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      24.01.2013 05:47

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      Try it, see if you like it- that's all I can say

      As part of a rebranding, Diet irn bru is now known as irn bru sugar free. I'm sure the change is really nothing more than an effort to get people thinking about the product, there's no need for a re-brand. But really there's no need to advertise this product, the scots love it and it even outsells coca cola! I am a big fan of irn bru, and normal irn bru I can happily drink from bottle, glass, or can, but for some reason I think this diet irn bru is only drinkable from the glass bottles or a can- it doesnt taste good from a plastic bottle. The drink itself is still bright orange, like regular bru, but the can's are silver instead of the iconic blue and orange, I definitely prefer the looks of the regular can's but the diet ones aren't so bad, not as nice looking as diet coke though- especially those Jean Paul Gaultier can's, ooh j'adore in terms of taste it's similar to regular bru, but somehow less pleasant- but if you prefer diet coke to normal coke then you'll probably like diet irn bru too. It has a weaker taste, thinner, slightly more metallic- I wouldn't trust the strength of the girders that helped made this bru.

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      17.05.2012 20:26
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      the taste of Scotland!

      I am a big fan of irn bru, although I don't drink fizzy drinks all that often but when I do I mainly go for diet irn bru (sugary stuff is good too but this I better for your teeth and your weight). Irn bru is made in Scotland (from girders!) and is sometimes advertised as "Scotland's other national drink" (whisky being the first national drink of course). Irn bru was first produced in the town of Falkirk in Scotland in 1901 and was then known as "Strachan's Brew", it was changed to Irn Bru in 1946 due to a change in the law, it couldn't be called a "brew" because it wasn't brewed. A low calorie version of Irn Bru was launched in 1980, it was re-branded as diet Irn Bru in 1991 and changed again in 2011 to sugar free Irn Bru. Sugar free Irn Bru is a low calorie fizzy drink which is a very vivid orange colour, the drink contains caffeine and a vast range of flavourings. What does Irn bru taste like? well that's anyone's guess really! The manufacturers claim that it has a slight citrus flavour, all I can say is it tastes like Irn Bru and I love it! Both standard and sugar free Irn Bru is widely available in the UK, especially Scotland where for a long time it outsold Coca Cola (number one seller everywhere else in the world) but now sales of Irn bru and Coca Cola are about equal. Sugar free Irn Bru comes in cans and bottles. It is available in a variety of can sizes which are: 150ml (fun size), 330ml (standard) and limited edition 500ml (not sure if this is available any more). The fun size and standard size cans available in multipacks of various amounts (6,8,12,24). There are also a variety of bottle sizes that sugar free Irn bru is available in, 250ml, 500ml, 1 litre, 2 litre and 3 litre. The 250ml bottles usually come in multipacks (but also come as single bottles) and the 2 litre bottles can be bough in packs of 2 or 4. You can also get sugar free Irn Bru in glass bottles (some people say it tastes better in fact) the glass bottles are 750ml and if you return them to a shop you get money back (think its 25p?). The cost of Irn Bru is about the same as any other brand named fizzy drink, around 60p for a 330ml can, £8 for a pack of 24 cans or around £1.70 for a 2 litre bottle. Irn bru certainly is a taste experience, some people don't like it, some people love it, so if you have never tried it then I suggest you give it a try!

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      04.05.2012 00:11
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      Buy the original version or if you need a diet drink try something else.

