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Irn Bru

Irn Bru is the most popular caffeinated soft drink in Scotland, and available throughout the rest of Britain. Its advertising slogan is "Made in Scotland from girders", although the closest one can come to substantiating this claim is the 0.02% ferric citrate listed in the ingredients (although this could also be seen as a pun on the name of the manufacturer: Barr). In Scotland, it is even more popular than Coca-Cola.

The drink was first produced in 1901 under the name Iron-Brew, although changed in 1946 to its phonetic spelling to comply with government regulations.

When half-flat, cold, and combined with the previous night's haggis dinner, it is widely reputed to be an excellent cure for hangovers.

Rather surprisingly, it also makes an excellent mixer with vodka, which explains why it sells more in Russia than Scotland (although this information may be out of date).

Mfg. A.G. Barr, p.l.c., United Kingdom

Zany official Irn Bru web site: http://www.irn-bru.co.uk/

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