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#1 Jess

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 06:47 AM

ok so apparently in the late 1800s-mid 1900s (ish) there was this cough candy that was not a cough drop, lozenge, boiled candy, aniseseed, eucalyptus, mentholated, nor involved cloves. 

 

It looks like this.

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I'm trying to help someone recreate this and I've become emotionally involved. (also I'm sick and could potentially benefit lmao)

 

The closest I can find is on forums for those fake cigarettes where you make your own liquids and every once in a while someone will be like hey this remind me of my grandpa's cough candy lol

 

Any info would be helpful, other than the fact that a vintage UK candy store sells it. Original manufacturer, ingredients, etc.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:58 AM

One of the key ingredients is carbon, lots and lots of carbon.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:21 AM

What kind of flavor do they have? Is there any specific name other than cough candy? We have loads of things here that look alot like it but have wildly different tastes



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:28 AM

What kind of flavor do they have? Is there any specific name other than cough candy? We have loads of things here that look alot like it but have wildly different tastes

"herbal" lmao Let me see if I can get more specific than what I got listed in OP.

 

No, even the ones we found on ebay uk are cough candy. Here's the link for that. He's insistent that's the only name for them.

 

The "cough candy" I'm familiar with is a boiled style hard candy though, like Christmas candy.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:54 AM

"herbal" lmao Let me see if I can get more specific than what I got listed in OP.

 

No, even the ones we found on ebay uk are cough candy. Here's the link for that. He's insistent that's the only name for them.

 

The "cough candy" I'm familiar with is a boiled style hard candy though, like Christmas candy.

Ahh, so they're soft candies? Hmm. Cosmetically they remind me of honey cough candies, but those are definitely hard and not herbal-y. Maybe they're similar to these? https://www.bulkherb...ps-and-candies/

 

I'll get back to you because now I'm determined to find out lol


@Jess research report:

 

I've found they're also nicknamed winter candy though that didn't yield any results. Other than herbal I CANNOT find what kind of herbs.

 

HOWEVER, from texture and looks, these candied gingers look awfully similar:

 

 

Maybe they're candied ginger with added herbs? Maybe eucalyptus?



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:36 AM

Ahh, so they're soft candies? Hmm. Cosmetically they remind me of honey cough candies, but those are definitely hard and not herbal-y. Maybe they're similar to these? https://www.bulkherb...ps-and-candies/

 

I'll get back to you because now I'm determined to find out lol


@Jess research report:

 

I've found they're also nicknamed winter candy though that didn't yield any results. Other than herbal I CANNOT find what kind of herbs.

 

HOWEVER, from texture and looks, these candied gingers look awfully similar:

 

 

Maybe they're candied ginger with added herbs? Maybe eucalyptus?

They look soft, but that might be just because they're powdered. I'm waiting to hear back right now.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:13 PM

ok so apparently in the late 1800s-mid 1900s (ish) there was this cough candy that was not a cough drop, lozenge, boiled candy, aniseseed, eucalyptus, mentholated, nor involved cloves. 

 

It looks like this.

$_35.JPG

 

I'm trying to help someone recreate this and I've become emotionally involved. (also I'm sick and could potentially benefit lmao)

 

The closest I can find is on forums for those fake cigarettes where you make your own liquids and every once in a while someone will be like hey this remind me of my grandpa's cough candy lol

 

Any info would be helpful, other than the fact that a vintage UK candy store sells it. Original manufacturer, ingredients, etc.

 

Thanks!

 

http://www.retrotuck...products_id=442



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:42 PM

I've found this amazon link:
https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/B005ZE5C4A
It's not the exact product you mentioned, but it seems to look fairly similar. The taste the reviews described it as is Clove-like and the texture is soft/fudgey. The company, Westhead, seems to produce tons of these, with their product being available on quite a few websites.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:47 AM

"aniseseed"

 

maybe dude's tastebud's are just broken



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:56 AM

"aniseseed"

 

maybe dude's tastebud's are just broken

 

Aniseed has a licorice flavor, which would make sense in this context. 



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:34 AM

Aniseed has a licorice flavor, which would make sense in this context. 

Yeah, he's saying one of the things it's not is aniseed though. I think he's looking for horehound. 



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 02:03 PM

Yeah, he's saying one of the things it's not is aniseed though. I think he's looking for horehound. 

 

Like this?

 

https://preppersedge...ound-candy.html



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 07:52 PM

No, it would be spiced with horehound,   Always horehound for a cough.


https://www.richters...20081026-1.html


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  •  Upon the noon of the day after a full moon,  take the 3rd and 4th leaves of horehound plants (she meant those near the top of the plant)  Sept in a mix of water and vinegar for the day a good handful, crush as they sept.  Pour the liquid off, mix with a cup of dark sorgum, a cup of browned (sic) sugar,  one t  of butter or 1/2 t of larde.  Cook slow until it flows from a spoon in a fine thread.  Work on a cold stone.

 


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