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Guys, this is not a drill: the original recipe Irn-Bru is making a triumphant return, hitting shelves from today (22 March) as a permanent fixture to the range.
Many of you lamented its demise after manufacturer A.G. Barr announced it was changing the drink's formula in response to a sugar tax introduced in the UK in 2018.
But now it's back in its OG form, with the 'old and unimproved' Irn-Bru coming back to shops in 750ml glass bottles.
Once again, it will be made to the sugary 1901 recipe, which came from a handwritten recipe book stored deep in the Irn-Bru archives for more than 100 years.
Its signature taste comes from its unique combination of ingredients: quillaia for a 'frothy head', sweetened only with sugar and containing no caffeine, and the same 'top secret Irn-Bru essence'.
Adrian Troy, Marketing Director at IRN-BRU, said: "1901 proved super-popular with fans who really loved the recipe but were disappointed when stock ran dry. Now it's back for good, so people can enjoy it year-round with the first bottles going on shelves today."
A.G. Barr claimed people wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the old school Irn-Bru and its reduced sugar version, introduced in 2018.
Speaking to LADbible, a spokesperson from A.G. Barr said at the time: "We know that our loyal drinkers love Irn-Bru for its unique great taste and we've worked hard to deliver this.
"We ran lots of taste tests that showed most people can't tell the difference - 9 out of 10 regular Irn-Bru drinkers told us we had a good or excellent taste match.
"Irn-Bru will remain a sugary drink as the sugar in a can will reduce from 8.5 teaspoons to 4. A can of Irn-Bru today has just under 140 calories and in the future will have around 65 calories."
One fan called Luke McFarline told us at the time: "Its a national tragedy. Scotland is the only country in the developed world where Coca Cola isn't the number one fizzy drink. Now Iron [sic] Bru is bending the knee to a demand none of it consumers want. Shameful."
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