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It never, ever fails — as soon as back to school hits, so do the sniffles. My daughter can go the whole summer without even a single cough, and then by the second week of the new school year, cold symptoms start to appear out of nowhere. And that's also when the struggle with cold medicine begins.
With only so many school sick days, and 8-12 colds per year (the average for school aged kids), lasting from 6 days to 2 weeks, cough and cold medicine is inevitable. But I get it, the taste of these over-the-counter medicines can be downright dreadful. There's one brand we've used in the past that makes me cringe even looking at the bottle — imagine how hard it is for a sick child to get down!?
Dr. Cocoa is hoping to change that with its new line of chocolate-flavored cough & cold medicine. Did you read that!? CHOCOLATE-FLAVORED COUGH & COLD MEDICINE FOR KIDS!
Dr. Cocoa™ for Children is the first-ever cough and cold medicine for children with patented formulas combining trusted, effective ingredients with 10% real cocoa for great chocolate taste to make giving medicine to kids easier.
Personally, I think Dr. Cocoa is onto a genius idea. I was sent all three formulas of Dr. Cocoa™ for Children for my medicine cabinet.
- Dr. Cocoa™ Long-Acting Cough Relief: relieves coughs for up to eight hours without causing drowsiness in children ages 4-13.
- Dr. Cocoa™ Daytime Cough + Cold Relief: relieves stuffy nose and cough for children ages 4-13. Its non-drowsy formula makes it ideal for daytime use.
- Dr. Cocoa™ Nighttime Cough + Cold Relief: Made especially for children ages 6-13 to relieve coughs, along with stuffy nose, runny nose and sneezing at night.
As luck would have it, my daughter was feeling crumby after just a few weeks into the school year and I already had Dr. Cocoa on hand. Once she heard that the new medicine was chocolate-flavored, she was eager to give it a try.
To both of our surprise, the syrup actually looks like chocolate! I gave her the recommended dosage and she took it right down.
As for the taste, she said it tasted like chocolate with a hint of medicine. I took a little sample of my own and agree — it's chocolate-flavored, but not so chocolatey that you'd confuse it with a treat, rather than cough & cold medicine.
Basically, Dr. Cocoa takes the edge off of the medicine flavor, so it's easier for kids to get down. Dr. Cocoa™ can help parents fight the cold, not the child.
Dr. Cocoa products are available nationwide at stores, as well as online.
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