For years British confectioners have been making herbal cough sweets such as these. In fact in Elizabethan times, herbal and medicinal lozenges were the only type of sweets produced. So these cough candy twists are as traditional a sweet as you are likely to find in our sweet shop. Once upon a time, as the song says “a spoon full of sugar” was used to make the medicine go down. Very much in that vein of thinking, these sugary delights were used to deliver the strong soothing cough relieving mixture to reluctant patients.
These sweets today are still used by many to relieve a troublesome cough, or are eaten and enjoyed simply for their strong flavours. Either way, we’re sure you’ll enjoy these little red, oval shaped, hard boiled delights.