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Monday, October 5, 2009

Cough drops are DANGEROUS!

I was sick for about a week here recently, and luckily it just stayed a head cold.  It tried working its way down into my chest, but I bombarded the little buggers with every OTC med I had in the house.  Enough, I thought, to kill an elephant, but obviously not since I'm still here.  ;)

Anyway, hubby got me some Honey Halls Mentho-lyptus for my throat, and the next thing I knew, I was on my fourth bag.  They started out as being medicine but soon turned into vapory candy.

Well, obviously when you're sick you're pretty sedentary (though the same can be said for being a full-time student... gotta work on that), and the other day I get on the scale and I was up 2.5 pounds!  WTF??

So I check the Halls bag and get this -- 15 freakin' calories per drop!  And I swear, each day I had ingested over 450 calories in cough drops alone!  HOLY COW!

Okay, so time to step BACK from the cough drops.

Hubby's a real gem, though... He went to Costco yesterday and got me a gargantuan pack of the li'l buggers, but sugar free.  So now they're only 5 calories each.  o_O


  1. Far out.. how scary is that? Often we don't look at just what we are eating calorie wise (and those drops are sneaky buggers!!) It's a lesson to us all. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. You're very welcome. For the calories, I could have enjoyed REAL candy. ;)