I've had a pretty bad sore throat for a few days (I haven't checked for COVID, but am self-isolating), so today I had some Strepsils delivered to me. I quickly opened the pack and popped one in my mouth, hoping it would soothe some of the pain. So far I've had six and it's absolutely had no impact whatsoever. Basically it's just been a nice tasting piece of candy. I've also tried having tea with honey and lemon which didn't help much. The only thing I've found that helps is icy cold water.
Thought I would post so we could give Strepsils the OzBargain unofficial shonky award?
Edit 04/09: It appears I had strep throat. It was like a bad sore throat without the other cold-like symptoms. It got better as soon as I started using antibacterial liquids, and I think the hands down top recommendation is Betadine Sore Throat Gargle.