Soothing Winter Sweets: A Hug for the Taste Buds

Posted by Helen on 13th Oct 2023

Winter is here, bringing colder temperatures and chances of colds and coughs. If you're looking for a way to soothe a cough while staying warm and comfortable, try a warming cough sweet! When it comes to sweets and lozenges there are plenty of delicious and comforting options to help you snuggle up this winter. In this blog post, we'll explore the best warming cough soothers to get you through the cold season.

Why Winter is Harsh on Our Throats?

Winter is harsh on our throats for a few reasons. The cold, dry air can cause our throat to become dry and irritated, leading to a scratchy or sore throat. Additionally, we tend to spend more time indoors during winter, which means we are exposed to more indoor pollutants that can irritate our throats. Finally, viruses and bacteria thrive in colder temperatures, increasing our chances of catching a cold or flu, which often comes with a cough.

Types of Cough Sweets for Warming Relief

When it comes to warming relief for your cough, there are plenty of options to choose from. Some popular choices include ginger and Lemon, which provide a soothing combination of sweetness and citrus. For those who prefer a little spice, ginger flavours can offer a comforting and warming sensation. If you're feeling adventurous, there are also soothing sweets available with unique ingredients like menthol for an extra boost of relief. With so many options available, you're sure to find the perfect cough sweet to keep you cozy this winter.

ginger.jpgGinger Lovers Unite: The Spicy Solution

For those who crave a little heat and spice, ginger sweets are the perfect solution for soothing a cough. The natural spiciness of ginger provides a warming sensation that can help alleviate throat irritation and promote comfort. Ginger is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce swelling in the throat. So, if you're a fan of all things spicy, join the ginger lovers club and discover the power of this fiery remedy for your cough.

Gray's Herbal Tablets

Maxon's Winter Candy

Chocolate Coated Ginger

Barnips Liquorice and Menthol Cough Lozenges

Pollards Army & Navy Sweets

Lemon & Menthol Flavours: A Classic Combination

Lemon sweets have been a go-to remedy for soothing coughs for years, and for good reason. The combination of the sweetness from the honey and the citrus kick from the lemon provides a comforting and refreshing sensation. The honey helps to coat the throat, providing relief from irritation, while the lemon adds a burst of vitamin C to boost the immune system. Next time you're battling a cough, reach for these classic cough sweets for a timeless remedy that never disappoints.

Sherbet Lemons

Lemon Dobsons Lollies

Unique Ingredients for Warming Relief

When it comes to warming relief for your cough, why not try something a little different? Unique ingredients like eucalyptus or menthol can provide an extra boost of soothing sensation. These ingredients have natural cooling properties that can help ease throat irritation and provide a refreshing relief. So give these ingredients a try for a warming and comforting experience.

Jakemans Throat & Chest 

How to Choose the Right Cough Sweets for Your Needs

When choosing the right cough sweets for your needs, consider your preferences and specific symptoms. If you prefer a sweet and citrusy taste, honey and lemon drops are a great choice. For those who enjoy a little spice, ginger varieties can provide a warming sensation. If you want to try something unique, cough sweets with eucalyptus or menthol can offer a refreshing relief. Remember to also check the ingredients and consider any allergies or sensitivities you may have. Find the perfect cough sweets that will keep you cozy and soothe your cough this winter.

Precautions and Side Effects to Consider

When using cough sweets for warming relief, it's important to consider a few precautions and potential side effects. Some cough sweets may contain ingredients that could interact with medications or trigger allergies. Additionally, excessive consumption of certain ingredients like ginger or menthol can cause stomach discomfort or irritate the throat. It's always a good idea to read the labels carefully, follow recommended dosages, and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns or underlying health conditions. 

DIY Recipes for Homemade Warming Cough Sweets

If you're feeling adventurous or want a more personalized touch, why not try making your own homemade warming cough sweets? There are plenty of recipes available online that use natural ingredients like honey, ginger, and lemon to create soothing and comforting cough remedies. Experiment with different combinations and flavours to find your perfect homemade remedy. Just be sure to follow the recipes carefully and take any necessary precautions. Enjoy the process of creating your own warming cough sweets and snuggle up with a cozy and delicious treat.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our blog, please take a look at our Winter Warmers category to see which sweets we currently have in stock:


From all of us here at Molly's, stay well, warm & cosy this Winter x