Do/Did you have a favorite?
I always enjoyed a good cough syrup with wild cherry flavoring added. That was the only part of catching a cold I liked. In fact, I've never had a cough syrup I didn't like when I was a kid. I also enjoyed sucking on cough drops put out by Luden's, Vicks, and Smith Brothers. Cherry, again, was my all time favorite flavor, but I also enjoyed the black licorice flavored SB cough drops. A box of them cost 10 cents when I was a kid, which seemed pricey because a box of candy the same size was only 5 cents. So, as good as they tasted, I'd rather get two boxes of candy for my money than one box of cough drops.
Another medicine I enjoyed was children's Coricidin for congestion from colds. The tablets were small, covered with colored speckles, and chewable. They had a great taste! Coricidin still makes congestion medicine, but I haven't seen the children's version for many years.
For sore throats, there was a lozenge that used to come in a round, clear tube. The lozenges were round, flat, either yellow or pink (memory is shot on that one) and stacked about 10 or 12 in the tube. Can't remember the name, and haven't seen them for ages either, but they had a very pleasant flavor and helped numb the throat.
For constipation, Fletcher's Castoria liquid was the best! It had a licorice flavor I loved. Second choice was chocolate Exlax until I OD'd on it one night while craving candy when I was six. After that I couldn't stand the taste or smell of it, even to this day 52 years later!
In more recent times, when our kids were little, we've had liquid Tylenol and Advil for fevers. Sometimes when my wife or I would get a bad headache and be out of the adult pills, the children's pain/fever reliever would be substituted. The liquid Advil tasted pretty good, but had an aftertaste*twang* to it. The liquid Tylenol was more cherry flavored, reminding me of medicines taken when I was little. The only problem with using children's Advil or Tylenol is that you have to drink more of it to equal an adult dosage, which makes it much more expensive to use. Tylenol has now come out with a cherry liquid which is made stronger for adults to take. I think that was a good idea because some people have problems swallowing pills and, too, adults like me can feel like a kid again having cherry flavored medicine to take without needing to drink half the bottle to get the adult dose.:wink: