Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halls Refresh review and GIVEAWAY


As a contributor at Pink Lemonade of Life, I was given the opportunity to review a new product from Halls called Halls Refresh. Halls describes this product as "A new mouth watering hard candy specially formulated to help moisten your mouth." This product is available in three flavors: Juicy Strawberry, Tropical Wave and Refreshing Mint and are available in twenty piece resealable packages and nine count sticks.

Dry mouth is not something that I deal with regularly, so it is hard for me to determine it's effectiveness in this situation, however I did notice an increase of moisture while sucking on one. The feeling did not last beyond the time it was in my mouth, but it was pleasant, and I can see how they would be very nice if you did deal with dry mouth on a constant basis. I plan to carry some in a small pocket next time I go out running (I have been very bad about this lately, and need to kick my rear in gear and hit the trail. I am out of shape again and the holiday sweets are soon to be upon us!) as that is when I do tend to experience dryness.

I was was sent both the Juicy Strawberry and Tropical Wave flavors. While both have a pleasant, slightly medicinal taste (very mild, similar to a medicated cough drop, but much less potent), my preference is for the Tropical Wave. I find the medicinal taste to be a little less noticeable in the Tropical Wave, but mainly this is a personal preference. I wish that I had been able to sample the Refreshing Mint flavor, as this sounds most appealing to me.

I do find these to be a good cough drop or lozenge option while dealing with the cold and flu season. (The product is not designed as a cough drop, it's purpose is as a mouth moisturizer, I just found that these worked well for me in this function)The increased moisture seems to help calm a dry, scratchy throat (as I have been experiencing over the past week) without resorting to using the stronger, medicated drops. (I honestly usually resort to simply buying regular hard candy because I have a hard time with the strong flavor of regular cough drops).

All in all, I have a positive opinion of this product. It is not one that I will purchase often, as it does not fulfill an everyday need in my house, but will buy then on occasion.

Don't want to take my word for it? Read more reviews by contributors at Pink Lemonade of Life.

* HALLS® products may be used by adults and children 5 years and over. For children under 5 years, ask a doctor.


Would you like a chance to sample the all new Halls Refresh hard candies? Halls would like to send three of my readers samples of the product and a T-shirt!

Entry Options:
-Leave a comment on this post with a fun Fall activity (required first entry)
-Become a Fan of Halls on Facebook (leave a comment saying you did with your user name)
-follow my blog (or already following :))
-Head on over to Pink Lemonade of Life and leave a comment on a non-giveaway post. Come back and let me know which one you chose!

That's it this time :) Please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are my winner. If you do not respond within 72 hours of email a new winner will be chosen.

Sorry, US addresses only

Contest closes November 10th at 11:59 PM Mountain Time

I received samples of this product in order to provide this review. No other compensation was provided. I related my honest experience with this product.

45 comments:

ttrummer said...

Walnut gathering and leaf rubbings.

peg42 said...

A fun fall activity for us is picking pumpkins that we grew since the beginning of summer and painting them.

peg42 said...

I'm a follower.
Thanks again. (rickpeggysmith)

PatZ said...

We love to take walks in the woods. The air is so crisp and fresh.

mina said...

Collecting different kinds and colored leaves to add to our scrapbook.

lfhpueblo said...

Roasting pumpkin seeds.

lfhpueblo said...

I became a fan of Halls on facebook. Lauralee Hensley.

lfhpueblo said...

Following via Google friends connect. Good luck to all.

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of all of the Halls products.
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cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

Apple picking and pumpkin carving

cowboyswife said...

Horseback riding, I went for the firt time today and I had a great time.

Anonymous said...

We rake our leaves in a huge pile and jump in them.

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autie said...

football

mogrill said...

We like to play football and play in the leaves. Thanks for the chance.
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mscoffee77 said...

A fun fall activity for our family is to take a walk through the neighborhood and find all the red, orange and yellow leaves.

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Kristie said...

We recently collected leaves then made leaf rubbings on paper with crayons-it was a great activity for my 3 year old!

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Nickolay said...

We love hitting up all of the different Halloween shows around the cities

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llinda29 said...

I would like to try the candy

Melissa said...

My favorite fall activity is apple picking!

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mail4rosey said...

Raking a big pile of leaves (stick free, of course) and jumping into them with the hubby and kids is good Fall fun. So are hay rides!

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diesel51 said...

We plant bulbs in the fall and wait to see the spring flowers.

diesel51 said...

Became a fan on facebook.

fonduetg said...

great contest we love raking an goin g leaf diving

idahomom said...

We like to hike in the woods. I love the sound of crunching leaves.

Jackee Ann said...

My favorite fall activity is going for walks in the park to see all of the trees changing in color.
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Jackee Ann said...

Facebook Halls Fan Jack S.
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Jackee Ann said...

Following your blog
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Anonymous said...

Playing in the leaves!!

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cameron said...

One fun fall activity that releases my inner kid is "leaf fights" It sounds weird but just like snowball fights,also it is amazing...and not nearly as painful as snowballs Its just taking piles of leaves and throwing them on top of friends and laughing and having a good time.

sibabe64 said...

Halloween and pumpkin picking. kids jumping in the leaves

Julie said...

We enjoy going to the apple orchards and getting apples/fresh baked donuts and cider slushees :)

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Julie said...

I follow your blog as jelaws5

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giggling kids said...

Baking cookies.
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missdenise said...

apple picking is probably my favorite fall activity followed by all the county fairs around

FDP 4 Life said...

we like to pick up the pecans and see who can get the most!

FDP 4 Life said...

facebook fan
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FDP 4 Life said...

follower

Wehaf said...

Take your dog on a long walk through the woods!

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Pamela S said...

Just going for a walk and enjoying the colors of fall, swishing your feet through the fallen leaves, and feeling the brisk fall air on your face. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

Follower on GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Gianna said...

Fall harvest fruit and veggies to gather and make into treats.

purango said...

Camping is a fun fall activity. garrettsambo@aol.com

lilyk said...

I like bobbing for apples.

lilyk said...

I become a fan of Halls on Facebook under the name Lily Kwan/likwan.