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If sales are shite, they'd revert, surely? If it's shite, no-one will buy, surely?

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The sugar-free stuff has been my drink for years, but I can only feel for @G_Man1985 during this dark time.

Hopefully this is just Barrs pulling a New Coke type stunt to increase sales. Hang in there, brother.

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Even if it tastes exactly the same as usual, guaranteed there’s going to be hundreds of faux Irn-Bru grief merchanting on FB and the like.

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7 minutes ago, 8MileBU said:

Even if it tastes exactly the same as usual, guaranteed there’s going to be hundreds of faux Irn-Bru grief merchanting on FB and the like.

Still would be preferable to hurl faeces at another person.

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1 hour ago, welshbairn said:

Nothing like this fuss about killing off Moray Cup for good. A wee change in recipe, aww bless.

p.s. bit slow then.

Is it actually going/gone?

Used to enjoy it when visiting relatives in Morayshire as a bairn. Glass bottle out of the Northern in Forres was enjoyable.

Would sometimes get it out of ASDA down here and then the wee bottles out of the Co-op but nowhere to be seen now.

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Is it actually going/gone?
Used to enjoy it when visiting relatives in Morayshire as a bairn. Glass bottle out of the Northern in Forres was enjoyable.
Would sometimes get it out of ASDA down here and then the wee bottles out of the Co-op but nowhere to be seen now.


Definitely saw a post from a shop owner saying they popped past Sangs whilst up in Macduff anyway and was told they'd stopped. The sudden and seemingly permanent lack of it in my local Aberdeen chip shop (that has been my old reliable source for a few years now) is of notable concern and implies that this s**t just got real.

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29 minutes ago, Derek Patterson said:

Is it actually going/gone?

Used to enjoy it when visiting relatives in Morayshire as a bairn. Glass bottle out of the Northern in Forres was enjoyable.

Would sometimes get it out of ASDA down here and then the wee bottles out of the Co-op but nowhere to be seen now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-41748874

 

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Absolutely f**k this. I love Irn Bru. Anything other than normal Irn Bru out a gless boattle is nothing other than absolute piss water.

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Why don’t they just continue making the original recipe but charge more for it?
My first thought too, I'd gladly pay more for my hangover fixer.

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They're between a rock and a hard place. While sugar is certainly less damaging to the human body than the artificial shite in the diet stuff, there is the equivalent of eight teaspoonfuls of sugar per can. That's actually shocking and needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency. I normally prefer the educational route myself, but sometimes a harder line needs to be taken...

 

Why is it shocking?

 

How long has irn bru been made? I’m still alive and a few fillings apart, I’m ok.

 

I did a quick Google for Mars Bars and teaspoons of sugar, just as a general comparison of things that are good. Found these. Irn Bru is at the higher end, but lots of the more enjoyable sweets have similar levels of sugar.

 

http://www.nhsbordersdentists.scot.nhs.uk/document_library/sugar_list.pdf

 

https://www.dentalhealth.org/blog/blogdetails/170

 

Jelly Babies have 32 teaspoons of sugar in a bag. Educational.

 

What happens if they just put slightly less sugar (instead of sweetener) in Irn Bru? Would it radically alter the taste?

 

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I've never really liked it anyway so not that bothered one way or the other.

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They changed the recipe of Lucozade about a year ago and it tastes considerably worse. Replaced half the sugar with sweetener so you end up with that horrible sweetener flavour. Very disappointing that drinks manufacturers are going this way.

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They changed the recipe of Lucozade about a year ago and it tastes considerably worse. Replaced half the sugar with sweetener so you end up with that horrible sweetener flavour. Very disappointing that drinks manufacturers are going this way.



Is the sugar hit not the actual point of lucozade anyway?

In 20 years or so they will no doubt be replacing the sweeteners with good knows what because of the damage they have done to people.

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