I Have An Opinion About Something!

Quick, call the kids in!  This is about as exciting as your day is going to get so enjoy it.

My friend Julie Williams of VoiceOver Insider (be sure to sign up) and voice-overs.com forum fame was kind enough to send me a bottle of Entertainer’s Secret to evaluate for you people.  Thanks Julie!

From their website:

“Entertainer’s Secret Throat Relief is a spray formulated to resemble natural mucosal secretions and designed to moisturize, humidify and lubricate the mucous membranes of the throat and larynx.

This unique, easy to use, non-medicinal throat spray:

* Supplements the throat’s natural moisturizers
* Comforts, soothes
* Restores vocal quality Safely, Quickly, and Effectively

One can spray Entertainer’s Secret into the throat while saying “Ahh”, but a more effective way is to take a quick breath inward while spraying into the mouth.  To insure that the upper throat is reached, one should tilt the head back, aim the nozzle in the nostril and inhale sharply while spraying.”

There was no way I was going to spray this stuff up my nose so I opted for the “quick breath” method. In a word: Meh.

It does give you a slight tingling feeling, and I suppose it lubes up the pipes a bit but it really isn’t anything to write home1 about. Considering flames didn’t shoot out of the nozzle and I haven’t lost my voice it certainly isn’t harmful, so if you have dry scratchy throat problems go ahead and give it a try yourself, just don’t expect to see rainbows and unicorns.

It is advertised as tasting like honey and apples. To me it tasted like Windex and liquid pig shit,2 but I’m no Gordon Ramsay so what do I know? It is more convenient than brewing up some tea so it could have a place in your studio bag but for home I think I’ll stick with my Throat Coat and Marlboros.

I know this wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement but apparently some people swear by this stuff so if you would like to try it yourself contact Julie and she will hook you up with a good price.

1. or perhaps blog…
2. I mean that in the best possible way.

4 Comments to “I Have An Opinion About Something!”

  1. Diane Havens says:

    Curious how you know how Windex & PS tastes, Erik. Sounds like a good story.
    – DbH

  2. I used to wash windows on a farm. It’s a sordid tale.

  3. Kim White says:

    Erik,

    Thank you for this! I’ve been debating this purchase. I currently just use a spray bottle with warm water, and it seems to work well (and since it’s not a used Windex bottle, it bears no resemblance there…).

    For your next product review, give the Neti-Pot a try! But be warned… do NOT eat a Pixie Stick prior to using the Neti-Pot (or you’ll get something that LOOKS like Windex).

    Cheers,

    Kim

  4. J.S. Gilbert says:

    I’ve been using Thayer’s SLippery ELm lozenges for years, whihcare available in several flavors and taste more like slightly sweetened pencil shavings and soap. Actually they don’t really taste bad at all. If they tasted much better you might be tempted to pop them like lifesavers candy.

    Also, black licorice does wonders for a scratchy throat as well.

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