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Lazarus and the Gimp
12-08-2005, 19:10:40
It tasted like cancer, but it felt like I was striking a blow against globalised capitalist hegemony. That felt goooooooood.

Japher
12-08-2005, 19:25:25
eh?

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-08-2005, 20:06:02
Coca-Cola is the world's biggest-selling soft drink in every 1st world country, except one. Scotland- where it languishes behind the mighty Bru.

The Shaker
12-08-2005, 20:06:59
and what's the first world country?

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-08-2005, 20:10:33
Guinea-Bissau.

Japher
12-08-2005, 20:16:05
Oh, good call.

I would of gone with France, but then after last summer I am not really sure if I would call them first world.

Cruddy
12-08-2005, 20:21:11
Irn Bru. A fine soft drink, easily as good as Dr Pepper and more nutritious.

Still shit loads of sugar though.

Japher
12-08-2005, 20:30:24
yum... shit loads

self biased
13-08-2005, 02:36:47
:brwncard:

*End Is Forever*
13-08-2005, 10:10:56
Irn-Bru :beer:

Fergus & The Brazen Car
13-08-2005, 12:31:00
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
It tasted like cancer, but it felt like I was striking a blow against globalised capitalist hegemony. That felt goooooooood.


Made in Scotland from girders- or Muriel Gray's rinsed gussets, more like.


It occupies a fondly remembered place in my childhood, along with sniffing Bostik in physics class, drinking Peardrax and Cydrax and standing over burning lino fumes.

Such, such were the days, on those blue remembered hills....

protein
13-08-2005, 12:35:07
great for hangovers because of the quinine and caffeine. not sure what the ammonium ferric citrate does though.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
13-08-2005, 13:49:59
Originally posted by protein
great for hangovers because of the quinine and caffeine. not sure what the ammonium ferric citrate does though.


If Scottish, stops you breeding and makes you whinge about the English.

MOBIUS
13-08-2005, 16:22:54
I once took a taxi past the Irn Bru factory near Cumbernauld when I was on a business trip - great drop that and long may it continue to be out of the hands of the big companies!

I remember when I was in NZ that even the home grown drink L&P (Lemon & Paeroa) sold out to Coca Cola...:(

*End Is Forever*
14-08-2005, 12:07:43
Anyone like Irn-Bru fizzy bars too?

alsieboo
14-08-2005, 15:22:37
ooh, the fizzy bars are a bit nicer than the drink

Tizzy
14-08-2005, 16:54:20
Yaay for bru, the cure for everything!

Provost Harrison
14-08-2005, 17:13:18
Never had the fizzy bars...

The Norks
14-08-2005, 18:54:27
how can anyone NOT love Irn Bru?

Funko
15-08-2005, 09:22:53
The quinine must be the thing that gives it the extra life giving properties over normal caffiene based soft drinks.

Kitsuki
15-08-2005, 09:49:52
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Coca-Cola is the world's biggest-selling soft drink in every 1st world country, except one. Scotland- where it languishes behind the mighty Bru.

Its number one in Russia too now - bizarre why though.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
15-08-2005, 09:51:48
Originally posted by Kitsuki
Its number one in Russia too now - bizarre why though.

Because it saves you the effort of holding a slightly caramelized pound bag of sugar between your teeth, whilst someone drenches it in soda water and attempts to pickle your insides with weak formaldehyde.

Tizzy
15-08-2005, 10:01:03
Originally posted by Kitsuki
Its number one in Russia too now - bizarre why though.

It isn't really


There is an urban legend, oft heard in Scotland when discussing the drink, that states variously that Irn-Bru is more popular in Russia than it is in Scotland, or that it is more popular than Coca-Cola in Russia. This is untrue. Barr's first venture in Russia, with a Russian company backed by American venture capitalists, failed in August 2001. A second attempt at cracking the Russian market began in June 2002, backed by the Pepsi Bottling Group of Russia. Robin Barr, AG Barr chairman, said of the legend "Maybe I could sit here and hope that it [was more popular than Coke], but Coke was introduced into the Russian marketplace shortly after 1990, so they've been in business for some 12 years now, whereas we only started franchising Irn-Bru in Russia towards the end of 1998.

http://www.answers.com/topic/irn-bru

Kitsuki
15-08-2005, 11:14:09
That's me told...

Incidentally, I'm Scottish and I would rather drink my own urine than Irn-Bru.

Eklektikos
15-08-2005, 12:54:47
I thought there was a law against being both Scottish and a Tory supporter these days?

Funko
15-08-2005, 13:07:01
They are rarer than a teenage virgin in Whitley.

The Norks
15-08-2005, 13:15:48
they're not that rare. There's a lot of Scottish royalists too but they meet in secret cabals in underground vaults by midnight...or something

Funko
15-08-2005, 13:19:18
They got a Scottish royal on the throne once, they can do it again!