Horehound Drops- Old-Time Candy & Medicine
Horehound is a unique flavor, a bit bitter and somewhat similar to licorice or anise that needs to be tasted to be understood. Increasingly hard to find, horehound is highly sought after. Approximately 30 drops per bag.
A Bit of History
Among the many medicines of old were the boiled sugars, containing horehound, lemon and other ingredients we now mainly consider flavorings. In the mid-1800s with the rise of the tasty and inexpensive candies, medicines found a new life as drops.
The horehound arrived in the U.S. with the British in the 1600s. The plant has hoary leaves–hence the name. Long considered good for stomach complaints and sore throat, the horehound has been valued as a sweet for centuries.