Ricola and celebrities

Backstage or tucked away in handbags: Ricola herb drops are indispensible for many top stars.

The power of herbs for throat and voice


Many artists performing around the world trust the power of Swiss Ricola herbs on stage. Several famous names are among them! Many singers always keep a pack of Ricola herb drops to hand. Why? Because sucking Ricola herb drops ‘oils’ the vocal chords. This is important for musicians and actors whose voices must be at their peak throughout concerts, operas and theater performances. In Switzerland and the USA, Ricola supports all those involved in musicals and classical concerts by providing Swiss herb specialties. These stars especially appreciate Ricola products:

Christina Aguilera, pop star
“...In her trailer: tea, honey and Ricola (throat lozenges). Those are pretty much staples in the house, trailer and dressing room. They're the Holy Grail for any singer.”
Source: People Magazine, 14 June 2010

Robbie Williams, singer and entertainer
“Robbie finds Ricola fantastic! The secret of Robbie Williams’s (31) mega voice is out: he enjoys Swiss herb drops! Along with Diet Coke, sushi and protein bars, the singer enjoys sucking Ricola herb drops.”
Source: Sonntagsblick, 27 November 2005
“Superstar singer Robbie Williams considers Ricola Cough Lozenges to be an essential home comfort whilst performing on his arduous world tours.”
Source: Robbie Williams Biography: “Somebody Someday”, London, 13 September 2001.

Mariah Carey, pop star
“The superstar diva is a fan of Ricola Sugarfree Swiss Herb Lozenges (£1.59 for 50 g from independent health stores). They soothe her throat and prevent voice strain.”
Source: REVEAL, USA, 23 July 2005

Placido Domingo, opera star
“Ricola – my secret addiction! They taste great and are like gold dust for my voice. I enjoy sucking the herb drops before a performance.”
Source: Schweizer Illustrierte, 10 October 2007

Cate Blanchett, actress
“Armed with a box of Swiss herb drops, the expectant mum and hubby Andrew Upton joined other celebs including recently returned Antarctic explorer Peter.”
Quelle: http://celebritybabies.typepad.com, 24 February 2008

Michelle Pfeiffer, actress
“At the first sign of a tickly throat, Michelle Pfeiffer immediately takes a steam bath and sucks three or four Ricola medicinal herb drops.”
Source: B.Z. – Berlin’s largest newspaper, Berlin, 16 May 2008

Meat Loaf, rock star
“If you go into my dressing room there's a little bowl with Ricola cough drops in it and Vocal Zones (lozenges) and the spray is Singer's Secret.”
Source: Daily Express, England, 17 May 2008

Chris Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes, politician
“I had a cold before I left London, he said, rattling a Ricola mint from a cardboard box.”
Source: www.bloomberg.com, 11 November 2008

Sina, folk singer
“With a crystal clear Ricola voice! Merci & best wishes, Sina.”
Source: Personal correspondence

“As a Ricola connoisseur you have made me really happy! The herb chewing gum tastes even better – and it’s healthier! I don’t know whether my music sounds even fresher, but at least Lemon Mint does more than just put me in a good mood!”
Source: Personal correspondence, 17 November 2008

Madonna, pop star
“Three Ricola cough drops consumed by Madonna prior to start of show.”
Source: http://www.madonna-store.com/reinvention.htm, 08 December 2008

“Madonna, who gave a concert in Zurich this summer, asked for herb drops with Swiss herbs before her performance.”
Source: Bilan, Lausanne, 05 December 2008

“Madonna loves sucking Ricola herb drops to hit the high notes!”
Source: 24 heures édition complète, 29 August 2008

“The star swears by Ricola's sugar-free herbal sweets to keep her voice in check.”
Source: Daily Star, Sunday, 27 August 2006

Justin Timberlake, pop star
“Always asks for Ricola candies to be ready in his dressing room.”
Source: www.justin-timberlake.org, 08 December 2008

Joaquin Phoenix, actor
“Joaquin just wants some juice, but when he reaches into his pocket at the till, he pulls out a sealed fourpack of Ricola herb candies.”
Source: www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Theater/ 9413/articleFACE95.html, 08 December 2008

Cecilia Bartoli, opera star
“Cecilia Bartoli, 43, pops a Ricola herb drop in her mouth, drinks mineral water and is extremely chatty.”
Source: Migros Magazin, 14 September 2009

Michael Jackson († 25.06.09), pop star
“Jackson's pre-concert ritual includes drinking Ricola candy dissolved in hot water. He claims the beverage helps to keep his throat and his singing voice clear.”
Source: http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/44518/50-fascinating-michael-jackson-facts, 29 August 2008