A golden journey through time - the story of a tin

As characteristic as Grether's soft pastilles are the gold tins in which the pastilles have been offered since the very beginning. Discover the over 150-year history here.

1850 First mention

Allenbury's Pastilles were first mentioned. Manufactured by Allen & Hanburry Ltd. in London.

First mention

1910 Golden era

Start of the golden era: The Allenbury's Pastilles gold tin is becoming increasingly popular and is finding its way to Switzerland.

Golden era

1930 Swiss distribution rights

Doetsch Grether AG secures the distribution rights for Allenbury's Pastilles.

Swiss distribution rights

1974 Takeover of the brand

Doetsch Grether AG takes over the Allenbury's Pastilles brand completely and calls it Grether's Pastilles from now on. At the same time, production is relocated to Altnau on Lake Constance (CH).

Takeover of the brand

1983 New variety Redcurrant

A new variety is coming onto the market: Grether's Redcurrant Pastilles sugary.

New variety Redcurrant

1990 New light products

The 90s are characterised by sugar-free "light products". In the course of this "light movement", Grether's Blackcurrant Pastilles are also produced sugar-free for the first time.

New light products

1994 New Redcurrant sugar-free

The sugar-free varieties are so well received that Grether's Redcurrant is also being switched to sugar-free.

New Redcurrant sugar-free

1996 Refill bags for the first time

In order to be able to use the beautiful gold tins for longer, Doetsch Grether is launching practical refill bags on the market for the first time.

Refill bags for the first time

2007 New variety Elderflower

The third variety is introduced, which quickly establishes itself on the market: Grether's Elderflower sugar-free with elderflower and lemon balm extracts

New variety Elderflower

2008 New packaging design

The Grether's Pastilles brand is getting a "facelift" with a slightly different packaging design - but without losing its roots.

New pack design

2011 New variety Blueberry

A fourth variety is added, continuing the tradition of soothing fruity pastilles: Grether's Blueberry sugar-free.

New variety Blueberry

2019 Limited Edition I

In collaboration with the Basel illustrator Patrizia Stalder, the first Limited Edition Blackcurrant sugar-free is launched in four traditional Swiss tins.

Limited Edition I

2020 Limited Edition II

The success story continues. A second Limited Edition II Blackcurrant sugar-free is launched. This time, the focus is on famous Swiss places and their animal inhabitants.

Limited Edition II

2020 New vegan line

The vegan Grether's Clear Voice, Fresh Breath and Energy Boost were launched in 2020 and naturally give
fresh breath, lots of energy and a clear voice.

New vegan line

2021 Limited Edition III

Already a third
Limited Edition III Blackcurrant sugar-free is launched. The focus is on the Swiss winter with four matching design motifs.

Limited Edition III

2022 Limited Edition IV

The songs sound - and memories return: the Limited Edition IV Blackcurrant
sugar-free in the traditional gold tin is available in retro design motifs inspired by four Swiss song classics

Limited Edition IV

2023 An icon reinvents itself

The iconic and distinctive Grether's Gold can received a new packaging design in early 2023. The range is presented in an updated and recognisable way under the shortened brand name "Grether's". The gold can as the centrepiece and brand ambassador remains unchanged.

An icon reinvents itself

2023 Limited Edition Ginger Lemon

Ginger powder and lemon flavouring
of natural origin
provide for a unique
intensity and freshness
in taste.

Ginger Lemon

Grether’s Pastilles are available at local pharmacies and chemists.

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    Soothing comfort for your voice

    Our new TV commercial presents Grether's in a new look; an icon that reinvents itself and preserves its long tradition.

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    Golden success story

    All Grether's Limited Edition retro design motifs at a glance.

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    With love for detail

    In an idyllic location in the Swiss canton of Thurgau on Lake Constance, the popular Grether's soft pastilles are produced with passion and attention to detail, from high-quality natural ingredients in a 3-month process.