Those with dysphagia must have just the right amount of thickener in
all their drinks to prevent a painful and embarrassing coughing fit.
However, measuring the right amount with a scoop is difficult to impossible.
Thickeners work differently in different drinks. In some they don’t
work at all. So scooping the same amount into different drinks
you can only ever hope they will be safe to swallow. As a result, drinking is a dreaded and stressful chore for everyone.
Always check for side effects before drinking any samples from anyone.