“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Energy drink „
A lot of the time, own-brand fizzy soft-drinks are not worth bothering with. Lemonade tends to be fine, as does Dandelion and Burdock, but Cola is a different matter altogether. I tend not to drink the stuff anyway, but the own brands tend to taste utterly awful, and you really would be better off getting a premium brand, if you must drink the stuff.
Iron Brew is kind of in the middle.
Asda's Iron Brew as opposed to the trademarked (IRN BRU) is a knock-off of the Scottish fizzy drink that may or may not be made from real girders. It's an odd taste to begin with- sort of orangey, but with a hinto of both bitterness and sugar, kind of like flat orangeade really... only not flat, if that makes sense. Asda's version is definitely similar, but it has a much duller and less tangy taste, and really isnt all that differerent-tasting to orangeade. It's still uite sugary, but unlike a lot of the own brand fizzy drinks it a t least doesnt leave a filmy feeling on the teeth, although it does taste slightly chemically.
It's not bad value for money ar around 89p for a 2 litre bottle, but if you have a predeliction for this particular rather odd drink, then it's probably worth forking out a little extra for the real deal in this instance.
I like a nice glass of fizzy pop straight from the fridge after I get in from work. The little lad also loves his fizzy pops though my other half is not so keen. One of the ones we have been buying recently is Asda's own brand Iron Bru.
This pop comes in the familiar see through plastic bottle so you can see exactly what the drink looks like inside and how much is left. The drink itself is a deep dark burnt orange in colour and in my opinion it looks quite appetizing. It is suitable for vegetarians too as the bottle clearly states.
This drink is not as fizzy as I was expecting. IT is every so lightly carbonated and I was surprised at this as all of the other Asda own brand fizzy drinks I have been buying have been almost over the top with their fizziness. This one, as I say, is just slightly sparkling but actually it is still a nice drink and very thirst quenching.
This two litre bottle costs us 55p which I think is a great price. As far as the taste is concerned, it is a little bit too much on the sweet side for me. Also, it is crammed to the brim with artificial sweeteners, so although it has no sugar and is relatively calorie free, it is overloaded with sweeteners which I personally am not too keen on consuming in vast quantities.
It has a bit of an odd after taste but it is something I got used to quite soon. If I was asked which one I would prefer, I would have to say that I actually prefer the original Irun Brew as opposed to this one. Although it is by far the cheaper of the two, I just prefer the blend of flavours with the real thing.
It's a decent enough drink just not one of my absolute favourites.
I love carbonated soft drinks and I get through gallons of the stuff which is why when I saw this for 54p a bottle I couldn't resist purchasing it! I love Iron Bru and compared to a bottle of Barrs Iron Bru priced usually at about £1.49 a bottle (which was what I was about to purchase when I spotted this!) it seemed a good little buy!
2 litre see-through plastic bottle with a orangy coloured label around it's middle and a dark blue lid/cap that screws on/off to the top of it. The label has a sunset scene on the front and in white writing I'm told it is Asda Iron Bru and that it is Vegetarian. On the back of the label I'm given a list of ingredients, cautions, warnings and storage advice are all given, nutritional information, size is stated and contact details for Asda are also listed. It's a nice looking bottle, doesn't scream cheap or anything and simply appears good quality really.
Dark orange in colour and it's lightly sparkling opposed to fizzy and visually clear. Smell wise it's sweet and if your at all familiar with any other Iron Bru products it does smell that way but rather sweeter. That sweet smell is the way it tastes! Sweet! Overly so and tastes like it's crammed full of sweeteners. It leaves an after-taste I just can't shake off and actually makes me feel more thirsty after drinking it than I was before I did drink it lol!
This goes flat almost as fast as it's poured and it really must be consumed within 3 days even if stored in the fridge because no matter what you do it just seems to die and become a flat juice rather quickly!
It's too sweet for me but does taste like Iron Brew but a much cheaper version! It is fruity enough and a nice blend of lemon and blackcurrant flavourings go on within it but it's too sweet for me though! It's not bad for 54p a bottle and if you fancy it I suggest you don't take my word for it give it a go anyway!
Nutritional Information Per 250ml:
Energy: 51 Kcal
of which is sugars: 12.5g
of which saturates: Trace
equivalent as salt: Trace
Only available in Asda Stores.