1. Pei Pa Koa
Why debaters love it: This was the most popular throat soothing thing when I was debating. We’d have a whole bag of Pei Pa Koa during tournaments, and by the end of the tournament, we’d have finished that whole bag. We love it because it tastes good, and it’s effective without the overly-minty taste.
The downside: We got so sad when we found out that it has formaldehyde.
Why debaters love it: It numbs your throat, so you don’t feel your sore throat stinging. You have to use this when your sore throat is really bad.
The downside: You have to put it at the back of your throat or else it will numb your tongue.
3. Fisherman’s Friend
Why debaters love it: It’s cool and minty.
The downside: It’s too minty.
Why debaters love it: Classic throat soothing remedy
The downside: It’s not for really bad cases of sore throat.
5. Valda Pastilles
Why debaters love it: It’s the only chewy thinger on this list.
The downside: This really isn’t as popular as the others because it is not so strong.
Are you a debater? Which one’s your favorite throat soothing remedy?
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