It’s a good thing I don’t smoke because man oh man do I love menthol. Good ol’ C10H20O.

I love mints, cough drops, gum, mouthwash…I’ll even tolerate the gross sensation of Chapstick on my lips for the 15 minutes that the menthol takes to do its thing. (I usually wipe it off immediately after though.)

When I woke up with the worst sore throat I’ve had in years on Sunday I wasn’t sad – I was happy! Happy because it meant I could go pick out an exciting new flavor of cough drops at the grocery store so that I could experience more menthol sensations in my mouth and throat!

It also gave me an excuse to eat more of my favorite ice cream – mint chip!

Yes sir, menthol is tops.

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