A throat drop comprises from 60 to 95% of a candy shell and from 5 to 40%
of an aqueous filling, by weight of the drop. The filling comprises, by
weight, by 8 to 20% water, from 50 to 85% bulk sweetener, and sufficient
emulsifier to provide a contact angle of from 90.degree. to 120.degree.,
the filling having a contact angle of greater than 120.degree. in the
absence of the emulsifier. The reduction in contact angle relative to a
composition without the emulsifier provides an improved perception of
liquidity of the filling.