Product Type: Barr Soft Drink
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Barr Irn Bru Diet
Member Name: AwesomeForrest
Barr Irn Bru Diet
Advantages: Nice eye catching design.
Disadvantages: Tastes nothing like IRN-BRU.
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.
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.
Summary: Buy the original version or if you need a diet drink try something else.
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