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Mar 12 2012

Review: Ricola Products

Just when you thought cold & flu season was behind us, schools are closing due to flu outbreaks!  I have to say I was a little shocked when I hear that on the news this week, though I do know of several friends fighting the crud.  As I have said before, being sick is bad enough, but having to search for gluten-free products on top of feeling cruddy is no fun.


Ricola has a whole line of gluten-free throat & cough drops & supplements to help battle the symptoms that come along with the cold & flu.

Ricola Cough & Throat Drops – “Since the invention of the Swiss original herb cough drop using mountain herbs, Ricola has produced fine quality herb drops with great passion and skill. Still to this day, all Ricola herb drops have one thing in common: The Ricola herb mixture – soothing for the mouth and throat.”  There are 6 different varieties of the Cough & Throat Drops: Original, lemon mint, honey lemon, cherry honey & dual action.  The dual action drops not only help to calm the cough, but they are also designed to help sooth the throat.

Ricola with Vitamin C – Just 2 of these drops provide 100% of the daily value of Vitamin C.  Mixed Berry flavor that uses raspberries, black currant & bilberries in combination with a mixture of Swiss alpine herbs and vitamin C.

Ricola Sugar Free – Same benefits as the Cough & Throat Drops, but sugar-free.  These come in 5 different varieties: Lemon mint, mountain herb, menthol, green tea & cherry.

More about Ricola’s products:

Founded in 1930, with company headquarters in Laufen and subsidiary companies throughout Europe, Asia and the USA, Ricola products now include about 30 different herb specialty flavors. All the herbs used in Ricola products are organically cultivated in the Swiss mountains.

Lactose and nut intolerance
All Ricola products are lactose and nut free.
Gluten intolerance
In the United States, there are no established government standards as to what can be considered gluten-free or what is safe for use in celiac patients. Our products contain less than 0.002% (or less than 2ppm) gluten. We urge you to share this information with your doctor or to contact the Celiac Sprue Association of the USA @1-877-CSA-4CSA.

We received several of the Ricola products to sample and liked them all.  I have been using 2 of the Vitamin C drops per day since they arrived & I love the mixed berry flavor!  The cough drops all have a decent taste to them.  I am normally not a fan of cough drops, unless they taste like candy, so I was impressed with these.  I will definitely be keeping these at the top of my list when we need cough drops.

Ricola products can be purchased in mainstream grocery & drug stores across the US and more than 50 countries.  Have you tried Ricola Cough & Throat Drops?  What is your go-to cough drop?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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