I pick up a pack or two of these every time I catch a cold. They are strong and they taste horrible to me, but they help sooth my throat and help clear my sinuses to help me breath when I'm sick. I've tried many other halls and while they are all much weaker in flavor, they are not nearly as effective. They don't need to taste good they just need to work - and these so. Obviously the travel friendly packaging is a giant plus too. Fits perfectly in your pocket and each drop is individually wrapped inside.