If you aren’t crazy about gargling whisky or Buckley’s cough syrup, you’re in luck.
Blogger Ashley Brown notes that because of gelatin, marshmallows can be soothing on a sore throat:
Eat three or four marshmallows to sooth a sore throat. Greg has actually used this a few times but I’ve always thought it to be quite odd. Come to find out, there’s a scientific reason as to why it works. Apparently, the gelatin is very helpful when it comes to relieving irritation and soothing pain in your throat. And I’m sure it’s a lot more tasty than nasty throat lozenges.
You can also stash a few marshmallows in a bag of brown sugar to prevent hardening.