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Postby Apollo » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:23 pm

Cumbernauld's been open for a few years now.

Plastic bottles vastly outnumber glass, but take more energy to produce. This is because they are one-time only, while the glass make multiple trips in their lifetime (afraid I forget the trip number now, think it was 6 or 14 :oops: ).

The can is recommended if you want the product sparkling as designed to be consumed, as both the glass and the plastic bottles lose gas during storage, so what you get from them is considered to be flat in comparison.
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Postby pamd » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:20 am

We can only get the plastic bottled kind down here - which is crap, but drinkable. Lidle's sell it for 99p a bottle! Have to say the glass bottles do have a better taste, but we have had the odd bottle with a chip/broken top (causing injury to the casual swigger!).

And what were they thinking when they created DIET Irn Bru - must've been April 1st! 8O :)
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Postby Apollo » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:04 pm

doonunda wrote:The Irn Bru I get down here is bottled in Queensland Australia. :D

I just read the label :oops:

Robin Barr's a canny man... doesn't pay just to ship water, so only the syrup is exported to the bottling plants :wink:
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Postby Smartalex » Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:38 pm

New The Snowman, Irn Bru advert to be shown from tommorow night:-

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5059929.html
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Postby e2wufos1 » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:17 pm

Although it's on tomorrow night showing on ITV1 at 9.45 It can also be viewed now on the Irn Bru website

http://www.irn-bru.co.uk/snowman/index.html
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Postby Ally Doll » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:22 pm

e2wufos1 wrote:Although it's on tomorrow night showing on ITV1 at 9.45 It can also be viewed now on the Irn Bru website

http://www.irn-bru.co.uk/snowman/index.html


::): ::): ::): That's brilliant!
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Postby HollowHorn » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:35 pm

Best ad in years. ::):
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Postby nuttytigger » Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:14 am

just watched it - bloody amazing

but i thought the wee guy that was singing it sounded welsh :)
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Postby allyharp » Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:53 am

I read about that advert today and it looks great!
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Postby Simba » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:46 am

That is ace! I love it!!!
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:44 am

nuttytigger wrote:just watched it - bloody amazing

but i thought the wee guy that was singing it sounded welsh :)


Aled Jones' balls have now dropped so they brought in a soundalike.



Yes Pedants i know Peter Auty did the original soundtrack.
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Postby Apollo » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:58 am

Evil, nasty Irn-Bru attracts criticism with advert:

...the light-heated pastiche has been criticised for encouraging Scottish youngsters (many with major dental problems caused by sweet drinks) to consume more of a product which contains 215 calories and 52.5 grammes of flavoured, coloured, carbonated water. Some of the ingredients are claimed to increase hyperactivity in children. There is an apocryphal story that when Irn-Bru was sent to a laboratory for analysis, the report came back saying "This horse is not fit for work." Barr Soft Drinks say the advert is aimed at the 16+ age group and will be shown on TV mainly after 9.45pm.
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Postby duck » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:14 am

Why can't these people leave us alone and let us have fun for a change!!
"has been criticized............" Who are they, these critics, these has beens????
I'm sure there is a government department working full time to find ways to put a dampener on everything!
I think the ad is brilliant, pure dead brilliant!!
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Postby YokerBloke » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:24 am

Excellent ::):
http://www.tracertong.co.uk
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Postby Simba » Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:34 pm

This criticism is shite, I've never drunk fizzy juice ever, apart from Fanta when I was about 14 and now lemonade. The Coca Cola adverts when I was wee never encouraged me to drink it! Kids will drink what they want to drink, adverts aren't going to change much.
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