The Ginger People’s Gin Gins Caramel contain 30% ginger per sweet and are said to be great for combating motion sickness. There’s a few recommended ways to consume them: suck, chew or melt in warm water for a soothing drink that’s handy for children.
Ginger helps to boost digestive fluids and neutralise acids, making it an effective alternative to anti-nausea medication without the potentially unpleasant side effects. Other health benefits associated with ginger include boosting immunity, fat busting and easing muscle pain.
We tested a box load of this slightly chewy sweet and were impressed with the blast of ginger warmth you get – but they’re not for the faint-hearted. Jane’s six-year-old Elliot spat one half-finished into the bin, while my friend Jody wasn’t expecting the spice and actually started choking. But all the PBO team were soon hooked.
When melted in hot water and left to cool, the ginger strength is diluted and provides a tasty, hot and sweet drink – definitely the best option for kids.
My friend Janine, who was pregnant at the time and feeling very nauseous, credited the Gin Gin Caramels with helping her to feel better.
PBO reader offer: Get 33% off Gin Gins purchases if the ‘YOUBRAND’ discount code is entered at the checkout on www.healthy2u.co.uk
The taste is quite herbal and we found the packaging a little tricky to get into, but after a few sweets you soon learn a quick technique! For anyone who likes ginger, these are recommended. Gin Gins Caramel cost £1.55 for a 31g box and are available from Holland & Barrett stores.