I am sick with the flu - yuck! Caught it from my youngest. I saw the commercial for Cepacol fizzlers for kids and decided to buy them because she was complaining of a sore throat. She's over the flu now, but it's my turn and yesterday, I was swallowing razor blades so I decided to give them a try. Guess what? They work pretty good. Of course, they don't provide any long term relief, but if you just want a breather in between downing copious amounts of hot or cold liquids, they are effective. Alright, the grape flavor is not so hot but since they don't sell the old-fashioned Aspergum anymore, these can help get you through those couple of days of swallowing razor blades!