Halls (cough drop)

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A stick of Extra Strong Halls

Halls is the brand name of a popular mentholated cough drop. Halls cough drops (categorized as a cough suppressant/oral anesthetic by the manufacturer) are sold by the Cadbury-Adams Division of Cadbury-Schweppes. Halls were first made in the 1930s, in Britain, by the Halls Brothers company (founded 1893). Halls Brothers was acquired by Warner-Lambert in 1964, and the Halls brand by Cadbury-Schweppes in 1971. Halls is now a worldwide brand.

Halls, which have long been advertised as featuring "vapor action", are made in the following flavors:

  • Canada_dry Ginger Ale
  • Citrus Blend
  • Cherry
  • Honey-Lemon
  • Ice Blue Peppermint
  • Mentho-Lyptus
  • Spearmint
  • Strawberry
  • Tropical Fruit
  • Pina Colada

Green Tea flavor is also available in China.

Here are the list of ingredients (from the Cadbury-Adams website)

  • Cherry

Active Ingredient: Menthol 7 mg Inactive Ingredients: Blue 2, Flavors, Glucose Syrup, Red 40

  • Honey-Lemon

Active Ingredient: Menthol 8 mg Inactive Ingredients: Beta Carotene, Flavors, Glucose Syrup, Honey, Soy Lecithin, Sucrose

  • Ice Blue Peppermint:

Active Ingredient: Menthol 11.2 mg Inactive Ingredients: Blue 1 Flavors, Glucose Syrup, Sucrose

  • Mentho-Lyptus®:

Active Ingredients: Menthol 6.5 mg Inactive Ingredients: Flavors, Glucose Syrup, Sucrose

  • Spearmint:

Active Ingredient: Menthol 5.6 mg Inactive Ingredients: Beta Carotene, Blue 1, Flavors, Glucose Syrup, Soy Lecithin, Sucrose

  • Strawberry:

Active Ingredient: Menthol 3.1 mg Inactive Ingredients: Flavors, Glucose Syrup, Red 40, Sucrose

  • Tropical Fruit:

Active Ingredient: Menthol 3.1 mg Inactive Ingredients: FD&C red no. 40, Flavors, Glucose Syrup, Sucrose, Water

The Halls Defense Line consists of flavors containing Vitamin C.

Halls Fruit Breezers, launched as a great tasting, non-mentholated lozenge comes in: Cool Berry Cool Creamy Orange Cool Creamy Strawberry Tropical Chill Cool Citrus Blend

There is also a Sugar Free line of mentholated cough drops.

Outside North America, Halls is more advertised as a mentholated hard candy, manufactured in hard candy shapes and is not recognized as cough drops.