“ Brand: Parkinson's / Type: Cough lozenges / Treatment: Coughs, Colds & Flu / Dosage Form: Drops „
I expected these to be good cough lozenges but have been disappointed with them to be honest. I bought a bag (orange and plastic) from the garage when I filled up with petrol They cost me 59p for an 80g bag with about twenty two sweets / lozenges inside. I think it was probably the name that first caught my eye - KILKOF sounded a bit like they were going to totally murder my bad cough and maybe even possibly clear my airways and blocked nose into the bargain - they did neither!
They were very much like the old humbug style sweets in appearance, that I used to buy years ago and they come in a plastic wrapper. Each sweet is individually wrapped and the plastic comes off easily enough. There is a very strong smell of menthol, eucalyptus and aniseed as soon as you open the packet and even before you have taken the wrapper off the sweet so I was expecting them to taste quite strong.
I popped one in my mouth and they were pleasant enought to suck on for ten minutes or so but nothing happened so far as unblocking my nose or even helping me with my ticklish cough - I was till coughing at the end of the sweet as I was at the beginning of it.
I think I would probably buy these again though, because although they are completely rubbish at helping to ease the symptoms of a ticklish cough, I rather did like the tase of them and for his reason I woudl buy them again.
Recommended - but just as a sweet not as a cough remedy.
Like many people who will be reading this I have suffered with a cold and cough this winter. Temperatures dropping to an all time low meant I suffered quite badly for a couple of weeks with all the usual cold symptoms but the thing that annoyed me the most was an irritating, itchy cough, particulary at night and which kept me and my poor flatmate awake.
When I spotted these Kilkof Lozenges for quite a large bag of them only costing 49p I decided they had to be worth a go as I had pretty much exhausted trying out so many other things!
The bag the lozenges comes in is yellow and orange with a white section of colour on the front and on that we are are told of course that they Kilkof Lozenges 'Menthol And Eucalptus Cough Lozenges' and that they were established in 1849. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and a full nutritional chart is given, the best before date is clearly stamped on there and contact details for Bell, Sons & Co are listed (the manufacturer of the product) and the net weight is given which is 80g (in this case). Each lozenge is securely wrapped in a red and white plastic wrapper which is twisted to the ends of it and we are told what they are on each wrapper too. The packaging is informative enough and although not any information is given to how they work or dosage advice given we know what they are meant for by what they are called and I assume I just suck on one whenever I feel the need too!
Each sweet is rather thick, smooth and black and white colour...like a humbug in its appearance really. They arn't huge.... sort of like an oval strepsil and have a highly menthol and minty aroma to them.
Each lozenge contains glycerin, menthol, oil of eucalyptus, aniseed, liquorice and capsium tincture (as well as a few other things of course). The flavour is harsh, sweet though, not too breath taking and you can taste a lot of the ingredients I just mentioned with both a warming and cooling sensation given. Because of being so highly flavoursome I did expect them to clear my airways, unblock my nose slightly etc but they didn't do much in that respect at all and I wasn't able to breath easier. As for soothing a cough, once again I believed they would do that for me but again they pretty much failed in that repect too.
Sure they taste ok and you can really taste the soothing eucalyptus which takes on a slightly bitter form but for me these didn't work a jot.
Worth a go for the price (available in all good supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda) you do get about 20 lozenges in a pack my size but for me although they taste ok they don't do very much for me sadly! Worth a go though for the price if your desperate!
Important Nutritional Information Per 100g:
Of which sugars: 66g
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