Product Type: Barr Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... 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... more
The best hangover cure ever?
Barr Irn Bru Diet
Member Name: mrbusy62
Barr Irn Bru Diet
Advantages: All those 'E' numbers...well for grown ups
Disadvantages: All those 'E' numbers for the kids
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.
Summary: Maybe not the best hangover cure, but great ad campaign.