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 Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 05:51

When I caught Covid from my grandkids last January, my main symptom was a very dry, sore throat and difficulty in swallowing. I sucked my way through hunners of Jakeman`s cherry menthol lozenges, which provided some blessed relief. A 100g bag cost 59p in most shops but the £ shop in the Kingsgate sold 2 bags for £1. I noticed that the bag has now been redesigned, content reduced to 73g and price has increased to £1. ☹ You can also buy a larger 160g bag for £1.59. They`ve also brought out a compact, retro pack, like the Tunes of yesteryear - prices range from 50p to £1 per pack in different shops. 😨

Speaking of Tunes, what`s happened to them? They were most recently sold without individual wrapping, in a flip top box but have now completely disappeared from the shelves.



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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 09:54

Your posts make me giggle GG

From Wikipedia re Tunes:
“Tunes is a brand of lozenge, manufactured by The Mars Wrigley Company in the United Kingdom. It is marketed as a cough sweet, or anti-congestant lozenge, containing eucalyptus oil and menthol. It is a relative of the now discontinued brand of Spangles, and shares the same packaging and dimensions of that brand. In the United Kingdom, Tunes no longer have the style packaging of Spangles.

There was a memorable television advertising campaign for the product with the slogan "Tunes help you breathe more easily". The commercials featured the actor Peter Cleall, who would perfectly enunciate the word "Tunes" after taking the anti-congestant.”

They were relaunched in 2003 but more as a medical lozenge but it didn’t work.

I think you can still buy them on Amazon.

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 12:07

`Zubes are good for your tubes`!

Are they still available?

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 16:29

Tunes were thinner in the middle so it dissolved faster, creating a hole. A sharp one at that. Cut my tongue a few times.

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 17:19

Re `Tunes`

One of my favourite memorable adverts*

Man to railway ticket clerk. (Sounds like Bruce Forsyth:)`A second class return to Dottingham, please.`



`Where was that sir,?`

`I said, Dotting ham.`

Next day:

`Now - a second class return to Nottingham, please........ Tunes-zah!`

https://youtu.be/XZpLmeTdcBA?t=2


(*as well as `Evewyone`s a fwuit and nut case` and the John Smith`s dog doing somersaults.)



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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 17:27

Tyrozets.
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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 20:15

Victory V

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 20:17

You should try sucking on a Fisherman`s Friend
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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 20:18

Topic Originator: red-star-par like
Date: Thu 3 Nov 20:17

You should try sucking on a Fisherman`s Friend


I`m in enough trouble

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 20:22

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Buspasspar, Thu 3 Nov 20:15

Victory V


My favourites too.

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 21:37

“I’m in enough trouble”

Hee hee, You have surbuspassed yourself

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 22:04

Another vote for victory vs.
Although they do "plug me up" if i have too many of them.
No idea why.

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 22:17

The original Victory Vs sound a riot - made from ETHER and CHLOROFORM!
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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 3 Nov 22:18

And tyrozets have been discontinued due to them containing an antibiotic.
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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 4 Nov 08:36

Strepsils the only safe alternative these days!
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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Fri 4 Nov 18:47

Airwaves chewing gum clears nose and throat I find.Does burn your mouth for a bit.LochgellyAlbert wrote:

> Strepsils the only safe alternative these days!

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: parsfan  
Date:   Fri 4 Nov 23:04

Quote:

LochgellyAlbert, Fri 4 Nov 08:36

Strepsils the only safe alternative these days!


Specifically the purple ones.

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Wed 9 Nov 17:52

I just happened to go into a local store yesterday and was surprised to see that they were still selling the old style 100g bags of Jakeman`s at the old price of 59p, with a best before date of July 2024.. Needless to say, I bought enough to see me through this winter and/or another bout of Covid.

Don`tcha just love a happy ending? ....... 😉



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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Wed 9 Nov 20:52

Reveal your source, or was it an under the counter transaction?🤔🥸💷
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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Thu 10 Nov 07:57

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LochgellyAlbert, Wed 9 Nov 20:52

Reveal your source, or was it an under the counter transaction?🤔🥸💷


All I`m prepared to reveal is that it`s a nation wide organisation with its HQ in Liverpool. 😃



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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 10 Nov 08:27

July 2024 ?? your taking a risk there auld yin :-))

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Thu 10 Nov 11:40

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Buspasspar, Thu 10 Nov 08:27

July 2024 ?? your taking a risk there auld yin :-))


D`you mean A might no live that long and they`ll go to waste? 🤔
I can leave any left over to you in ma will, young fella. 🙂



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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 10 Nov 12:45

LOL GG :-))

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 Re: Throat Sweets
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Thu 10 Nov 14:34

Happy to test oot yer recovery on Saturday GG 😉

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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