Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Chocolate Cough Drops Lacks Medicine
First the chocolate drop does indeed taste like cocoa but not so much like mint though that may be a result of my cold. The cherry-menthol tastes like cherry but it also as a bit of a sting to it as I such on it. Why? The cherry has 7.6mg of menthol, the antitusive agent while the chocolate has only 2.5mg. I do note that I feel like coughing more with the chocolate drop.
However the chocolate drop also has a demulcent agent, pectin, which the cherry does not mention on it's label. This may be why my throat hurts a bit less enough though I don't think controls my cough as well. Of course, when I stop coughing or cough less my throat will also have time to heal and naturally stop hurting on its own.
For the chocolate crops the inactive ingredients list two types of cocoa products first, extract and liquor, while the cherry has corn syrup as its first inactive ingredient. Cherry is merely an artificial flavoring while the chocolate is the real deal. Looking down the list of organic materials I don't see any grasses or trees I'm allergic to which is a huge concern of mine for organic products. If your allergies ever take on my dimensions, you'll worry about that too.
In the end I'm going to stick with the cherry because it helps open up my passages better at this moment. When my cold is better and I can appreciate the taste more and require less menthol, I'll turn to the chocolate cough drops from Organix.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.