      As I mentioned in my previous review for the 'unhealthy' original IRN BRU it's my favourite drink and I love the taste of it. So this version is basically the same thing but without the sugar. The design is the same that you recognise on the original but the orange background has now been replaced with a white background and also where it used to say original underneath IRN-BRU it now says sugar free. I like the fact that IRN-BRU brand everything very well they don't change anything too drastically so you remember the bottle/can design as soon as you see it and it stands out straight away when sitting on a shelf amongst the other branded products. On to the most important thing the actual drink it's self. Well obviously this is appealing cause all be it still not being great for your teeth removing the sugar is obviously a major plus. BUT. It tastes absolutely nothing like IRN-BRU I know some diet drinks taste a little less strong but you can still tell what the actual drink is as well. I literally can't even taste the slightest hint of the original IRN-BRU I was incredibly disappointed. It has a strange taste it's obviously not as sweet because of the lack of the sugar but I find it has a very chemical taste which is hard to understand cause as you can imagine I don't know the taste of many chemicals very well but the taste is just incredibly manufactured which I assume could be to do with a lot of playing around trying to get the IRN-BRU flavour. I would like a healthier alternative to the original but this is not it so the search is still on hopefully they have a break through in the not too distant future to work it out.

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      25.09.2011 11:26
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      A nice alternative to Coca-Cola

      I try not to drink too many fizzy drinks but sometimes I just fancy one especially when it comes to having fish and chips on a Friday night. Usually it is coke but the other night I decided to have an Irn Bru instead just for a little change. Irn Bru is a Scottish drink and as I live in the north of England I can find it pretty easily but I am unsure how common it is further south. Irn Bru is a carbonated soft drink that is made to a secret recipe and has been the number one drink in Scotland even outselling Coca-Cola for years. It is orange coloured and when poured into a glass you would be forgiven for thinking that it will be orange in flavour but it is nothing like it. The taste is hard to describe as it tastes like nothing else you can buy. To me personally I think it tastes sort of similar to red cola but other people might disagree and my son for instance thinks it tastes similar to lemonade. You can buy the normal version and the diet version which is the one I always choose. I like the diet version of Irn Bru as unlike a lot of diet versions of fizzy drinks I have trouble telling the difference between this and the original. It is lacking the bitter aftertaste that some diet drinks have because of the sweetener in them. Of course it is also calorie free which is a bonus for me. I have been drinking Irn Bru for as long as I can remember and I remember this is what my friends and I would buy as a hangover cure. I'm not sure if it really does help with a hangover but it is really refreshing and tasty and really does quench your thirst. The only problem with it that I can think of is that it needs to be really cold as when it is warm the taste changes completely and it becomes overly sweet and just generally not nice. If you are looking for a nice alternative to Coca-Cola then you should try Irn Bru especially if you have never tried it or you haven't tried it in years as it might just surprise you.

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        25.02.2010 16:42
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        Maybe not the best hangover cure, but great ad campaign.

        And here we have a little Scottish drink that has spawned dozens of offensive advertising campaigns. Irn Bru is unique. While origianlly only available north of the border it is slowly infiltrating our firends in the South and is a staple on the Costa del wherever. (At cost I might add). Originally branded as being made in Scotland from Girders the actual recipe is a closely guarded secret. It's an unusal orange coloured fizzy drink with a nice stash of E numbers. Called ginger by Scots it's the basis for many a hyper active child and frequently referred to as 'loony-juice' by stressed out parents who wish they'd stuck to milk and cookies. The can I have is the diet version and it is sugar free, so not as unhealthy as you would think. However, in scotland it's best to tag it on to the end of the order at the local chippie. For example, when the calorie intollernat lady/gent asks: 'Kin a git two sausage suppers, a singel fish, foar fritters, two pokes ae chips n curry sauce.....oh n a boatel ae diet irn bru' (trust me there are no spelling errors in that) you just think beam me up. Not that Irn Bru is just for the working class. In fact a bill board recently showed the lord of a manor with his dogs and the caption saying 'I love Irn Bru and so do my b!tche$'. And people say the Scots have no sense of humour!!! Okay, but to the facts, it's available in various sizes: 250ml bottle (the wee bru), 330ml can, 500ml bottle, 1500ml bottle and 2l bottle. prices vary enourmaously depending on the shop: 4 for £1 for can, 3 2l bottles for £3, it depends o nthe shop. Average can price though by itself is 57p. It is fully recyclable so it's good for the environment, though where i frequent you would never know as there is a never ending stream of ginger cans strewn like pretty flowers in the parks and streets. One good use of this drink, and one that I support fully, is as a mixer for vodka. It's very pleasant when drunk it a tall glass very chilled and with lots of ice. The 'E' numbers play a big part in keeping you awake when out for the night!! This versatile plays a blinder it's last and possible best known role. After a heavy night on the juice and you feel that a hamster has crawled into your mouth and died nothing shifts a hangover like Irn Bru.

