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.
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.