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Irn Bru

I was asked by an American online pal aboot Irn Bru and while telling her aboot oor national drink, I started to think back and remembered Ba Bru, as I remember folk saying a bottle of Ba Bru. so looked this up on the Irn Bru site..and found the comic strip of a take off of Sabu to Ba Bru..


Doog Doog

nice find.
Beano

Calamity... aye ah remember when folk said Ba Bru, not politically correct now    
Hawick_1987

Definitely not for modern consumption, but a piece of history nontheless  
cybers

Ba-Bru is in the peoples palace ... I thought everyone knew this story i actually refer to it by this name all the time ... Though i dont do P.C
calamity

Didnae realize there were so many distributors either..

http://www.irn-bru-usa.com/distribution.html
dmk

cybers wrote:
Ba-Bru is in the peoples palace ... I thought everyone knew this story i actually refer to it by this name all the time ... Though i dont do P.C

i thought everyone called it ba-bru lol
calamity

another wee bit of Irn Bru info..


http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news...ish-drink-in-1963-86908-20353599/



Benny Lynch advertising the drink.

http://www.agbarr.co.uk/agbarr/ne...history-a_brand_is_born_1901-1953
davytriumph

Great thread.

Would love to see some images of the huge BaBru sign that was on top of one of the buildings near Central Station
Fireman

When we go over to the US to see our friends who live there now we've always got to take Irn Bru 'candy'.

I used to take some cans as well, but an over-zealous US official decided I was attempting some kind of subversive plot and confiscated them!  
cybers

Fireman wrote:
When we go over to the US to see our friends who live there now we've always got to take Irn Bru 'candy'.

I used to take some cans as well, but an over-zealous US official decided I was attempting some kind of subversive plot and confiscated them!  


Naw he just tanned them cos it's quite hard to get it over there.... Some stockists in Chicago think its made under licence though and made with corn syrup instead of sugar. Which is fine for Pepsy or Joke-a-Cola but just wierd in the bright orange one.
the researcher

ba bru adverts

i can remember the ba bru tv advert and the huge ba bru advert at trongate
the dundee courier and advertiser used to run the adventures of ba bru cartoon strip for years from the 1950's to the early 70's i think
schiehallion

davytriumph wrote:
Great thread.

Would love to see some images of the huge BaBru sign that was on top of one of the buildings near Central Station




dukeboxhero

EASTERN STANDARD January 15th 1949
Death of Lt.-Col. Barr, T.D.
Director of Parkhead Firm
THE DEATH occurred in Dublin on Wednesday of Lieut-Colonel Robert Barr, T.D., a director of A.G. Barr and Co., Ltd, aerated water manufacturers, Gallowgate. He was 53.

Until his recent ill-health, Lieut-Colonel Barr took an active interest in business and a leading part in the activities of the Aerated Water Manufacturers’ Association in Scotland.

He joined the London Scottish before the outbreak of war in 1914 and served with the battalion in France, taking part in all their engagements. Commissioned to the 7th Batt. The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), he served with that battalion for the remainder of the war and saw service in Gallipoli, Palestine and France.

He rejoined the battalion when it was formed again, and served continuously until the outbreak of war in 1939, at which time he was in command.

Early in 1940 Lieut-Colonel Barr was appointed officer for Glasgow district, and continued in that capacity until the end of the war. He took a great interest in regimental affairs, and was a member of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) regimental committee, as well as a member of the Territorial Association in Glasgow.

Well known in West of Scotland badminton circles, he was a keen horticulturist, and took a delight in the finer points of art. Colonel Barr was educated as Glasgow High School.
dmk

;ove the old pics =]
dukeboxhero


reproduced by kind permission of A.G.barr P.L.C
Cal

cybers wrote:
Fireman wrote:
When we go over to the US to see our friends who live there now we've always got to take Irn Bru 'candy'.

I used to take some cans as well, but an over-zealous US official decided I was attempting some kind of subversive plot and confiscated them!  


Naw he just tanned them cos it's quite hard to get it over there.... Some stockists in Chicago think its made under licence though and made with corn syrup instead of sugar. Which is fine for Pepsy or Joke-a-Cola but just wierd in the bright orange one.


Don't know about other parts, but I live in Virginia and it's pretty well available over here.  A grocery chain named Wegmans (based in New York) carries it, sadly only in the 16 oz plastic bottles.  Wish they could import it in glass bottles - that's the real stuff!
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