In , steel workers working on the re-building of Glasgow Central Station were drinking too much beer to quench their thirst. So, a local soft drinks manufacturer named AG Barr brought to them a tonic-like drink made with caffeine and sugar that could get the workers through a hard days graft. On the announcement of his retirement from the role of Chairman in , Robin Barr confirmed that he will continue to mix the secret recipe for IRN-BRU at the company’s headquarters in Cumbernauld. In , the UK soft drinks industry proposed amendments to food labelling regulations, meaning it would become illegal to use a name which was not literally true. This would have banned ‘Iron Brew’, because although it contains iron, it has never been brewed. Nearly as famous as the Barr products were the Barr horses used to haul the flat-top lorries piled high with crates. Legend has it he weighed a ton and was said to be the largest working horse in the world. This iconic advertising is still recalled with fondness by the Scottish public. Contains a source of Phenylalanine.
Scottish rock band the Fratellis featured a play on Irn-Bru’s diet as one of their T-shirt designs in their tour. When was founded in the invented s wnen offers a broad was of premium cocktail solutions including fruit purees, cocktail bru and syrups. It was a brown carbonated soft-drink with a fruity irn taste. Soaring ice-cream sales provide boost to Scottish firm — Food News
A neon sign featuring Ba-Bru stood outside Glasgow Central railway station for many years, and was only removed in the late s. In , the UK soft drinks industry proposed amendments to food labelling regulations, meaning it would become illegal to use a name which was not literally true. Mysterious cast cut-outs and posters appeared in shops and universities across Scotland. A later attempt came in the form of an official Irn-Bru flavour in the Red Square line-up of vodka-based drinks; this too has been discontinued. A mother plays the piano, while the father and two children deliver a song which ends with the mother singing: ” The chairman of the company came up with the idea of changing the spelling of both halves of the name, giving the Irn-Bru brand. Along with the comic, a neon sign featuring Ba-Bru stood outside Glasgow Central Station for many years, eventually being removed in the late s. Barr has a long-established gimmick associating Irn-Bru with Scottishness, stemming from the claim of it being Scotland’s most popular soft drink. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. More drinks can have caffeine: Health Canada.
The drink currently contains The recipe is a closely-guarded secret which has been handed down from generation to generation of the Barr family. Only three people currently know the recipe: former company chairman Robin Barr, his daughter, company secretary and legal affairs manager Julie Barr, and an unnamed AG Barr board director. Irn-Bru originally became popular because sanitation was poor at the time and it was considered to be a healthy way to boost your energy by many people in industrial areas. It used to be called Iron Brew, but the name was changed in due to fears over new labelling regulations. In , Irn-Bru was forced to carry a warning that it may cause hyperactivity in children. In , the drink was banned from Canada because of the additives it contains. When Barack Obama visited St Andrews earlier this year, Scots were outraged when he was seen drinking the sugar-free version of the orange drink. Irn-Bru has its own tartan which was originally designed in by Howe design and then redesigned by Kinloch Anderson in the late s. Already have an account? Log in here.