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Simpkins Olde Miners Original Lozenges 35g Bag

Simpkins Olde Miners Original Lozenges are penetratingly strong. Highly recommended for clearing the nose and throat. With menthol and natural flavour and colour

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Simpkins Olde Miners Original Lozenges 35g Bag 


Penetratingly Strong!!


Olde Miners Original Lozenges in 35g Bags.

First Formulated in 1923 and highly recommended for clearing the nose and throat. 



Simpkins Olde Miners Lozenges Ingredients:
Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Menthol, Natural Flavouring, Natural Colour E160a


Nutritional Information per 100g:

Energy 1710kJ 403kcal; Fat 0g; Carbohydrate 98g, of which Sugars 98g, Polyols 0g, Starch 0g; Fibre 0g; Protein 0g; Salt 0g




The product itself was formulated in 1923 incorporating the natural extract of beechwood, renowned for not only its strong unique flavour but also for its soothing properties for the nose and throat.


Up to 1991 it was marketed as a Simpkins Bronchial Catarrh Lozenge and because of its medical benefits was prescribed by ear, nose and throat specialists throughout the UK and in particular by the Harley Street medical division in London.


The popularity of the product grew over the century with many people being totally dependant on it for its soothing properties, particularly by the D'Oly Cart Operatic Group and other international singers.  However, after extensive research it became apparent that a major number of consumers were not buying it for its medical properties but rather for its unique taste.


To capture a wider share of the market it was decided to repack the product in a more acceptable form and so appeal to a much wider section of the market.


The name Olde Miners was chosen because it came to light that in centuries past extract of beechwood was consumed by the tin miners in Cornwall, UK whilst working underground in dusty conditions.  When the climate was cold it was considered a warming ingredient, but strangely enough it was discovered that it was being used by heavy steel ingot casting workers for its cooling effect when working in heat created by the coal furnaces. This however was felt to be psychological as there is no evidence of beechwood being cooling, but nevertheless many people claimed that it had that effect.


Because of its consumption in such extreme conditions associated with mining and coal the name was felt appropriate.


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