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Swine flu

There are more and more people who reach out to Fisherman’s Friend lozenges at the first signs of a cold or flu. Amazingly it is now being alleged that one of the main ingredients is also found in Tami flu … and so they are flying off the shelves all over the world as people are now sucking these tasty lozenges as an extra precaution to hopefully remain free of Swine flu symptoms.

For those who live in Great Britain they may have seen the headlines as the owners of Fisherman’s Friend – Doreen and Tony Lofthouse were savagely beaten and attacked at their home. Details on the BBC News site.

For those who like a little bit of sporting fun then perhaps you may like to visit - Fisherman’s Friend sports events here.

Well … I have my packet of Fisherman’s Friend … just in case!!!

11 comments:

Lady Banana said...

I tasted one once and it was so disgusting I had to spit it out! lol

Kloggers/Polly said...

Lady B - you are not of the old school then? For as a child we would go to the sweet shop and buy Victory V - now that was a hot taste. We would almost have competitions to find out how many of us could eat three Victory V without stopping. Never in my life have I had such a red tongue since!!! I still love the flavour of Victory V. I have no idea why as it tastes somewhat like Kaolin and Morphine which is prescribed for sickness and diarrhoea. Fisherman's Friend is also on the hot side but it is marvellous for a sore throat and in many people it does seem to get rid of the very worst of cold and flu symptoms. For some reason so does the product called Lo Salt (potassium based) - many of the tissue salts for colds and flu appear to be based on something like this. I usually keep No 5 New Era Tissue Salts in my bag and they are positively miraculous when it comes to dispelling a cough.

Elise said...

They are revolting to eat but interesting to see the effect they can have....

Brad said...

I've not been familiar with Fisherman's Friend, but the next time I feel the need I'll plan to give them a try.

As far as the taste goes, it's probably a case of "No pain, no gain." :)

Ratty said...

I don't think they sell these where I live. After reading some of the other people here saying they taste bad I want to find out for myself. Maybe I might be different and decide I like them.

Jan from BetterSpines said...

Hey Lynne what is the alleged active ingredient? Absolutely busting to know! They are so strong they would kill a horse at 100 paces. Please, more information.

Ann said...

I don't think I've ever heard of Fisherman's friend.

Kloggers/Polly said...

Hi Jan - I believe the mystery ingredient that has the ability to attack the flu virus allegedly is STAR ANISE - the aniseed flavour.

My husband has always sworn by Fisherman's Friend and they have prevented many a heavy cold, sore throat and flu ailment. He does however suck one at the first sniffle!

Although they are hot - supposedly created for deep sea fishermen when they go fishing in Icelantic waters (helping to keep the body a little warmer), they have a long and reputable history.

Lady B, Elise, Brad, Ratty and Ann - personally I don't think that they taste bad. They are hot -but then so is a curry and many more dishes. The fact that they are a lozenge means that at least you can carry them in a pocket or handbag.

THE REALLY GOOD THING ABOUT THEM IS THAT THEY ARE COMPLETELY NATURAL WITHOUT ANY ADDITIVES OR PRESERVATIVES. That should at least appeal to most of us!!!!

heidi said...

I am going to have to give these a try~! Thanks for the heads up!

BK said...

Fisherman's Friend was one of my favourite sweets, yes you heard me right. We eat it as a sweet. It was quite refreshing. Interesting to note that people are taking it as a precaution.

Billigflüge said...

@Kloggers/Polly: Are you sure, it's only the one with Anis that are good? I hope not, that's a sort I so don't like.
I've tried different sorts of Fisherman's Friend and some are good, some are not. I don't eat them very often, but now that I know they can help, I will buy them for the winter. ;) I only hope they have the same recipe everywhere in the world.