Monday, January 02, 2012

Review: Honibe Honey Lozenges

When I get sick, no matter what type of sick it turns out i'll be, my throat is always the first thing affected.  It gets itchy, blocked, congested, and sore.  I was approached by the good people at Honibe about reviewing their Honibe Honey Lozenges, and I was so happy to give them a try.  They sent me two packages of lozenges to try out - their Honey Lozenge with Menthol and Eucalyptus, and their Honey Lozenge with Lemon, Menthol and Eucalyptus.

The timing was perfect, because my mom had just had a bought of laryngitis and was beginning to develop a cough.  She was just as excited as I was to try this product, and she had only amazing things to say.  Her favourite were the honey lozenges with lemon, I personally enjoyed both flavours equally.

What my mom and I both said about these lozenges are that they have a lovely, smooth texture that doesn't get sticky.  They melt down at a nice rate, and if you don't bite them they will last long enough to enjoy them and reap the therapeutic benefits without getting tired of the menthol taste.  The menthol is good and strong - it helps you breathe a little easier when you're congested, but it's not so strong that it's overpowering or yucky to taste.  It's exactly the right menthol flavour that you'd want when using a lozenge if you have a cold or sore throat.  My mom and I both decided that these all-natural lozenges were delicious and did just the trick for our sensitive throats -- we looked up where we could purchase them locally very soon after trying them.

Information from Honibe:
Honibe™ - Honey Lozenges™ are made from 100% pure dried honey from Prince Edward Island. They
are available in: Honey with Menthol and Eucalyptus, and Honey with Lemon, Menthol and Eucalyptus. Honibe™ - Honey Lozenges™ can be purchased in packages of 10 or 20 pieces. Honibe™ - Honey Lozenges™ are conveniently sized for easy transport in pockets, cars, briefcases or purses.

Why Honibe™ Honey Lozenges™ over other cough drops and throat lozenges?

Other cough drops and throat lozenges that are on the market are predominantly boiled sugar candy which is made from refined sugar base. Our lozenges contain over 99% honey and 1% of added natural therapeutic properties. The consumer is getting the same therapeutic benefits from the menthol and eucalyptus plus the natural health benefits of the honey, a natural, unrefined sugar.

Honey Health Facts
  • Honey is rich in anti-oxidants, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory which helps to boost the immune system, fight diseases, and aid the body with cough and sore throat relief (ArborNutrition, 2009). Honey works in preventing and relieving the effects of infectious diseases by coating the throat.
  • Penn State College of Medicine has shown that night-time coughing can be effectively treated through a single dose of honey (Penn State, 2007). This research is particularly useful for parents with children under six years old as the Food and Drug Administration recommends that children in this category not be given over-the-counter drugs.
  • Honey is low in the glycaemic index compared to simple sugars which allows honey to be used to improve metabolic outcomes in diabetics (Arbor Nutrition, 2009).

    I highly recommend that you give these lozenges a try for yourself.  You can order through the Honibe website, or check out a list of locations that carry their products.  They also sell other all-natural honey products that I'm interested in trying out, such as their Honey Drop, which is essentially a tasty, dried honey sugar cube that can be used to sweeten tea or coffee more naturally than refined white sugar.  The company was featured on TV's Dragon's Den and has won awards for this food product.
Thanks, Honibe, for sending me a sample to try!  I thoroughly enjoyed your product!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed one of these this morning! I agree - they are great - I love the honey flavour and the menthol (although I am a true mint girl at heart!)


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