Product Type: Asda Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... 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 o... more
not bad, but not great
Asda Iron Brew
Member Name: Burning_Darkness
Asda Iron Brew
Advantages: tastes quite similar to IRN BRU, pretty cheap
Disadvantages: Not as enjoyable as the proper one,, can taste a bit chemically
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.
Summary: For out for the real deal instead