The most challenging tasting experience of my life

I drank a few cans of Irn Bru (made in Scotland from girders) whilst in Edinburgh and didn’t have a freaking clue how to describe the taste. I shall attempt this now. The flavourings include quinine and caffeine. It also contains 0.002% Ammonium Ferric Citrate, yum.

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Irn Bru, Barr

The first thing to notice is its livid colour, doesn’t that worry you slightly? Smells very slightly of candied orange peel, but the nose is rather indistinct. It is hellishly sweet, I can feel my teeth rot as I drink it. But what does it taste like? I think there is a hint of some kind of citrus fruit, but I am buggered if I can put my finger on which one. Would ‘artifical fruit flavour’ be an acceptable description? I hope it is because it is quite weird, I have only encountered this flavour in Irn Bru. Some kind of tutti-frutti thing, possibly? The main character is clearly that it is very sweet.

How can I improve my tasting notes with things like this? Try Tizer next, I suppose…

  • Keith

    David
    Irn Bru (made from girders in Scotland) tastes, as any blue-skinned Scot will tell you, of one thing: Irn Bru. Best used for washing down the national dish – deep fried Mars Bar!
    Keith

  • Marden

    It tastes of packets of 1980s Hubba Bubba.