Product Type: Barr Soft Drink
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Barr Irn Bru Diet
Member Name: senga53
Barr Irn Bru Diet
Date: 21/06/08, updated on 22/06/08 (166 review reads)
Advantages: Great Taste and none of the calories
Disadvantages: Absolutely none
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:
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.
Summary: Buy some today