Thursday, 4 January 2018

Irn Bru panic as fans stockpile before recipe change



Fans of Irn Bru have started stockpiling the soft drink ahead of a planned change in recipe.

 
Makers of the fizzy favourite are changing the formula of the product to cut the sugar content by almost half.


It is part of a sugar-reduction programme by AG Barr before the government levy on sugary drinks comes into effect in 2018.


But fans have launched the "Hands off our Irn Bru" petition, attracting more than 6,000 signatures.


Irn Bru drinkers are angry after the manufacturer revealed the new flavour would appear in stores in January.
They have been taking to social media to vent their dismay, with stories of people buying up to 250 cans mentioned but not substantiated.


Irn Bru petition



The Cumbernauld-based firm announced last year that it would cut Irn Bru's sugar content from about 10g per 100ml to just below 5g.


This will reduce the calorie count per can from just under 140 to about 66.


AG Barr said the move was part of a "long-standing sugar reduction programme".




BBC      News.