Halls, the name has been around for a long time, producing cough drops since the 1930’s. The Halls Brothers Company originated in Britain in 1893, originally producing soaps and jams. After being acquired by other companies a few times, it is currently part of the Cadbury-Schweppes company. Classified as a cough suppressant/oral anesthetic, Halls mentholated cough drops have proven to be an effective aid in fighting off the affects of minor sore throats and cough due to colds.
This is well and good for the majority of people, but what happens for people who for a number of reasons need to avoid excessive sugar intake. What is a diabetic to do to alleviate the discomfort of a nagging cough caused by an irritated throat without sending their blood sugar through the roof?
Halls has the answer, Halls Sugar Free Cough Drops. Making use of aspartame, the same ingredient found in products such as Splenda and other sugar substitutes, Halls has retained their good flavor without loosing any effectiveness.
Halls has even provided exchange information for those on close dietary restrictions. Their information is based on Exchange Lists for Meal Planning provided by the American Diabetic Association.
As stated on the Halls package, if your cough persists more than 2 days and is accompanied by or followed by a fever or any other unexpected side affect, a Doctor should be consulted. As with all candy or products that have a sugar substitute, excess consumption may have the same result as taking a laxative.
Speaking from personal experience, Halls Sugar Free Cough Drops provide almost instant relief and continue to sooth an irritated throat well after the lozenge has dissolved and disappeared. The flavors are enjoyable, the new Honey-Berry being the product sampled, yet the effectiveness of the mentho-lyptus comes through and even helps relieve sinus stuffiness.
Having used other menthol cough drops in the past, they can be harsh and cause stomach discomfort. Such was not the case with Halls Sugar Free Cough Drops. There was no discomfort of any kind, just plain simple relief from a sore throat.
This being the middle of the cold and flu season, a good precautionary measure would be to have a supply of Halls Cough Drops in your medicine cabinet. Being able to stop a sore throat before it gets the opportunity to ruin your whole week is worth a little fore thought. If your diabetic, to be able to do it safely, without risking your health by allowing your blood sugar to get out of control, is priceless.
Good work Halls, you’ve got a quality product in your new flavors of Halls Sugar Free Cough drops. To learn more about the Halls family of products be sure to go to their web site at www.gethalls.com/index.asp