You just never know what you’ll discover at the mini-mart checkout. In Idaho you can get home-made jerky and pickled eggs, in Maryland you get Swiss-made pastilles.
One of my favorite flavors is blackcurrant, and that’s what sold me. The antique-style of the tin was also a factor in my purchase since I have a soft spot for old-time graphics. I’m about 2 steps away from being a hoarder….
I failed to see the price of $9.95, so my expectations were high….and they were met.
Grether’s Pastilles are a delicately flavored candy, with a chewy texture, like the old Pine Brother’s cough drops. They say that these are throat drops, but I didn’t notice any soothing qualities, just a sweet taste. The production time takes 3 months for the flavor to ripen, maybe this explains the $9.95. I will buy them again if I can find them for a cheaper price, otherwise, I’ll just keep my pretty tin as a reminder.