Back home, given the choice, I would have reached for a bag of Halls and moved on my way. At college while battling my first cold on my own, these were my only option and I was not particularly optimistic about the change. I was so overwhelmingly pleased with these I don't ever plan on going back!!! The sweet blend of honey and lemon made my taste buds, and my throat, very happy. What I love most about these is that they also cool and clear your nasal passages!!!! This was the fastest I have ever knocked out a cold and I must say I think these played a big part in that.