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          17.02.2010 21:25
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          NO CALORIES, NO FAT..REALLY?

          A Scottish tradition! *About the product* Irn Bru is a soft, fizzy drink produced by A G Barr who has been making drinks since 1875 with Irn Bru being the most popular product in the range. In 1980, they created a sugar free version of the famous Scottish drink and da da daaaa Diet Irn Bru! *The packaging & look* Packaging varies depending on which form (bottle/can etc) you purchase. Irn Bru can be distinguised by its blue, oranger and white label. The label has an athletic man logo, the company and product name, nutritional information, ingredients and company details. Irn Bru is easy to spot in the cabinet due to being orange in colour. *Sizes* Diet Irn Bru is available in many forms including : Small plastic bottle referred to as *wee bru* which is 250ml can with ring pull top which is 330ml glass bottle 750ml (30p refund when you return to shop) plastic sharesize bottles 1l and 1.5l plastic family size bottle 2l plastic huge family size bottle 3l *Availability and Price* Diet Irn Bru is widely available all over Scotland. I believe it is in limited supply to England, Wales, Ireland and abroad. Prices vary, some cans or bottles are pricemarked and prices range from approx 39p up to around £2 depending on store purchased in. *Nutritional Information* Each 250ml serving contains 2kcal 0g sugar 0g fat 0g that saturates <1% salt *Ingredients* carbonated water, citric acid, flavourings, sweeteners, colours, ammonium ferric citrate *My Opinion* I love Irn Bru! Being Scottish and living not far from Glasgow where the Irn Bru originated, its always available in my local shops. I used to prefer normal Irn Bru but switched to diet in the past year and find it is much nicer, doesnt go flat quite a quick and its sugar free! I think Irn Bru tastes best really chilled and straight from a glass bottle. Its refreshing and cool. I especially love the adverts for Irn Bru and my favourite is the Snowman advert they play at Christmas, along with that and the Coca Cola one, you really know its christmas when they put these on! I have tried Irn Bru in England and in Spain and i personally dont think it tastes the same as locally..dont know why to be honest. I would recommend you try this, its not for everyone but no calories..come on its worth a taste at least, even if you arent Scottish like me! Tip - don't pay local shop or takeaway prices, Iceland and Farmfoods do the 2l plastic bottles for a £1.

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            10.01.2010 04:05
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            A great traditional drink, with a secret recipe!!

