When was IRN-BRU invented?
On a brisk Falkirk Monday, on the 15th April 1901, the Barr Brothers changed the landscape of Scottish history when they released IRON BREW.
What was IRN-BRU originally called?
Originally called IRON BREW, the name change came as a result of government regulation, which said a product’s name had to be “literally true”.
Although the drink did contain iron, it wasn’t brewed. This led to the brand name with the phonetic respelling of IRN-BRU.
Proper spelling is for nerds anyway.
What does IRN-BRU taste like?
A debate that rages through the streets of Scotland on any given day, some say bubblegum, some tutti-frutti, we’ve even heard ginger unicorns or haggis soda thrown into the mix.
Even the most experienced palettes are unable to decipher its complex profile.
So, let’s just agree it tastes phenomenal.
What is the secret ingredient of IRN-BRU?
If we told you, we’d have to kill you.
It’s girders. So…
Does IRN-BRU make energy drinks?
The answer is yes. Check out PWR-BRU. PWR-BRU
Where is IRN-BRU made?
IRN-BRU essence is BRU’d to a secret recipe in a factory in Cumbernauld, Scotland.
Where is the secret recipe kept?
In case of an emergency the recipe is kept in a secure location somewhere in Scotland.
What is the secret recipe for IRN-BRU?
The recipe for IRN-BRU is one of the world's most closely guarded secrets. It wouldn’t be a secret if we told you! Today only three people in the world know the secret recipe of IRN-BRU, former Chairman Robin Barr, his daughter Julie Barr and one other AG Barr Director whose name remains confidential.
Is IRN-BRU a hangover cure?
Many people feel that IRN-BRU is a great pick-me-up generally and there are those that believe it can help with a hangover. People with a hangover tend to be dehydrated so it could be that - or it could be a bit of magic in the secret recipe that no-one can explain.
Where can I get IRN-BRU merchandise and memorabilia?
We'll launch limited edition merch regularly right here on this website - or you can check out these popular items from our friends at The Glasgow Store.
Is there caffeine in IRN-BRU?
Yes. IRN-BRU contains caffeine but in small quantities, where it is added to enhance flavour. There are only 30mg of caffeine in a 330ml can of IRN-BRU. A mug of tea contains more than twice that, at about 75mg of caffeine, and a mug of coffee provides about 100mg of caffeine - so levels of caffeine in IRN-BRU are relatively low in comparison to other drinks. IRN-BRU Sugar Free and XTRA contain the same amount of caffeine as regular IRN-BRU.
For IRN-BRU Energy we use more caffeine to deliver a functional benefit, boosting energy and alertness. The high caffeine content is indicated on pack.
Is there iron in IRN-BRU?
Yes there is. Although the recipe for IRN-BRU is one of the world's most closely guarded secrets, we can confirm that IRN-BRU does and always has contained a very small amount of iron.