Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Pine Bros have been around for 140 years but to be honest I had never heard or seen any of their products before. When i was looking into the products ‘Softish’ had me very curious. I kinda expected it to be like a Gusher with nasty medicine flavor in the center, I’m not really sure why but thats just what i thought they would be. Well when i received the throat drops from Pine Bros. I was pleasantly surprised


I was given 3 flavors Cherry, Natural Honey, and Licorice. I’m not a fan of black licorice so those are being reserved for my momma who adores black licorice.

I really like that they come in containers so that I can just throw it in my purse, otherwise when I’m not feeling well my purse is filled with throat drops just loose in my purse 😦


I tried the cherry and honey and I like both flavors. They taste similar to the Halls Cherry and Honey flavors but I think they are better flavored because they aren’t nearly as medicinal-ly. But the best thing about these are the texture…..the closest thing i can relate these to would be a Swedish fish texture. They aren’t soft but more rubbery, which I know doesnt sound great but they are! I have to say that I really do prefer these to the other Brands of throat drops. If you haven’t tried these you should! Make a care package and include some of these for loved ones they will definitely appreciate it!!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Orange Creamsicle Cupcakcakes

I found this amazing recipe and thought id share it with you guys 


1 package white cake mix
1 (4 serving size) package cheesecake instant pudding mix
1 (3 oz.) package orange flavored Jello
1 1/4 cups orange juice
4 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-4 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
orange food coloring


For the cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake tins with paper liners. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until well mixed. Pour batter into liners, filling each 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the frosting: In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, orange extract and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth and creamy. Add the cream in small increments, until the frosting in the consistency you want. To get swirled frosting, tint half of the frosting orange in a separate bowl. With your pipig bag tiled on its side, fill one side of the bag with the orange frosting, then tilt the bag the other way and fill the other side with the white frosting. It doesn’t have to be perfect – it should still swirl once you start piping.