One tube cost 45p - and as each tube contains nine lozenges, that equates to just 5p per lozenge - which seems a very reasonable price to pay for something that makes me feel a little better.

        Each lozenge is individually wrapped, which is fortunate as the sweets themselves are quite sticky - especially if you make the mistake of keeping them in the pocket of your jeans like I did! The lozenges are hard but the outer edges seem slightly softer than the parts underneath. Because they are hard, it is obvious that they are meant to be sucked in order to work - although I have to admit that I have a hard time sucking them to the end because I end up crunching them simply because I really like the taste of them.

        When you put the lozenge into your mouth, its obvious that the taste is very menthol, but its not so strong as to be unpleasant. Infact, the taste of the menthol lozenge is very pleasant and something I enjoyed. As you suck the lozenge, more of the menthol flavour is released and the vapours hit my throat and even up into the back of my nose. The result is that my throat is soothed and the bunged up feeling in my nose is also relieved. If, at worst, my symptoms were a 10, then simply taking one of these sweets relieved the symptoms to a 5 - which is obviously a 50% improvement in the way I felt. So, it didn't get rid of the symptoms of my cold completely, but it did really take the edge off and help me to continue to function. I would say that this improvement in feeling started to wear off after an hour or so - and then I take another one and it helps again.

        The only side effect that I found after taking these lozenges was that they definitely had a laxative effect. I assume it is because the mentholyptus ingredient is a laxative. It wasn't that I had any stomach cramps or anything like that - or even that I had to run to the toilet - but more that when I did go to the toilet (sorry for this!) but my poo was runny. Unfortunately, there were no directions as to how many of the lozenges I should take in a 24 hour period and so this could have been just because I was taking too many.

        Overall, I really recommend these lozenges for anyone with a minor cold and / or sore throat. They do help!

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          01.02.2011 16:09

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          I really think the Trades Description folks should take a look at Halls Mentholyptus. The pack I bought recently informed me that they were owned by Cadbury, which actually means Kraft. They are made in Colombia and the printed list of ingredients makes no mention whatsoever of either Menthol or Eucalyptus.It would appear that they're just pleasant boiled sweets!

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          16.11.2010 15:38
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          A way of helping your body overcome a cold

          My dad always stated when I was growing up that taking menthol sweets helped him ensure that he never got a cold come winter time. He would suck one or two Halls mentholyptus sweets every day and was convinced that this approach helped him from those coughs and colds which plagued everyone else. He is still with us thankfully and very hale and hearty depite being in his sixties, and to be truthful I can never remember him having a serious cold or a spell of flu.

          That saying, I for one do not go with his view that you should have one or two cough sweets every day to help your body fight off the common cold. I do however agree that taking these sweets when your feeling a bit under the weather helps you overcome the cold and perhaps makes the cold less intense than you would have suffered.

          The general feeling of blocked noses and tight chests are a fact of life when suffering from a cold, however, they aren't caused by the virus but the bodies response to the virus so when we have a blocked nose it is the bodies defence against the virus in terms of constricting the blood vessels and raising the temperature of the body to kill the virus. This closing of the nose is a sure sign of an upcoming nasty cold, so anything which when used opens the synax's and making the body breathe in more air per breathe will help the body fight the infection. Perhaps that's why he used to take his daily medicine, because these sweets open the nasal cavity help the body breathe easier and generally help the body take in air.

          These sweets come in the original pack as a opaque square shaped lozenge with mentholyptus and are slightly sweet to overcome the bitterness of the menthol. The sweets are designed to be sucked slowly and therefore give the body as much time as possible to incorporate the menthol into the body. They open the airways and generally make the person eating them feel a little better because they improve airflow through the throat and lungs.

          Halls lozenges are available at around 60p a pack and usually contain about 10 lozenges, they are individually wrapped in thin paper and last a long time if not used all the time like my dad does.

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            15.11.2010 16:20
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            ** Halls Mentho-Lyptus Throat Lozenges Original **

            There are so many products out there to help you when you have the cold. I sometimes never know which one to buy and which one is the best. When we saw this one on sale we thought we give it a try because how wrong can it be? We bought the Halls Mentho-Lyptus Throat Lozenges Original which you can buy normally for 65p.

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            These lozenges are for clearing up the congestion in your throat or helping with a sore throat. They contain menthol which most of these products do. The strong smell of menthol should help clearing up your throat but they also provide relief with a blocked nose, head colds and chestiness. You get 10 of them in a package.

