Talk:Halls (cough drop)

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I belive Halls was acquired by Warner-Lambert (now Pfizer) in 1964. It is no longer owned by Cadbury. --FAdmMatt 13:48, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Hmm, I checked their web site -- Halls was aquired by Warner-Lambert in 1964, but then in 1971 something happened: "In 1971, the American Chicle sales force, part of Warner-Lambert, began selling Halls under the Adams family..." and the timeline for 1971 says "Halls joins the Adams family" (emphasis added). So the exact relationship is unclear. But then the timeline for 2002 says "2002 Cadbury Schweppes announces its intention to purchase Adams including Halls", which presunably went through because there is now a Cadbury-Adams division of Cadbury-Schweppes. So although I'm still not sure who makes the product -- it may still be Pfizer -- but it's pretty clear that Halls is a Cadbury brand. Anyway, I changed "...manufactured by Cadury..." to "...sold by Cadbury..." in the article, to be on the safe side. Herostratus 22:32, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Halls is now manufactured by Mondelēz International: although the Cadbury brand of course still exists, Cadbury-Adams doesn't exist in any legal sense anymore. I don't think I should be editing this article, though, because I work for Mondelēz, so I have CoI towards Wikipedia and my employer! --Slashme (talk) 22:19, 17 February 2015 (UTC)


Is Mentho-lyptus a portmanteau? Does that even matter? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) .

  • Yes, I guess it is, and no, I guess it doesn't. Herostratus 03:54, 10 March 2006 (UTC)


I thought it was called Hals because neck is Hals in German. This obviously is not the case, because they're spelled differently, but that is some coincidence. --Aviper2k7 03:24, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

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sloppy edit?[edit]

from me taking three times to get the external link right on top of my limited knowledge of wiki-editing i ask that someone look at this and cleans it up if need be.. TY--Dieselweasel (talk) 03:23, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


This artical states that outside North America Halls is advertised as a Menthol Candy not as a cough drop. I am from the UK and Halls is sold and advertised as a Lozenge and found in the same sales area as other Lozengers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:22, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

I have heard from friends that, at least in the Phillipines, it is marketed as candy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:31, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

The difference is, in USA it's a registered medicine, complete with a drug facts panel. In other countries, it's legally considered a candy. --Slashme (talk) 22:11, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

I live in the UK and it used to say "Halls Mentho Lyptus" on the packet and list Menthol & Eucalyptus as "active ingredients" and gave a max dosage and said not to exceed it, and said "Indications: Relief for blocked nose, head colds, chestiness, and sore throats" and various other medical-sounding things. (I have this from an old packet with a Use By date in 2009.) Now they are just called "Halls". The "Mentho Lyptus" and mention of Menthol & Eucalyptus have gone, and they are referred to as "sweets" (British English for "candy"); but they are still displayed in supermarkets alongside things like indigestion remedies and painkillers. Interestingly the price label on the shelf still calls them "Halls Mentho Lyptus", and at least some UK supermarket websites still call them "Halls Mentho Lyptus". Possibly there has been a change in regulations. I am glad I found out about them before they (I am just guessing here) they stopped being allowed to say what they were good for. As far as I can tell the "active ingredients" are still there. FrankSier (talk) 20:34, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
Halls have just launched a line of sweets (Fresh & Cool, Strawberry Flavour, and Zingy Cirtus) that do not contain methonal/eucalyptus, which may have led to retailer confusion. Nick Cooper (talk) 15:55, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Remove lists of varieties[edit]

It's not really sensible to try and maintain a list of Halls varieties. I work in Halls development, and our portfolio is continually under development. I'm not really allowed to edit the article, due to conflicts of interest, but even with my insider information, it would be a major job to try to keep it up to date. It's not encyclopedic, and it makes for a bad article. I certainly can't remove the sections myself, due to WP:COI. I did update the company name, though - that's pretty straightforward. --Slashme (talk) 22:06, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

I guess that makes sense. --Herostratus (talk) 22:58, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

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