View Full Version : Where in Europe can you buy Irn-Bru?

17-01-2006, 16:34:27
This came to my interest after I read mrG's laments, and learned that it's going to be sold in Poland.


17-01-2006, 16:41:54
Irn-Bru is currently manufactured in five factories in Russia, and is also manufactured under licence in Canada. Bru and various other Barr products are exported to Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Greece, and Cyprus, as well as parts of Africa and Asia. It is available sporadically in Ireland.

The legal status of Irn-Bru in America is unclear. Several American companies import Irn-Bru, yet it is currently listed as a banned substance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA website[3] lists Irn-Bru and Diet Irn-Bru as containing the banned carcinogenic colouring Ponceau 4R, and Sunset Yellow FCF, which the FDA has to approve on a per-batch basis[4]. One importer, Great Scots International [5], modifies the drink to conform to FDA requirements.

The food colouring Ponceau 4R is also banned in Norway, and Sunset Yellow FCF is banned in both Norway and Finland, although Irn-Bru can still be purchased in certain Finnish shops specializing in imported goods.

Irn-Bru sold in Canada contains no caffeine, as only dark coloured drinks were permitted to contain caffeine. The taste is noticeably different, and the restorative effect is almost nil. This law has recently changed, however, as evidenced by the introduction in Canada of a caffeinated Mountain Dew; it is unknown whether this new legislation will lead to the production of caffeinated Irn-Bru.


17-01-2006, 17:02:07
:lol: nice, so drinking irn-bru is a dangerous and rebllious act

17-01-2006, 17:29:03
Why do you think it's so popular in Scotland?

Immortal Wombat
18-01-2006, 00:14:26
Because it's a drink of the barbarous and illiterate?

18-01-2006, 09:47:21
Poor Wombat, was nice knowing him.

18-01-2006, 13:05:19
his ding-ding just got kicked into next week

18-01-2006, 13:06:51
Originally posted by Immortal Wombat
Because it's a drink of the barbarous and illiterate?

Mr G, he just called you barbarous and illiterate, are you going to stand for that?

18-01-2006, 13:11:35
yaaay i think that "de onsterfelijke" is jolly

Immortal Wombat
18-01-2006, 17:41:30