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            Using them is very easy and they dissolve when you put them in your mouth. So it's nothing like paracetamol. They aren't too big, they are square of shape and they are white. When you put them in your mouth, you will notice a strong menthol smell. It's really refreshing and you van feel the menthol going through your throat and nose. It really feels like everything is clearing up, so it's a good feeling.

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            I was quite pleased with the feeling they gave me. First of all they are cheap but also they aren't too strong or with any paracetamol. They are just sweets with menthol which have a great effect. I could really feel my throat getting better and it felt less blocked. I was also surprised by how long the effect lasted since I think it lasted even a few hours. Normally a product only has an effect of an hour or even less. Since they are so easy to take, cheap and have a great effect I have to give it 5 stars!

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            14.11.2010 20:48
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            Good for less severe colds.

            I just hate colds. I get at least one every winter. Firstly you have to suffer with that horrible feeling inside when the cold is coming on. This is before you get the outwardly symptoms and therefore it is difficult to get any sympathy from anyone! Then when you finally start feeling better you get the horrid outwardly symptoms that make you look and feel quite disgusting. One of the horrible parts of a cold is feeling congested and blocked up. These lozenges are designed to help with this very part of the cold.

            Halls is a well known make and has quite a bit of respect in the lozenges world. It is a brand, along side Tunes, that people trust and therefore will turn to when they are suffering. Halls lozenges come in a variety of flavours, but the most commonly found, and the one I am reviewing today, is the original flavour. A pack of this size will set you about around 50-60 pence and can be bought from a wide variety of shops. This includes convenience stores, supermarkets, and health orientated shops like Boots.

            The pack is made of paper, with a foily feel to the inside. The individual tablets themselves are wrapped in waxy paper. The tablets are square, with rounded edges and a round dip in the middle. They are white with a clear touch to them. They are hard, like hard boiled sweets.

            The tablets are metho-eucalyptus flavoured, which can be quite unpleasant for some people as I know quite a few people who do not like the flavour. The flavour is there, not added to make it pleasant, but to do a job, and that job is to unblock your nasal passages. The idea is to suck the sweet until it becomes nothing. The whole while you are sucking you are releasing the scent and vapours and they do feel like some movement is occuring, but not a lot at all, especially compared to things like sudafed. Although these are quite a pleasant way to take your medication, unless you hate the taste!

            These are good for the early onset of a cold, but once things get really congested you need to move onto something much harder. I even find a steam inhaler more effective.

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              Is it a cough sweet or not?

              Halls is a part of the Cadburys family and as such has found new and exciting ways to sell its products with everything from cherry to honey flavoured sweets, they started out saying these were lozenges, which should in theory mean they aid recovery from illness, marketing and product information means this isn't quite as true now and they aren't labelled in the same way.

              Available in any good chemist or supermarket these are not effective in many ways in relieving pain, they are nice enough as a sugary boiled sweet with a bit of an interesting menthol kick, but really do little to help when you've got a sore throat or bunged up nose. I wouldn't compare these to Fishermans Friends or Lockets i'd simply say they are a fairly average boiled sweet that remind me of foxes glacier mints in both looks and sugary texture.

              Looks:

              These sweets come in ten's each sweet is individually wrapped as they are quite sticky and would get stuck together if not, the blue packaging is slightly bland with the white Halls logo and a picture of the clear unappealing lozenge. Overall you wouldn't buy these because they look great, but then I'm not sure who does buy cough sweets under that parameter.

              Price:

              Prices vary depending on shops, the best prices are 48p for 10 in boots and 49p for 10 in Asda, prices are higher on Amazon and generally in local shops where you would be looking to pay closer to 80p. These sweets are available in all good chemists as well as newsagents and supermarkets.

              My View:

              I have to be honest, I think these don't work for me. They are sticky and have an initial menthol flavour but after that as you eat them (Suck them don't bite them as they are a hard boiled sweet that could break your teeth), the flavour simply becomes a sweetness which does nothing for sore throats. It doesn't work as a soothing sweet or as a cough sweet for me, I understand that in some countries the advertising has changed to simply describe these as sweets rather than lozenges, I think this is fair enough as my experience with the sweets has always been, they are a nice find in my pocket when I have forgotten I had them, but when I need them to help with sore throats or coughs they've never delivered.

              Overall they are a good price but not in the least bit effective as a pain relief or aid to feeling well.

              Ingredients: Menthol, Flavorings, Glucose Syrup, Sucrose

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                12.11.2010 13:20
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                Although it is mostly the Black Halls Sweets that I buy, I buy these as well as they work in a different way than the black packet. Unfortunately they aren't available as much in the shops that I go to as other sweets are, but they can still be picked up in my local Asda.

