I got the flu a few weeks ago and have a horrible cough that refuses to go away. I can be in the middle of a horrible coughing fit, slip a Halls in my mouth and within a minute I'm done coughing. I like the cherry flavor. It seems to work well. I bought the strawberry and it didn't work as well. I have gone thru 3 sacks of these so far. They are extremely inexpensive and work really well for me.