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Fisherman’s Friend has provided trusted and quick relief from cough and cold symptoms for more than 150 years.

As temperatures drop below freezing, there’s one thing that thousands of Canadians reach for to keep sore throats and runny noses at bay: Fisherman’s Friend lozenges.

What makes Fisherman’s Friend a household name is simply that it works. In 1865, a Fleetwood, U.K. pharmacist named James Lofthouse developed a unique mixture of menthol and eucalyptus for fishermen to take on freezing trips into the North Atlantic seas. The liquid provided instant relief from the prolonged exposure to harsh conditions. But it didn’t prove easy to carry this magical liquid in glass bottles through choppy seas. So Lofthouse decided to form the liquid into a hard, lozenge format for easy transportation.

Keeping it in the family

Fast forward a century or so, and the Lofthouse family saw the potential of these miracle lozenges and started selling to shops in local towns. In 1972, Fisherman’s Friend began exporting to Belgium and Norway, and the rest is history.

The Fleetwood factory expanded to 600,000 square feet in 2000, and since then, Fisherman’s Friend has been producing 5 billion lozenges a year which are sold all over the world. The business remains wholly owned and run by the Lofthouse family.

Explore the different flavours of Fisherman’s Friend

Fisherman’s Friend lozenges are chock-full of menthol, which has been proven effective at providing fast relief of coughs, sore throats and nasal congestion. The Original Extra Strong lozenges aren’t for the faint of heart — wrapped inside the iconic white packaging, the menthol and eucalyptus flavour packs a punch.

If you prefer something a bit milder, the lozenges are available in a wide range of flavours to suit everyone’s tastes. Cherry, one of the most popular flavours, promises great taste while still providing effective relief from cough and cold symptoms Plus, it’s sugar-free, as are the Citrus, Mint, Lemon, and Honey-Lemon flavours, all of which are easily identifiable in their striped packaging. The newest addition to Fisherman’s Friend, the soothing Honey-Lemon is a great option for those looking for a sweeter taste, without the sugar. The lozenges are also vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free, and certified kosher.

Canadian ties

If you’re a professional that spends hours of your day talking, Fisherman’s Friend lozenges can provide a soothing remedy for your throat. Just ask Toronto Raptors on air play-by-play announcer Matt Devlin and the Toronto Raptors head coach, Nick Nurse.

For temporary relief of throat irritation. Makes nasal passages feel clearer.

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