I ran to our local Target and was on the hunt for a throat lozenge that the kids could use. I noticed Pine Bros. throat lozenges and grabbed all the flavors on the shelf. They are approved for kids 3 and over and I was really excited that our little girl could use these. The soft texture makes me less nervous that either of my kids will chew on the hard lozenge and damage their teeth. These are soft enough that they dissolve in the mouth slowly, however, if you try to bite into them they are pretty tough. These are not cough drops, they do not have any medication in them and the active ingredient is actually glycerin which gives it the soft texture.