Bee Wilson on Flavored Cough Syrups

British food writer Bee Wilson is not a fan of medicine that tries to be tasty:

Judging from the sickly concoctions filling the modern pharmacy, the Mary Poppinses have won. From chocolate laxatives and fruit-flavoured indigestion pills to banana threadworm syrup and forest-fruit vitamins, it's sometimes hard to remember that you are in Boots, not a sweet shop.

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