Everyone has seen the crazy "RICOLA!" commercials. It is enough to make you not want to try these cough drops. But don't let the commericals fool you into thinking that they aren't a great product. I am not that big a fan of the taste, it is sort of earthy with a hint of menthol, but it works extremely well. I find that they relieve sore throats and provide decently long lasting relief. They don't do as much for nasal congestion as some of the menthol brands do, but I find they provide longer lasting and more satisfying relief. Chest Congestion Relief These do not provide chest congestion, but they were not intended to. Relief of Aches & Pains These are great at providing relief of a dry, scratchy sore throat. Cough Suppression I find that these provide better cough supression than most other cough drops. They won't do much for a large cough attack, but they are good at keeping your throat moist and preventing cough in the first place. They work best at the first sign of a tickle.