Last time I had a cold, I was looking for a good throat drop to help soothe my throat, which was sore from coughing. I can't tolerate anything kid of cough or throat drop with menthol in it. I just cannot stomach them. Love them smell, but hate the taste. I normally get my trusty ludens, but I saw the BestSweet Inc, Bee M.D. Organic Throat Drops and thought they would be worth the try. They weren't much more expensive than all the other name brand throat drops, and in my opinion worth the could extra cents to avoid a bunch of chemical fillers. I bought the natural honey flavor. When I got home, I noticed it said it had menthol. My first thought was well these are going in the trash. But I opened one and it didn't smell like a halls. I reluctantly put one in my mouth, and to my surprise, it didn't taste like menthol! Just a sweet honey flavor. And it worked so well! I actually went back and bought several more bags to have on hand. It was a really sad day when these were discontinued.