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Monday, December 21, 2009

Halls Refresh Review and Giveaway!


This time of year it seems like everything is dry. I have dry skin, dry lips, dry hair and dry mouth. I can lotion and condition the first three, but what's the best way to moisten your mouth?

Halls has came out with---no not a cough drop and not really candy either---it's an actual "mouth moistening" product, Halls Refresh.

* Advanced Moisture Action™ formula
* Sugar Free and may be incorporated into the diet of diabetics and others who are monitoring their sugar intake
* 0 grams of sugar per drop

They come in three mouth watering flavors: Refreshing Mint, Juicy Strawberry and Tropical Wave.



I had the pleasure of reviewing the Juicy Strawberry and Tropical Wave. These do what they claim, because my mouth was refreshed and definitely moistened. I just wasn't really crazy with the flavors. The strawberry was probably my favorite out of the two, but I think I was expecting more of a candy flavor because these weren't supposed to be cough drops, but I still felt like they had a medicinal taste. I let my husband try them both and he said that he wouldn't choose them for candy, but more of when he would have a sore throat or throat "itch", and I have to agree. I wouldn't want them for a snack, but they are definitely better tasting than regular cough drops for when you aren't really coughing but have a little "tickle" in your throat. I would like to try the mint flavor to see if I like the taste any better in those. Thankfully I don't suffer from chronic dry mouth, but if someone did, I can see how these would be a help, especially without all the sugar of a candy. I'd love to hear if you guys have tried these and what you thought!

In the meantime Halls is offering some awesome giveaway gifts! One grand prize winner will receive a robe and slippers with the Halls Refresh logo, and 5 runner up winners will receive a Halls Refresh T-Shirt!

The Rules:

1. Entry #1 must be done FIRST for all other entries to count.

2. Your email address must be with each comment or available on your Blogger profile (and your profile set to public view) for your comment to count.

3. This contest is open to US addresses only and no PO Boxes will be accepted.

4. This contest ends on 12/27/2009, midnight EST.

5. The winners will be contacted by email and will have 2 days to contact me back with their mailing addresses or new winners will be chosen.

To enter:

1. Visit Halls Refresh and let me know (in a comment) something not mentioned in the review.

2. Become a fan of Halls on Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know you've done so.

3. Subscribe to this blog by email, and leave me a comment letting me know the email address you subscribed with. (You must confirm the subscription for it to count.)

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link back and leave me the link to your blog post in a comment.

5. Follow me on Twitter (right sidebar), and leave me a comment with your Twitter name.

6. Tweet this contest and leave me a comment with the URL to your tweet, this may be done daily. (You can use the Retweet button above this post to make it easier.)

7. Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right sidebar) and leave me a comment letting me know you did.

8. Promote this giveaway in any way and leave me a comment letting me know how you did.

9. Place my blog button (right Sidebar) on your webpage or website and leave me a comment with the URL so I can check.

In accordance with FTC rules:
I received some of the Halls Refresh drops free to review. All opinions are my own and will always be my own, regardless of any free items or compensation I may receive.


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185 comments:

Laura said...

I learned that they have just 30 calories per serving (5 pieces).

Laura said...

I am a Halls FB fan (Laura Hulke Wales).

Laura said...

I subscribe by email.

Laura said...

I follow on Twitter @couponlover16.

Laura said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/couponlover16/status/6916202841

Laura said...

I follow on GFC.

Genny said...

Established in 1893. That's a long time!

Genny said...

Following on twitter- genny315

Genny said...

Tweet!


http://twitter.com/genny315/status/6918293238

Genny said...

Halls FB fan (Genny Heavenly)

Genny said...

E-mail subscriber

Genny said...

Following via Google Friend Connect

mar said...

The Total Fat in the Halls Refresh is 0!

LWons@HotMail.com

Anonymous said...

The website sayd there are 30 caories per serving.

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe via email.

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Anonymous said...

I follow you as wiscmom24 on twitter.