                These come in a 52g pack and cost around 50p. I find this type of sweets can often be more effective than the ones with the Liquids in them. I have never counted how many sweets you get in the pack but will hazard a guess that it is probably about 12.

                The sweets are square in shape and are hard boiled sweets. The idea is that you just sucj away at the sweets which will soothe your throat and hopefully help with your nose. I find that although this does both, I find these are more effective in helping with Nose issues.

                You can smell and taste the Menthol in these. It isn't overpowering and it's actually quite nice if I say so. By constantly sucking away at these then you will be getting the Medicine down your Throat, and the Menthol gets to work on clearing your nose. After a few of these I always find that my nose seems clearer and I can breathe that bit better.

                A really good product which isn't that expensive and does exactly what it is meant to do.

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                Decent menthol action but I prefer their Soothers

                Wow! Hall's products, which I believe are owned by Cadbury, have a decent range of lozenges which are designed to help soothe your throat and clear those blocked passages, products which are no doubt in quite high demand at this time of year as colds and coughs and sore throats are in abundance as the chilly weather hits us.

                Within the range, I normally go for the Soothers, which are designed to soothe your sore throat. However, when I last went to get some, they only had their regular style of lozenge, which come in various different flavours. The original one is menthol based, and is designed to blast its way through any blocked air passages with its mentholyptus powers.

                And blast through it certainly did! Each sweet, of which there are 10 in a pack, is designed to be sucked, thus releasing the power within slowly into your mouth and then through your blocked nose and sinuses. At first, the hard shell releases only a small amount of the minty taste it has, and it's quite pleasant. It does feel like it's working straight away, even if only slightly. However, after a minute or two, the strength increases and before you know it the mentholyptus is blasting its way through any kind of blockages, and you really feel like you've got some zingy mintiness going on in your mouth.

                This is very effective, of course, and clears things up very quickly. The zing, however, is a bit overpowering and almost too much to handle. If you bite into the lozenge, it has a similar effect, but without the gradual buildup. However, this also means it's over so much quicker, and the effect is shortlived. The problem comes a little later, when you realise that just one lozenge isn't nearly enough to get rid of whatever is blocking the passages. I didn't expect magic just from one lozenge, though, and after having a few of these, I had started to see some permanent improvement in how I felt.

                One thing I didn't get though was a particular soothing effect. My throat still felt a bit sore, and although I know these aren't their Soothers, I did expect some kind of a soothing effect. If anything though, the minty zing was a bit grating and aggressive on my throat, and it felt a bit affected in a bad way. These lozenges certainly blast away the cobwebs, but didn't help soothe. They contain an antiseptic element, and so do some healing while they're blasting the cobwebs out of your passages, but beware the sugar content. These things are heavily laden with sugar. There are sugar free options involving sweeteners, which I haven't chosen, so at least there are options.

                I do recommend these if you have a bunged up nose and feel your sinuses are just completely overloaded, as they easily blast through any blockages. They are a bit overpowering in a way, and don't really help soothe a sore throat, but taste nice and clear things quickly. A packet of 10 lozenges should cost you anywhere between 50p and 60p. Recommended, but not perfect.

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                Halls do a lot of menthol throat sweets including soothers, halls etc. The mentho lyptus originals are a good one to pick that works for me most every time I have taken them. I think they are one of the better throat sweets I have tried.

                They come in a paper wrapped pack with 10 throat sweets and cost from 50p to 60p a pack. I think thats about right for them. All the halls mentho lyptus throat sweets are the same kind of money to buy.

                The pack says halls have some kind of menthol vapour action. I think this is what clears my nose when I have a cold and makes my throat less blocked and sore. I trust these as they work well.


                Each pack of halls original is 35g and has 6.5mg of menthol, other flavours, glucose, sucrose and water. The sugar free packs have sweeteners in them.

                The throat sweets have a strong taste which is from the menthol. I also think there is eucalyptus in them. It clears my congestion well and I like the quickness it does that with.

                There is some kind of antiseptic in halls and that helps kill bacteria when you get a sore throat. I think this is good for a small throat sweet to be able to do that for me. Its another reason to buy them for.


                The halls original throat sweets are not sugar free but you can get a sugar free pack if you want to. They taste like the sugared ones to me but with less calories. They are a good option.

                I like the menthol taste of these and they help to sort me out when I am feeling unwell. I can put them in my pocket and they won't spill out as they are all wrapped up well.

                I would recommend halls as they are cheap, useful and easy to take. I haven't had a problem with them and I have used them whenever I needed them as you can do that with no worries.

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