            I was first introduced to Iron Bru back in the 1970's as a young child. Back then all Barr products came in cans or Glass Bottles. Times have changed, and like with many drink manufacturers, Barr's bottles are now made of recyclable plastic. The bottle I am reviewing at the moment is a 2 litre version. The bottle itself is on offer at present at £1 each. I have just purchased a couple from Iceland and have more on delivery from Tesco, so I guess it must be a national campaign. I often see them retail for approx £1.50. I am very keen on Diet Fizzy Drinks, so many of my reviews target them, rather than the full fat version. Why? Well personally I don't feel as if I have Sugar swilling around my teeth all day (and my Dentist even complimented me, saying, 'well here's somebody who doesn't drink sugary fizzy drinks'!!). So I see it that I have all the pleasure without the effects of bad teeth. Others may disagree. When I was a child I did not have a choice with diet drinks. They were pretty well in their infancy. Irn-Bru actually never brought their Low calorie Irn Bru to market until 1980, later to be recalled Diet Irn Bru in 1991. It has for many years been the best selling fizzy drink in Scotland, but has recently had stiff competition from Coca Cola, and I understand they are now on about equal terms. The Product The bottle cannot be mistaken. It has Irn Bru stamped across the front, with BARR in between. There is also a picture of an athlete. Underneath it says it is SUGAR FREE. It actually says that it is brewed in Scotland under a secret recipe for 100 years. And when they say secret, they mean secret. Only two people know their ingredients. I quote from the BBC website 'Mr Barr is one of only two people in the world who knows the secret recipe for the best-selling Irn Bru drink and the two never travel on the same plane. Once a month the essences for the drink are personally mixed by Robin Barr in a sealed room at the company's headquarters in Cumbernauld'. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8066968.stm I think you'll agree that this article is fascinating. Try as I may I find it so difficult to describe the taste of the drink. It is of course fizzy and sweet. But not too sweet. It doesn't taste of any particular fruit or anything, and although the colour is orange I am unsure how this arrives either. It is extremely pleasant though and very refreshing. Ingredients Carbonated Water Citric Acid Flavourings (Including Caffeine and Quinne) Sweeteners (Acesulfame K, Aspartame) Preservative (E211) Colours (E110, E124) Ammonium Ferric Citrate (0.002%) Contains a source of Phenylalanine. Nutritional Information (per 100ml) Energy 3.1kj/0.7kcal Protein 0g Carbohydrate Trace of which sugars 0g Fat 0g of which saturates 0g Fibre 0g Sodium Trace I have yet to come across somebody who does not like Irn Bru. As you can tell, I am a big fan. Who knows what is in the recipe? But I love it it. I'll leave you with a fascinating fact. 'Irn Bru, used to be called Irn Brew, until legislation in 1946, required that the word "brew" be removed from the name, as the drink is not technically brewed'. Anybody fancy a brew???:-)

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              15.10.2009 17:01
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              A nice drink

              A&G Barr were initially formed in 1875 by Robert Barr who started the business in Falkirk, Scotland. In 1887 a further factory was opened in Glasgow by his son Robert Fulton Barr and this factory was later taken over by his brother Andrew Greig Barr from which the current company takes its' name. In 1901 both businesses jointly introduced the world to Irn Bru. The phonetic spelling of the drink was brought after concerns over regulatory changes to food labelling. There are several other popular drinks associated with the company perhaps the other most common being Tizer. In Scotland where Irn Bru is known affectionately as our other national Drink 4 litres are sold every second. The packaging of the Irn Bru brand has always been that of a bright orange and blue, this changes ever so slightly in the diet version where the actual label has been changed from orange to silver, otherwise everything is the same as the original. This is very similar to the tactics used by Coca Cola. Irn Bru is a hard tasty to describe, but I guess fruity is the best one can ever hope to accurately use, since the recipe has been a secret since in inauguration some 108 years ago. Finding in hard to differentiate between the different flavours one gets when drinking Irn Bru is n surprise when you consider that according to the website 32 flavours are used in the process. The diet version, which this review is about, doesn't really taste any different from the full sugar version. The orange colour drink has through its history had some truly excellent advertising strategies one being in reference to its colour. In the 70's - 80's its famous slogan apart from being our other national drink was. " Made in Scotland from girders" in the 90's you may recall the famous snowman and the voice of Aled Jones, but it is the latest series of hilarious adverts that had increased the sales of this rather nice drink. Irn Bru is available in 330ml cans, 500ml contour bottles, 1ltr bottles and the large 2ltr bottles and is priced very similar to that of other leading brands i.e. Coke and Pepsi, for me though Irn Bru is a little sweeter than these brands and it is fro this reason that I only drink it now and then, I do find that it clags my mouth a bit a though I've never heard anyone else comment on this it has a habit of repeating itself later on in the day, and that is something which also puts me off. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the flavour, it is strange when you have a carbonated drink and can't actually tell what flavour it is, but for all that it is pleasant reasonably priced and up here north of the border it is indeed our other national drink. It is extremely popular as a mixer with vodka in particular. I shall be having some soon and when I do I will be making sure it is well chilled since it is then that I feel you've got a better chance of guessing a few of the 32 flavours.

