Buckley's Chest Congestion and its sister product Buckley's Cough Mixture are the primary non-prescription cold treatments in our household. The taste is not as horrible as they tell you, it tastes of menthol and kind of a woodsy balsam-pine herbal flavor, but the point is it really, really helps coughs and colds, even sinus, and helps reduce fevers as well in our experience. Delighted it is available online as it is VERY hard to find locally. Outstanding product.
Horrible, vile stuff. 5 stars. Tastes like Vapo-Rub, PineSol, and feces mixed together and then lit on fire. Not the instant miracle cure that some people claim, but it WILL relieve your symptoms. Shared some with a friend and he got all mad and threatened to kill me, but he did stop coughing. If it's not worth choking down, then you're just not sick enough. Delivery takes a while, so if you're sick now you'd probably be ordering for next time. Do it anyway -- I try not to be without it.
This stuff is awesome!! It does EXACTLY what it's supposed to... which is break up the congestion you have in your chest when you get sick. IF you can actually get the stuff down, that is. I've taken about 8 or 9 tablespoons this past week (starting on Thanksgiving, unfortunately), and though I'm still sick over a week later... the symptoms I initially had (congestion in my chest & sinuses) have effectively been kicked by this stuff!!!!
****NOTE**** I gave away my old bottle to a friend this past Summer (2012) because they were real sick and I noticed that it expired 12/2012. Keep in mind, I purchased my first bottle 2 or 3 YEARS or so ago!!!!
HOWEVER, I got on here and purchased a "new" bottle from "Valley View Distributors" on June 21, 2012. I receive my bottle in the mail and opened it up, only to find the EXACT same expiration date as my OLD medicine of 12/2012!! I questioned the seller on this and they told me that they didn't have anything newer that wasn't about to expire and all they could do is refund my money after I sent the product back. I finally decided that I would take my chances and just keep it and hope that it would still be good when I need to use it. But I was annoyed that a seller is selling medicine that is YEARS old and about to expire in just 6 months... with NO new inventory to replace it with. That's horrible business right there.
So I hope someone reads this and not only pays close attention to the expiration date on their "new" medicine, but also avoids the seller "Valley View Distributors" (or anyone else who sells old or close to being expired medicines)