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Anonymous said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/wiscmom24/status/6927438219

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peg42 said...

Hall Refresh has only 30 calories per serving, which is 5 pieces and 0 grams of fat. Thanks so much.

peg42 said...

I'm a subscriber

peg42 said...

I'm a follower.
Thanks so much.

Terri said...

There are only 30 calories per drop and no fat

Terri said...

Twitter follower - @Ziggywag

Terri said...

Email Subscriber

Terri said...

Google Friend Connect follower

Sarah said...

I learned that every time you enter the HALLS® Every Drop Makes a DifferenceTM Sweepstakes, a $1.00 donation will be made to The Conservation Fund.

Sunnyvale said...

30 calories a serving

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

6 calories each

Katherine M said...

I learned there are 30 calories per serving and 4 servings per bag.

miskit (at) gmail (dot) com

Cynthia said...

A serving size is 5 pieces.

Carolyn G said...

They have only 6 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrates per drop

Carolyn G said...

facebook fan: carolyn gonzalez

Carolyn G said...

subscriber

Carolyn G said...

follower

Carolyn G said...

follower on twitter: carogonza

Ken said...

It's available in 9-piece sticks and 20-count resealable bag. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Ingrid said...

I learned that this is a new mouthwatering hard candy formulated to moisten your mouth. They come in a resueable bag and each one has 0 grams of sugar per drop.

Ingrid said...

I signed up to follow you on Google.

Ingrid said...

I am a Facebook fan of Halls.

Ingrid said...

I signed up to follow you on Twitter @ingridjen

Laura said...

12/22 tweet:
http://twitter.com/couponlover16/status/6942681675

Joannie said...

In addition to no sugar in these drops, there's also no sodium or fat!
hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

Joannie said...

I'm an email subscriber.
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Style Wins said...

I learned they only have 5 calories per serving!
courteneycourteney@yahoo.com

Style Wins said...

I'm a fan of Halls on Facebook!
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Style Wins said...

I subscribed by email!
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Style Wins said...

I follow you on google friend connect!
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Style Wins said...

I promoted this giveaway by emailing all my friends about it!
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julis55 said...

I learned that they have just 30 calories per serving (5 pieces).

Anonymous said...

Halls drops have 30 calories. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anne L.
aurora777@att.net

jsc123 said...

Halls Refresh is available in 9pc. packs and 20pc. resealable bags.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am a fan of halls via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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jsc123 said...

I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com.

jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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Anonymous said...

I learned that there is only 30 cal/serving, which is awesome. I think the tropical wave sounds pretty good.
jilly82899@yahoo.com

Tes283 said...

Per Wikipedia: "acesulfame potassium has not been studied adequately and may be carcinogenic, although these claims have been dismissed by the US FDA[5] and by equivalent authorities in the European Union.[6]

Some potential problems associated with acesulfame have appeared in animal studies, since testing on humans remains limited. Acesulfame K has been shown to stimulate dose-dependent insulin secretion in rats, which might aggravate reactive hypoglycemia ("low blood sugar attacks")"

This is the reason I dislike artificial sweeteners.

Tes283 said...

fan of Halls on Facebook

Tes283 said...

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cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

Established in 1893.

Deborah said...

I visited Hall's Refresh and I learned that one serving equals 5 pieces, and there are only 30 calories in one serving (but 15 carbs). asthenight at gmail dot com

Laura said...

12/23 tweet:
http://twitter.com/couponlover16/status/6975533966

yyeres said...

I learned that menthol is a topical anesthetic for relief of sore throats and also a cough suppressant. yyeres(at)gmail(Dot)com

Tracey said...

Serving per bag 4.
traymona[at]aol.com

gsm57 said...

Supplement Facts: Serving Size 5 pieces (15g)

Serving per bag 4

Amount per Serving
%Daily Value*

Calories
30


Total Fat
0g
0%

Sodium
0 mg
0%

Total Carbohydrate
15 g
5%

Sugars
0 g


Sugar Alcohols
15 g


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Anonymous said...

