Newest Review: ... quite a few lozenges per day when I have a sore throat I saw this as quite a significant savings for me. I really liked that these loze... more
Member Name: MEL0611
Date: 27/03/12, updated on 27/03/12 (51 review reads)
Advantages: Taste good, get to work in an effective manner, help sore throats and sinus problems
Disadvantages: None that I have found
We all know how horrid it is when we suffer from a sore throat and the pain that goes with this is just vile! I was always quite lucky and managed to get away with not ever having a sore throat, it always resulted in a runny nose or cough but I escaped the sore throat for many years. Well, nowadays when I get a cold I tend to really suffer with the sore throat and whilst I take a paracetamol I also like to take a soothing throat sweet as well and the ones that I have recently had are the Olbas Lozenges., in particular the cherry flavour.
I paid around £1.79 for a box of the Lozenge's and for this price you will get 24 throat sweets. I don't think that this is too much of a price to pay for the product as this is about the price that I paid for am packet of Lockets and I got far more in the pack of the Olbas Lozenge's compared with these. You can buy the product in many places, newsagents, supermarkets as well as high street stores such as Boots and Wilkinsons.
When you get the product, you will see that they come in a cardboard box and dependant on which flavour you have will depend on the colour of the packaging. On the front is the Olbas logo as well as the name of the product and the flavour. The packaging is quite bright and vibrant and been well thought out. On the reverse of the packaging is further information on these lozenges, there is directions for use as well as a breakdown of ingredients that have been used in these.
The idea behind these lozenges is that they will help clear some of those horrible blocked sinuses and for me this was the main reason that I was trying these sweets. The pain as I am sure many of you are aware is horrid so anything that helps. The product is also there to try and help clear the pain of the sore throat and again this was the other reason that I needed something, I also had that horrid taste that you occasionally get with a sore throat so a refreshing burst of fruit is a welcome thing!
The lozenges themselves are a round shape and have a smooth texture to them, they have a thick density so when you are chewing / sucking on them they don't disintegrate straight away. The flavour lasts for the duration that you are chewing this rather than getting that quick burst at the beginning and then it disappears. They did seem to last quite a long time when I was chewing them.
As for getting rid of some of my symptoms, I was quite impressed. The product seemed to make a difference straight away which was fantastic. I felt my throat feel a little bit more open and the fact the taste was good made my mouth feel a little bit more human again! They were also really good for helping my nasal passage feel that little bit clearer, I wouldn't go as far to say that they unblocked my nose completely but they made it feel a lot better!
In summary, I am happy to recommend these Olbas lozenges, they get to work really quickly and just give you a much needed boost!
5 out of 5 from me
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Summary: A great help to those horrible flu symptoms