Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Fisherman's Friends - the latest miracle cures

I am losing track of the 'miracle cures' for swine flu but so far they have included black elderberry, onions, green tea and Welsh Whisky. But the latest one is likely to take your breath away: Fisherman's Friends. Rumours have started that the throat lozenge beloved by grandparents worldwide is a cure for swine flu and in Scotland at least packets are now flying off the shelves. The manufacturers suspect it is because they contain aniseed which is also apparently a key ingredient of Tamiflu. Personally, it would take more than the threat of a potentially fatal disease to get me eating Fisherman's Friends. Besides if you're having onions, Welsh whisky and Fisherman's Friends what on earth is your breath going to smell like?

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