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                02.05.2009 19:08
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                The sweet, distinctively orange carbonated soda called Irn Bru (or, if its not made by Barrs, "Iron Brew") has been advertised for donkey's years as "Scotland's Other Nation Drink". This may not entirely be the case (I grew up on Kia-Ora, and never drank Irn Bru until I was in my twenties) but it certainly is up there with deep-fried Mars bars and three-legged wild haggis as a Scottish institution (although, unlike most others, it's not been laid on purely for the towrists). So - what about the diet version, then? Well, I have been drinking it for several years now (it's generally available cheaply in multi-packs in Scottish supermarkets and is cheaper per ml than most other "name" fizzy diet drink). I can't think of the last time I actually bought ordinary "full fat" Irn Bru. Like the regular version, you can buy Diet in 250ml bottles, 330ml cans, 1l glass bottles (perfect for chip shops!) and 2l plastic bottles. And even the thought of a regular Irn Bru can, with its heavy orange colouring (rather than the Diet's silver and white motif) makes me feel ill and my teeth itch at the idea of the sugar. Diet Irn Bru is a smoother drink, with a less acidic taste. It's possibly not as good a mixer, but when drunk on its own, particularly ice cold from the fridge, it really is one of the nicest, most flavoursome drinks around (even better than cans of diet Vimto!) Okay, it's never going to be the equivalent of a healthy bean-sprout smoothie, but as soft drinks go it's less harmful than most, and far more tasty.

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                  09.04.2009 18:41
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                  Great drink in itself, not as great when you compare it to the original.

                  I needed change for the bus this morning so nipped in to my local shop to buy something, I usually have a bottle of Diet Coke with me but I'd forgotten today so I headed over to the drinks chiller. Now, my local shop is notoriously expensive so I don't usually bother with things unless I am desperate, I looked at the Diet Coke but at £1.23 a bottle (what???) I refused to buy it just on the principle of the matter! I scanned the shelves and everything was ridiculously priced (£1.49 for Oasis!), Luckily I checked the bottom of the chiller and found an Irn-Bru Diet promotional bottle, for, wait for it... 69p! Now I love Irn-Bru anyway and don't drink it as much as I'd like so I grabbed the last one and headed to the counter. I'd not tried the Diet version before so was interested to see if it could live up to the original... It tries very hard to but doesn't quite make it. Irn-Bru has been around for years and I'm sure we have all tried it at some point. It is an almost luminous orange colour and has a very distinctive taste. The actual ingredients of Irn-Bru are a closely guarded secret, so secret in fact, that the only person to actually blend the 32 secret flavours together for many years was Chairman of the company, Robin Barr. Barr has now retired and the secret recipe has been passed over to someone out of the family for. Irn-Bru diet has the same taste, although not quite as distinctive, almost like a watered down version. Don't get me wrong, it is a lovely drink in itself but it doesn't quite match up to the original. I've decided that out of the two, I would still go for the diet version. I don't like consuming sugary drinks and the flavour isn't that much different to make me want to go for the original. Irn-Bru was created over 100 years ago in Scotland and is still as popular today, if not more so. Irn-Bru can be found in most retail outlets although the Diet version seems to be a bit more hard to come by so you would probably be best to try a larger supermarket for this one. You can buy the drinks in 250ml bottles (around 39p I think), 330ml cans (price really depends wher you go!), 500ml bottles (69p promotional price, not sure if this is permanent or not), 750ml glass bottles (around £1.20, the bottles can be returned to certain stores and you will get 20p per returned bottle) and 2l bottles (around £1.50-£2). Irn-Bru don't advertise much, but when they do, they go all out and have 'Phenomenal' (Irn-Bru's favourite word) ad campaigns. The most memorable are probably their 'The snowman' advert, which used the animation and song from the 1984 film with revised lyrics and their hilarious 'Goth's holiday in Blackpool' where four goths run riot in Blackpool after drinking Irn-Bru to the song 'Here comes the summer' by The Undertones. The advert also features the Irn-Bru ride at Blackpools pleasure beach. It is a straight track with two 'loop the loops', you go forwards and then back again. Quite a good ride but when it stops you do say to yourself 'was that it?' as there is not much to it, not when compared to, say the Pepsi Max ride which is located in the same park. Overall, I would highly recommend Irn-Bru Diet as it has a very distinct taste and is a lovely change from the usual fizzy drinks available, Although you may be disappointed if you have already tried the original as it doesn't quite match up.