They come in a resueable bag

gjsrjs@sbcglobal.net

Reeva said...

these are fat free - yippee!

Reeva said...

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bison61 said...

I read that there is Only 6 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrates per drop

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Dree said...

They also have Hall's Sugar Free Breezers.

Dree said...

Hall's facebook fan BlogSwag Dree

Laura said...

12/24 tweet:
http://twitter.com/couponlover16/status/6999497723

Pat Connors said...

0g of Sodium

risanjax@Metrocast.net

Barbarawr said...

I learned that there are 15 grams of sugar alcohol in these. I've never heard of sugar alcohol before.

Barbarawr said...

I learned that they have isomalt in them- I' ve been looking for that for diabetic recipes!

Barbarawr said...

I'm a facebook fan of Halls - barbarawr

Barbarawr said...

I follow you on twitter - bsw529

Barbarawr said...

I tweeted: http://tinyurl.com/ye4owyu

Tes283 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/TES283/status/7014513674

hale2005 said...

Three flavors are Juicy Strawberry, Refreshing Mint, and
Tropical Wave.

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

Daniel M said...

only 30 calories a serving, cool - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

yellowlabs said...

I learned that they only have 6 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrates per drop.

yellowlabs said...

I became a fan of Halls on Facebook.

yellowlabs said...

I follow you on Twitter. (eveningstarr1)

yellowlabs said...

I follow via google friends connect.

mogrill said...

They have 30 calories per serving which is awesome. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Tes283 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/TES283/status/7059915579

erma said...

I had learned that they have 30 calories per serving.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

amyd said...

it was established in 1893 !

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

djgroz said...

Halls Refresh
Supplement Facts: Serving Size 5 pieces (15g)

Serving per bag 4


Amount per Serving


%Daily Value*

Calories


30




Total Fat


0g


0%

Sodium


0 mg


0%

Total Carbohydrate


15 g


5%

Sugars


0 g




Sugar Alcohols


15 g

FIBERONE said...

You can signup on the Halls site for coupons and news.

Jennifer I. said...

there are 6 calories in each drop. I've tried the tropical wave and it is a yummy flavor.

amy said...

didnt know they were fat free.thanks
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

camper223 said...

Boy I wish I had one right now as my throat has a sore scratchy itch feeling, maybe if i get theses I can prevent a sore throat even if their meant to refresh

Available in 9-piece sticks and 20-count resealable bag

Thank you so much for giving me a chance to be a winner

camper223[at]live[dot]com

camper223 said...

I'm a email subscriber
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Email Subscription Request
Your request has been accepted!
Email Subscription Confirmed

Thank you so very very much
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camper223 said...

I'm a twitter follower
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Thank you so very very much
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camper223 said...

I Follow on Google Friend Connect
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Christy said...

Halls was established in 1893. I didn't know they've been around that long.

I'm a subscriber.

safety_chick@hotmail.com

kat said...

I visited their web sites and learned of other flavors available.And one that is sugar free!!

kat_emerick@yahoo.com

sharonjo said...

As a dieter, I learned that 5 pieces have just 30 calories and 0 fat grams which is all the Halls I need for a day and 30 calories and great taste that is doable! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

see above said...

A serving size is 5 pieces... so they actually expect 1 piece not to work adequately. Oh well... only 30 calories in a full serving anyway. Thanks.

Kimberly L said...

HALLS Breezers™ are great tasting, non-mentholated throat drops that provide soothing relief from everyday minor throat irritation.

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z. Smith said...

Wellness is about feeling 100% and doing the little things to help you and your family feel better and live better. Take advantage of the Wellness Center to help you feel your best.

z. Smith said...

I am a Halls FB fan.

z. Smith said...

I follow you on twitter (zwriter).

z. Smith said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/zwriter/status/7071336248

Deb said...

15 g of carbs per 5 pieces?? that sounds like a lot...

Deb said...

I'm a fan of Halls on facebook

Deb said...

I subscribe to your email
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Deb said...

