An Irn Bru fan found an out-of-date can of the original recipe drink in a disused pub.
A.G Barr has discontinued the old recipe, on January 4, 2018. And John Davidson has refused to buy any product from the production.
The 47-year-old self-employed electrician was unhappy when the sugar content of his favorite drink was axed from 10.3g to 4.7g per 100 milliliters. But he was delighted after knowing about an unopened can of the original recipe Irn Bru in a disused pub where he was working.
Watch to learn more of his story below!
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The can which he found was expired in March 2017, in a disused social pub in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway. John asked the landlord to keep it. When he tested it later he said it tasted just the same.
John said: “I was carrying out some work for one of my customers, it’s a social club which had closed down for some time. I was meeting the owner, and I saw it when I went in, I’m always on the lookout for old cans of Irn Bru.”
“I spotted it right away because of the old label. I looked at the expiry date on the bottom of the can and saw how old it was, and asked if I could keep it and he said ‘no problem.”
“He looked at me strangely, like ‘why would you want to be drinking an old can of Irn Bru? But I’ve got little glass bottles at home that were best before December 2018 and I’m still drinking them, and they’re fine.”
“Sugar is a natural preservative. It was just as good as if it had just come off the production line. I’m sure lots of people will be very jealous, a lot of people haven’t had the old recipe for years now.”
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