posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 06:28 PM
a reply to: nonspecific
Well now, I have always suffered from a sweet tooth and IRN BRU not the false versions but Barr's original is still my second favourite soft drink
ousted into second place by Bar's own limited edition extra hot version which had ginger extract to give it more of a bite but which is a bitch to
find south of the border.
I seem to remember a story about a north African Arab/North African entrepreneur whom had fallen in love with IRN BRU and saw a business opportunity
as Cola was of course seen as an American brand and of course for some in that part of the world anti American sentiment is almost a religious fervour
and so he began importing it in bulk with his sales starting to grow exponentially back in the 90's, you know Cola addict's well this guy was an IRN
BRU addict, I remember this because when I saw it on TV it made me chuckle, he had a little flat bed pick up loading with crates of the stuff at first
and was going around giving samples to people to try in order to earn new customers and like the old Alpine soft drink's here in the UK he mostly
delivered to his customers a little like a milkman.
Now for those whom have not tried it, well IRN BRU is a very popular mixer for whisky up in old Caledonia though I have to admit that though I seldom
drink whisky I prefer my whisky straight even though I don't drink and I am of course only talking about that when I use whisky for medicinal purpose
such as sore throat's etc, strong whisky neat kill's most bug's.
Nothing beat's IRN BRU as a soft drink especially when it is ice cold but it does have one disadvantage and that is that it is not as good at
cleaning the toilette (loo, crapper, dunny if you are confused as Toilette in UK tends to mean that rather than a lady's make up parlour) as Cola is
and it may actually have more Caffeine even that cola though of this fact I am not certain but like Cola caffeine is a major ingredient of IRN BRU and
hence it's use for hangover's, late night's as a pick me up etc.
Lastly for anyone wanting to taste it do not try cheap knock off's such as supermarket brand's (Morrison's, Tesco etc) as they simply do not taste
the same at all and would give you a false impression perhaps even putting you off trying the real thing as some of them are awful and before I forget
IRN BRU is of course mildly addictive just like Cola due to the Caffeine content within it.
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