IRN Bru fans can now knock back the original recipe orange drink all year round. The limited edition 1901 Irn Bru drink which contains sugar in
IRN Bru fans can now knock back the original recipe orange drink all year round.
The limited edition 1901 Irn Bru drink which contains sugar instead of sweetener will be available from shops permanently from today.
Irn Bru’s recipe has changed over the years[/caption]
The makers of the fizzy drink AG Barr, first added the “old and unimproved” 1901 drink to its line-up in 2019.
The move followed a change to the Irn Bru recipe in 2018 which saw the sugar content cut by half.
Fans of the Scottish drink were left outraged by the changes, leading to petitions and stockpiling of the full-sugar version of the fizzy drink.
Regular Irn Bu is now made with sweetener and contains 4.7g of it compared to 10.3g of sugar before the recipe change.
Fizzy drinks makers were hit by a new tax on sugar designed to tackle obesity.
The Irn Bru 1901 drink comes in 750ml glass bottles and contains 11g of sugar, no caffeine and Irn Bru’s secret flavouring.
Irn Bru 1901 also contains quillaia, an ingredient that gives the drink a frothy head.
The recipe is based on the authentic recipe for the drink.
Irn Bru is often described as Scotland’s other national drink – after whisky – which was first produced in Falkirk in 1901.
The carbonated drink was first called Iron Brew, but in 1946 a law change meant brew had to be removed from the name as the drink is not brewed.
We’ve asked AG Barr how much the drink costs and where it will be on sale and will update this story when we hear back.
When launched in 2019 as a limited edition it was only on sale in Scotland and was priced at £2.
Regular Irn Bru contains 20 calories per 100ml.
There is also a sugar-free version and Irn Bru Xtra, which also has no sugar, containing just 1 calorie per 100ml.
We’ve also asked how many calories there are in Irn Bru 1901 and will update when we hear back.
Irn Bru fans welcomed the permanent addition
“I can’t wait!!” said one commenter on Instagram, while another simply declared “yaaaaaaaaaaaas!”
But some are sill calling for the return of the “original recipe”.
One social media user said: “Prefer the Irn Bru prior to the sugar tax. This 1901 recipe is way too frothy and just not as nice. Bring back the original… original!”
Another tweeted “Just bring back the proper stuff”.
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