Diet Irn-Bru comes in similar packaging to the familiar Irn-Bru
bottles and cans, albeit with more white and less orange, and 'Diet' in large handwritten script.
Unlike many 'diet' or 'lite' versions of soft-drinks, it's a pretty decent facsimile of its sugar-loaded namesake; only a slight lack of body gives away the fact that this is not The Real Thing. Otherwise, the familiar bubble-gummy
, fruity flavour
and rusty-orange colour are present and correct.
Another trait inherited from its big brother is the moderately high caffeine
content; whilst it doesn't begin to compete with strong coffee
(nor, I'd guess, Jolt Cola
), it provides a pleasant, gentle buzz
, which probably explains why I went through so much of it whilst studying for my finals
Contrary to xlucid
's writeup, Diet Irn-Bru contains a negligible
s (i.e. Calories) per 100ml (this has been the case for the past few years, at any rate). Unfortunately, accompanying your Diet Irn-Bru with that other Scottish delicacy, a Deep Fried Pizza
supper, is likely to cancel out this benefit, and then some.