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                    16.03.2009 18:48
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                    A nice no sugar alternative to irn bru

                    Since I've been ill for about a week now, I've decided to let myself eat and drink whatever I want in the hope that it will help speed up my recovery. Over the past few days that has included tablet, Ben and Jerry's and lots of yoghurt covered raisins (which are ridiculously good, by the way), but for some reason today I had a real craving for something else: Diet Irn Bru. I'm a fan of Irn Bru, both diet and ordinary, but rarely drink, so I decided to let myself have some of it today. I drink far too many fizzy drinks, and used to have a bottle of Diet Coke or Pepsi Max almost every day. I've been trying to cut down recently, or at least vary the drinks that I have, which is how I started drinking Irn Bru in the first place. I'd tasted it before, but at home in Newcastle it wasn't as widely available as cola or lemonade so I never really bothered to drink it, but now that I'm in Edinburgh it's available everywhere, and so it became a lot more appealing to me. I started drinking Irn Bru more and more, but never excessively, as I adored the sweet yet interesting taste which made a nice change from cola or lemonade. I started to put weight on, however, at the end of last year, and so as part of my new eating plan I've decided to only have diet soft drinks if I'm going to have them at all, which is how I came to try Diet Irn Bru. The new advertising campaign for Diet Irn Bru involves suggesting that the original type and the diet type taste and look the same, except for the fact that one of them is sugar free. Whereas this is a clever advertising campaign and is one that is likely to attract many people to the sugar free camp, its message isn't exactly true, as there is a noticeable difference between the two flavours. It's difficult to explain the difference, as it's very difficult to explain the taste of Irn Bru in the first place, but while Irn Bru is very sweet with a nice tang to it, Diet Irn Bru tastes a lot like a watered down version of the original, with less sweetness and barely any tang. The difference between the original and the diet flavours is similar to that between Coca Cola and Diet Coke, or any of the 'Zero' drinks and their originals. The only real difference for me is, whereas I prefer Diet Coke and Pepsi Max to their sugary alternatives, because I find the original flavours far too sweet to enjoy them, I actually prefer normal Irn Bru to the diet, and only really drink it due to its much lower calorie content. In conclusion, while Diet Irn Bru is a very nice drink and one that I will continue to buy, I do prefer the full sugar version, and if calories wasn't an issue for me then I would definitely choose Irn Bru over Diet Irn Bru any day. That said, I would still strongly recommend Diet Irn Bru for anyone who loves the delicious taste of Irn Bru but is trying to watch their waistline.

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                      31.08.2008 16:05
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                      taste of scotland

                      I've been drinking this for years. I do like Diet Coke probably the most, but this I probably have 40% of the time I drink juice. Proabably one of Scotlands best loved exports. The Irn Bru brand is made in Cumbernauld Scotland. You can buy this product in lots of different ways. 330ml cans - approx 60p 500ml bottles - approx 90p 700ml glass bottles - approx £1, you get 20p for returning the bottle to some shops as well 2 Litre bottle - approx £1.40 6x 330ml cans - approx £2.40 8x 250ml bottles - approx £2.30 I just bought 2 packs of 8x 250ml bottles from Asda for £3, so good value for money. The design of the bottles/cans aren't that exciting. The cans are a silvery colour with Diet Irn Blu in blue writing. The bottles are see through and have the same style label as the cans do. The juice is a bright orange colour. I think it often keeps its fizz good, but when it is flat then I don't like it! Nutritional Values per 100ml 1 Calorie 0g Sugar 0g Fat 0g Saturates trace Salt So it's perfect for a low calorie diet! I would recommend this drink, as it makes a nice change from caffeine drinks, is refreshing especially when it's ice cold. Nice unique taste

