Product Type: Barr Soft Drink
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Irn bru gets you through
Barr Irn Bru Diet
Member Name: 85fiona
Barr Irn Bru Diet
Advantages: original flavour, tasty
Disadvantages: can be expensive
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!
Summary: the taste of Scotland!