Such is the remarkable popularity of Irn-Bru in its native Scotland that it’s the single biggest selling soft drink and it outsells both Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
In the 1980s, the drink’s tagline was “Made in Scotland from girders.” If that wasn’t enough to put you off, then perhaps its luminous orange colour would be.
The taste? Sort of citrusy but metallic with a hint of ginger that leaves a long lingering finish. Its status as a hangover cure is legendary – and entirely justified.