1. Quick thoughts on the new Dual Action Ricola lozenges.

    First off, they’re hella cheap right now because they’re new.

    Secondly, they only come in one flavor, which is kind of lame, considering Ricola’s wonderful assortment of other lozenges. Either way, though, it’s hard to go wrong with cherry when it comes to these things.

    I like that Ricola’s products rely on herbs rather than chemicals. That’s pretty important to me. These drops have a ton of menthol, and holy shit, you can’t miss it. I could barely even tell these were supposed to taste like cherry because it was so strong. When the syrup started gushing into my mouth, I felt like I’d just used Listerine. These are extremely, extremely intense drops heh. I think they put Halls to shame. They’re quite effective, though, in soothing the throat and stopping most coughing. They’re also really good for clearing up any congestion, which is a pretty good bonus, despite the fact that it requires having to suffer through the most ridiculous mouthful of menthol you’ll ever experience.

    They’re going to be excellent to have around, but for minor sore throats, I’ll stick to Luden’s (or other hard candy), and for everything else, regular Ricola lozenges will probably work out fine. I’ll save these for really stuffy noses and particularly bad fits of coughing.