If I'm to believe what people tell me it's more popular than Coke or Pepsi here in Scotland.
I've been given some ribbing by my colleagues at work that I've been in Glasgow for over 4 months now and still not tried it. So about 2 weeks ago I bought a bottle and it stayed in my fridge.
It's very orange so I just wasn't in the right head space to put something that colour into my body.
Listed as some of the ingredients are (in no particular order) good old caffeine, 0.002% of ammonium ferric citrate, quinine, colouring E110 and E124.
Yet, can you believe that it is currently listed as a banned substance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Horrors). The FDA website lists Irn-Bru and Diet Irn-Bru as containing the banned carcinogenic colouring Ponceau 4R, and Sunset Yellow FCF. What, like those are bad things?
Friday was the day.
I grabbed it out of the fridge, cracked open the top and poured it into a glass. Did I mention it's very orange? And the taste, well.... sort of like bubble gum with a weird slightly metallic/chemical aftertaste.
I've drunk it, let's never speak of it again.