Fisherman’s Friend were originally developed by a young pharmacist called James Lofthouse in 1865 to relieve various respiratory problems suffered by fishermen working in the extreme conditions of the Icelandic deep-sea fishing grounds. Originally developed as an extremely strong liquid remedy containing menthol and eucalyptus oil, Lofthouse made this liquid into small lozenges which were easier to transport and to administer. According to the manufacturer, the fishermen soon began to refer to the lozenges as their “friends”, hence the name. The lozenges exist in their current form relatively unchanged since their creation. The lozenges still come in their famous paper packets, although these are now foil-lined.
Fisherman’s Friend are now available in over a hundred countries, in a variety of flavours, some of which are only available in certain countries
These things are nasty. They look like dust covered medicine and taste like…cardboard soaked in menthol and spices. Absolutely gross.
So why are they the most important thing in my tool bag. It’s simple. These little NASTY SUCKAS’ have saved my 4 times this year and especially this past sunday. Now you say…why not try halls? Because those taste good but dont work…and try anything else..nope.
These things must scare your throat into not hurting because it doesn’t want to taste them again…
I am writing these guys this week…I need to be sponsored by them and so does conner at worship city.
I think we have given them more press over the year than anybody.
Go get some…these are one of the NASTY gifts from God.