I just read a reference to this in a book that I am reading – an odd fashion I have encountered in Rio de Janeiro in the past:
They eat Halls cough drops like candy. They even have local candies that have the same strong eucalyptis flavor of Halls. I’m certain that the local varieties would treat a cough nicely, but they weren’t made for that.
Teenaged girls carry the stuff around with them and offer it to friends.
Advertisements push the product as a candy and not as a cough remedy.
Are there other places where cough drops are candy?