I follow on twitter
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Deb said...

tweet
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Deb said...

I follow with google friend connect

Deb said...

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Deb said...

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cstironkat said...

I learned that Halls started out selling caramels and other candies but things changed in the 1930's. That is when they discovered their formula for cough drops.

Faither said...

All the drops seem to have isomalt as the primary ingredient.

ktgonyea said...

A serving size is 5 pieces.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Heather said...

There are only 30 calories per drop

Alicia said...

it has 15g Sugar Alcohols.. so i know from experience too many will mess up your digestive system.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

nightowl said...

I learned that they are available in 9-piece sticks and 20-count resealable bag.

nightowl said...

Became a fan of Halls on Facebook.

nightowl said...

Subscribe to this blog by email.
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nightowl said...

Follow you on Twitter.
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nightowl said...

Follow you on Google Friend Connect.

blueviolet said...

There are only 6 calories per drop.
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blueviolet said...

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blueviolet said...

I follow you on twitter (blueviolet)

blueviolet said...

Email subscriber
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blueviolet said...

Follower!

Drew said...

They contain Beta Carotene.

Anonymous said...

I learned that five pieces are only 30 calories!
Diane Baum
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Maja said...

30 calolories per serving

Maja said...

subscriber

Maja said...

follower

Becky said...

They were established in 1893.

pat jasmin said...

five pieces are only 30 calories, that is great

giggling kids said...

I have used the tropical kind once! These are great for sore throats, and with on 30 calories per 5 they taste great! I would love to try one of the other two kinds!
heatherstamper09@aol.com

Anonymous said...

30 calories per serving!

I never even thought about this!

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Diana D said...

They are only 30 calories a drop. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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ShesAnAngel said...

I learned that they are available in 9-piece sticks and 20-count resealable bags.


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ShesAnAngel said...

I became a fan of Halls on facebook

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ShesAnAngel said...

I subscribed via email

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ShesAnAngel said...

I'm following you via twitter

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ShesAnAngel said...

I tweeted

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ShesAnAngel said...

I'm following you via google

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Anonymous said...

Halls didn't start out selling cough drops in the olden times,
but one thing that they DID sell
was British chocolate limes!


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packerfantimmy said...

I learned that the total fat is 0grams.
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Susan said...

All 3 types of the Hall's Refreshers contain Beta carotene

Susan said...

Hall's fan on Facebook

Susan said...

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packerfantimmy said...

Halls facebook fan-tim hughes
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Susan said...

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom follower via Google

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kathy pease said...

Germs can live for hours, and in some cases weeks, on common surfaces. Use a disinfectant regularly to wipe and clean doorknobs, phones, remote controls, toys, computer keyboards, and any other items that are shared at home or at the office.

kathy pease said...

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kathy pease said...

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kathy pease said...

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js22 said...

Serving Size is 5 pieces.

Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

I'm a fan of Halls on facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
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js22 said...

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missrantsypants said...

They also have a sugar free halls!


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Nancy S. said...

Halls started out making soaps and jams.
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Nancy S. said...

I follow you on twitter - ncschools.

Nancy S. said...

I tweeted.
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rlgrady said...

I learned that they have 30 calories in 5 pieces. Not bad!

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grammypennyann said...

A serving size is just 5 pieces!!

purango said...

They have 30 calories per serving. garrettsambo@aol.com

Atreau said...

A serving size of 5 pieces has zero grams of sugar.

barblong said...

Halls Refresh have only 6 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrates per drop.

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Charity said...

I found out that it comes in Gum form also!! Now that is neat:) Please enter me. Thanks!!

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Charity said...

Also became an email subscriber:)

Charity said...

Also became a blog follower!!

lilyk said...

I learned that there are only 6 calories per drop.

lilyk said...

I became a fan of Halls on Facebook.

lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

Gianna said...

Every time you enter the HALLS Every Drop Makes a Difference Sweepstakes, a $1.00 donation will be made to The Conservation Fund. :)