The WORST, but most important worship tool


are strong menthol lozenges produced in Fleetwood, Lancashire, England.

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.


12 responses to “The WORST, but most important worship tool”

  1. worshipcity Avatar

    HAHA! Dude your awesome! Isn’t that something: the nasty stuff always works better than the good tasting stuff!
    Mine come in a lil tin and every time I open it to get one out (which was like 4 times this Sunday!) I had to convince myself that I was NOT eating dogfood and that my voice was going to be better for it!
    And it was!! Glad things worked out for you man! I’m serious, we were wrapping up the 1st service and I was sitting in the back against our sound booth with my head against the wall praying that my sinuses would relieve themselves and for my voice and I thought: I wonder how Joel’s doing. God could you be with Joel too please 🙂
    I love this blogging community!

  2. Drew Avatar

    that’s funny man. I just got turned on to these a couple weeks ago and they haven’t left my pocket since. When you’re desperate, taste goes out the window!!

  3. epochpodcast Avatar

    i’m a firm believer in these things!

    if you can get past the first one…you’re good…but it’s that first one…

  4. grant... Avatar

    sorry….that last comment was me…

  5. Victor Estrada Avatar

    I wish I knew about these a few weeks ago. I totally could have used them. Thanks for the tip

  6. mudpuppy Avatar

    So want to try these now!

  7. Billy Chia Avatar

    hmmm… I’ve never tried these out. I’m not sure if I want to, but you’ve got me half-way sold man.

  8. Amanda Avatar

    Where can we find these? I wonder if they can be found locally. 🙂 …probably you mentioned places, but I missed it.

  9. klampert Avatar

    This amazing dog food, spicey, nasty, week old taco bell taste can be found at most drug type stores like walgreens and CVS etc etc…
    usually in the medicine section…
    or spicey dog food that will help you sing again section

  10. Chris Avatar

    Good call!

    Do you guys have Buckley’s cough syrup down there? Basically the same idea but it’s in a bottle.

    Their tagline, and I’m not kidding with this, is “It tastes awful and it works!”

  11. Graham Avatar

    my music teacher in highschool used to swear by these too – she said the same thing – they tast the worst, but work the best.

    I have never tried them, but since they have a nautical theme, i might have to tuck some into my arsenal – thanks joel for reviewing the good products like guitar peripherals and nasty cough drops – you’re the real mccoy bro!

  12. mandythompson Avatar

    the secret to dealing with the NASTY taste: just tuck it in one of your cheeks and try to forget that its there.

    that’s the ONLY way i can deal with them.

    and, yes, they are a necessity!

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