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                        03.08.2008 21:21
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                        Diet Irn-Bru - Its not "Phenomenal", but "Oh Yeah"

                        Diet Irn-Bru lacks the special taste of the full fat version - there is just some spark missing that fails to light my fire in the same way that the real stuff does. The diet version was launched in 1980 as Low Calorie Irn-Bru, before being renamed as Diet Irn-Bru in 1991. The diet version has a different advertising campaign from the normal version, and the current slogan is "Oh Yeah", whereas the normal version is "Phenomenal". It is a little known fact that when MacDonalds first opened in Glasgow, they didn''t stock Irn-Bru, some Scots took this as a personal insult and started pickets, until MacDonalds backed down and started to stock Irn-Bru at their Scottish outlets. These days most franchises still carry Irn-Bru, though not all, and the diet version can be hard to find in a MacDonalds. Similar versions of Irn-Bru are now sold throughout the world, although the trademark taste of Irn-Bru is not replicated throughout the world, for example, Canada didn't allow caffeine in light coloured drinks, therefore Irn-Bru in Canada lacks caffeine and this supposedly changes the flavour somewhat.

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                          21.06.2008 22:18
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                          Diet Irn Bru has been a firm favourite in my family for more years than I would care to remember. It is pronounced Iron Brew. Diet Irn Bru is produced in Cumbernauld in Scotland by a company called A.G. Barr plc. The company currently employ over 900 people. Irn Bru was first sold in 1901 and continued to be sold until the start of the second world war. After five years it was re-introduced and has been on sale ever since. The company was floated on the Stock Market in 1967 and has remained there ever since. Diet Irn Bru is bright orange in colour and the label is in two colours, bright orange and bright blue, with diet and irn bru written in white. The bottles all have a bright blue cap. It is a fizzy carbonated drink and tastes great straight from the fridge or with ice. I am not sure how to describe the taste. It has a sort of lemony bitter sweet taste. When I smell it, I cannot describe how it smells but, it does taste the same as it smells. I have asked several of my friends to describe the taste to me. None of them can seem to put it into words. My husband says it 'just tastes brill!!'. It is made from a secret recipe which apparantly only two board members of the company are allowed to know at any given time. Over the years it has been described by phrases such as: "Have a drink you know you want to" "Made in Scotland from girders" "Scotland's other national drink" "Makes you feel phenomenal" It is also a well known hangover cure. I have been told that if you drink flat Irn Bru it will cure any hangover. The good part of drinking Diet Irn Bru is that I do not have to worry about my calorie intake. It tastes great when drunk on it's own, or with ice, but it is also great as a mixer with whiskey or vodka. Diet Irn Bru comes in a variety of sizes and packaging: 330mls cans 250 mls, and 500mls plastic bottles 1 litre, 2 litre and 3 litre plastic bottles 750mls glass bottle (returnable bottle) In Scotland these are all sold in supermarkets, corner shops, fast food outlets, restaurants and vending machines, in fact you can find it almost anywhere. I prefer to buy the glass bottles as I think it tastes even better. This is just my personal choice. Last year it was the number one grocery drink in Scotland. It is also the third biggest seller, in the soft drinks market, in the U.K. If you have not tried this fizzy drink, then why not give it a try. I am sure you will love it. I do not know anyone who does not like it. A 330mls can will cost around 60p and a two litre bottle costs about £1.39 although Tesco have it on offer just now at 99p.

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