I always take these cough drops when I have a bad cough. It does relieve your cough temporarily, but I do have to take several of them to get great relief. The taste isn't bad at all, and they have quite a few different flavors to choose from, which some of them taste really good. These cough drops do also help relieve a sore throat. They also now make the bags resealable, so when you get what you need out, you can seal them back up. I have had a few cough drops that have sat out, and the paper sticks to them, so this helps with that issue. I a, very satisfied with this product, and I would highly recommend it to anyone that needs relief from coughing. Congestion Relief Not really a product for congestion relief. Chest Congestion Relief Not a product for chest congestion. Relief of Aches & Pains It is not for relieving aches and pains, but it will help relieve a sore throat from coughing. Cough Suppression One of the best things to help relieve a cough and a sore throat you may get from coughing.