Gilliam Old Fashioned Candy Stick Horehound. Horehound is a member of the mint family that has been used for over a thousand years. Gilliam Horehound drops are made with 100% pure, natural horehound extract. The very mild herbal, but not too sweet flavor has been enjoyed for years by many people including airplane pilots and public speakers. The unique flavor is an old fashioned favorite that is captured in this solid brown candy stick. Similar to a combination of root beer with a slight herbal taste, these candy sticks will take you back in time to the days of dirt roads and penny candy. Each box contains 80 individually wrapped, 5 Inch candy sticks of 0.5 Oz each.