Vocalzone Throat Pastilles

Vocalzone Throat Pastilles is a brand of throat pastille, or throat lozenge, used to help keep a speaking or singing voice clear during public performance and singing. The company was founded in 1912 by William Lloyd, who adapted a medicine he had created for the tenor Enrico Caruso into a pastille form.[1] After Lloyd’s death in 1948, Vocalzone was sold to Ernest Jackson in 1955 before later being acquired by Kestrel HealthCare Limited (now Kestrel Medical Limited) in 1993.[2]

Product typeThroat lozenge, throat pastille, medicated confectionery
OwnerKestrel Medical Limited
TaglineHelps Keep a Clear Voice

Vocalzone received international attention after being used by Theresa May during her keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference in October 2017 where she struggled with cold.[3] Other notable users of the product include Tom Jones,[4][1] Derek Jacobi,[5] Hilary Duff,[6] Jme, Frank Turner, James Hetfield, Cristina Scabbia, Nick Holmes, Jerry Only, the Swingles, Katherine Jenkins,[7] Dionne Warwick, Wendi Peters, Stevie McCrorie, Kelly Jones,[7] Jack Savoretti, Gaz Coombes.,[8] Simon Mayo[9] and Thom Yorke.[10]

In 2017 the company partnered with British music company The Famous Company,[11][12][13] and have sponsored stages at several festivals in the United Kingdom.[14][15]

The main ingredients[16] used in Vocalzone are: menthol, peppermint oil, and myrrh tincture, with a small amount of licorice extract. Also present are sucrose, liquid glucose, modified starch (tapioca, maize), vegetable oil, carnauba wax, color E153 (vegetable carbon black, glucose syrup, sodium benzoate E211), and purified water.

Vocalzone is vegan,[17] is lactose-free and gluten-free. There are multiple flavors of Vocalzone pastilles, including sugar-free choices, and a Vocalzone tea.


  1. ^ a b Bletchly, Rachael (30 March 2012). "Tom Jones: 'Sending a contestant home on The Voice makes me cry'". Mirror Online. Daily Mirror. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Our Heritage". Vocalzone.
  3. ^ Glaze, Ben (4 October 2017). "Theresa May responded to her embarrassing coughing fit in the only way she could". Mirror Online. Daily Mirror.
  4. ^ Owens, David (17 July 2010). "Welsh-engineered throat pastilles keep Sir Tom's voice pristine". WalesOnline. Media Wales. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ Benyon, Lucy (7 February 2016). "Derek Jacobi: 5 things I can't live without". Express.co.uk. Daily Express. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  6. ^ Bayley, Leanne (28 March 2014). "Hilary Duff has a new "Suuuuper blonde" hair colour". Glamour. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b Turner, Robin (5 December 2009). "Farmers' throat lozenge opens up a sweeter singing voice for the musical". WalesOnline. Media Wales. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Celebrity Users". Vocalzone. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  9. ^ Mayo, Simon (2 December 2022). "Kermode and Mayo's Take episode 2 December 2022".
  10. ^ Gordon, Jason Thomas (8 September 2023). "The songs that make Thom Yorke cry". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 April 2024.
  11. ^ "Press release" (PDF). vocalzone.com.
  12. ^ admin (29 September 2017). "UK to LA Exchange Programme Part 2 - The Famous Company".
  13. ^ admin (31 March 2017). "UK to LA Exchange Programme - The Famous Company".
  14. ^ "Mallory Knox, The Magic Numbers and Eliza and the Bear revealed for Teddy Rocks Festival". Bournemouth Echo.
  15. ^ "Mallory Knox, The Magic Numbers, Black Peaks and Milestones… plus many more added to Teddy Rocks Festival line-up". Dorset Echo.
  16. ^ "VOCALZONE PASTILLES". Drugs.com. Archived from the original on 6 July 2020. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  17. ^ "FAQ's". Vocalzone. Retrieved 30 April 2020.