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Nearly 9000 People Have Joined Group To Storm Irn Bru Factory

Nearly 9000 People Have Joined Group To Storm Irn Bru Factory

People have finally decided to take action after the devastation of Irn Bru having the audacity to change their own recipe so that it didn't contain extortionate amounts of sugar.

Not content with the company looking out for their health, over 8,900 people have joined a campaign to bring back the original recipe. But it's not just a little online petition, oh no. These people are planning to 'storm' the factory where Irn Bru is made.

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The Facebook page is quite obviously inspired by the Area 51 group which had a very similar concept, if you remember.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

The viral plan to raid AG Barr factory - the company who own Irn Bru - aims to steal the recipe and any old stores of original cans and bottles.

On the Facebook page, the description states: "We want full fat back, what they gonna do, phone the polis."

Nearly 9000 people have shown their interest so far, with 3,500 saying they will attend the event, which is set to take place on 15 November.

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Last year AG Barr, based in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, changed the recipe of their famous product in line with the UK Government's sugar-tax.

Irn Bru's sugar content was halved, from around 10g per 100ml to just below 5g.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

The move attracted widespread dismay among fans of the orange-coloured fizzy drink, with a petition titled 'Hands off our Irn Bru' set up in response - it attracted more than 6,000 signatures.

As the new recipe was introduced, some sweet-toothed drinkers started stockpiling the fizzy drink, with some shop owners even selling them at huge mark ups. One shopkeeper in Glasgow bought a load of the original sugary stuff and was selling it for a ridiculous, and quite frankly cheeky AF, £3.99 per can.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

To put that in context, you can buy one can of the new less sugary version from Tesco for 65p, or three for a £1 from Poundland.

Posting on the event page, one cheeky attendee uploaded a picture of a topless man in a kilt saying: "Photo of the front line troops."

Others commented: "This event should be retitled 'Storm Area Fizzy Wan'" and "I'll be outside with a stall selling Irn Bru if anyone wants any. 2 fur a £1."

Someone else added: "I miss the original recipe! Why not give us the choice and charge a bit extra? I'd pay."

It seems that the whole thing is going to be a bit of a fruitless affair though - a spokeswoman for Irn-Bru said: "We're always up for online banter but seriously, any potential stormers will be disappointed; there's not been original recipe BRU on site for well over a year."

Good while it lasted though, eh?

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Viral

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]com.

 

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