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Smith Brothers Cough Drops Are Back!

September 17, 2018 by

Smith Brothers Cough Drops

Your favorite childhood cough drops are back!

We all know how comforting it can be to soothe a sore throat with a cough drop. But, did you know the history of everyone’s favorite sick day remedy?

A Humble Beginning

Legend has it that the first cough drop in America came from a small-batch, family-owned candy store in 1847 and continued to comfort sore throats and coughs with a classic, soothing relief, for generations to come. As you probably guessed, the family name was Smith and the store was owned by two brothers hence how Smith Brothers Cough Drops got their name and came into being!

smith brothers honey lemonCreated from a traveling peddler’s formula for cough abatement, Smith Brothers cough drops birthed more than a delicious remedy; they changed how people would care for sore throats and colds for more than a century. Without the candy-making expertise of James Smith and his sons, Sly Hawkins’ secret recipe could have been lost forever.

smith brothers wild cherry

A Commitment to Tradition

In 2016, Lanes Brands—another family business—acquired The Smith Brothers. Today, the company is proud to continue its legacy of quality and historical significance with America’s first cough drop!

Now, the cough drops you know and love are back with three amazing flavors: Warm Apple Pie, Wild Cherry, and Honey Lemon! So whether you grew up on The Smith Brothers or are just discovering this American classic, you won’t want to miss out.

smith brothers warm apple pie

Tell Us Your Story

We know that part of what makes a timeless candy so delicious are the memories you create while enjoying them with friends and family. Share your best memories with us and you’ll be entered to win a free case of Smith Brothers Cough Drops!

You may not look forward to a sick day, but at least you’ll know you can always rely on Smith Brothers.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Barbara Connor September 19, 2018 at 8:00 am

    I’m still looking for the honey licorice cough drops…any chance they’ll reprise this flavor?

  • Reply Susan Crawford November 24, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    All these flavors seem amazing! I can’t wait to try these when I have a sore throat!

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