‘We wish full fats again’ – plan to ‘storm’ Barr manufacturing facility to demand authentic Irn Bru goes viral

Final month, we had ‘Storm Space 51, They Cannot Cease All Of Us’, a jokey occasion posted on Fb that inspired as many individuals as doable to storm the infamous American air drive base to search for proof of extraterrestrial life.

The occasion went viral, with over two million folks responding that they have been going, and an additional 1.5 million saying they have been eager about attending the bottom ‘raid’ on 20 September, which ended up turning right into a mini competition.

Flash ahead to October, and Scottish Facebook have determined to throw an analogous occasion, albeit one which’s centered on sugary drinks than alien encounters. Specifically, our ‘different’ nationwide drink, Irn Bru.

The occasion web page on Fb

The occasion is named “Storm The Irn Bru Manufacturing unit For Authentic Recipe Product”, and to date over 7000 folks have mentioned they’re eager about attending the try to trace down some full sugar ‘Bru – and that quantity goes up on a regular basis.

The recipe was modified in 2018 to adjust to the federal government’s so-called ‘sugar tax’, a levy on sugary drinks that places a surcharge of 24p on drinks containing 8g of sugar per 100ml. The Cumbernauld-based agency reduce Irn Bru’s sugar content material from about 10g per 100ml to simply under 5g consequently, sparking widespread dismay amongst authentic recipe followers.


Storm The Irn Bru Manufacturing unit’s Fb description merely says: “we would like full fats again, what they gonna do, telephone the polis”. The raid is because of happen on 16 November, and primarily based on the feedback it appears probably that at the very least a number of folks will present up.

The truth is, simply a short while in the past organiser Andrew Dinan posted an replace on the web page saying: “Excellent news for full fat followers, obtained a boy I’ve spoke to bringing instances of the good things to be auctioned off on the day. Higher convey your wallets.”

So, what do you suppose: will you be going alongside to storm the Irn Bru HQ like sugar-deprived white walkers attacking Winterfell?

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Are you planning to ‘Storm’ the Irn Bru manufacturing facility?

Hopefully there will not be any brawls on the day – some folks have boldly posted on the Fb occasion web page that they like the brand new recipe. That is positively combating speak round right here.

And the highest remark general must be: “this occasion ought to be retitled ‘Storm Space Fizzy Wan'”.

Sadly, it seems to be like they could be left somewhat disapointed.

A spokesperson for Irn-Bru says: “We’re all the time up for on-line banter however critically, any potential stormers can be disillusioned; there’s not been authentic recipe BRU on web site for nicely over a 12 months.” Booo.

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