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Revealed: Where to find the last precious cans of old recipe Irn-Bru

Short of forking out a fortune on an online auction site, where can you still buy the pre-sugar tax cans and bottles of old recipe irn-bru?

Published: June 18, 2018

We've taken a look to try to find the few places that still sell those remaining precious cans from the days before the big change and we are asking for your help too.

If you spot any of the rare old-recipe Irn-Bru in the wild then let us know in the comments below.

We'll continue to update this article as we find them.



There are a few vendors on the online retail site selling the pre-sugar tax cans including one who is selling packs of 24 for under £30.

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Some enterprising Scots have taken internet listings site Gumtree to sell their remaining full sugar versions of Scotland's favourite Scottish soft drink.

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Home Bargains

The discount store is reported to have a large quantity of the 500ml cans of Original Irn-Bru.

B & M

B & M are another that are said to have more than a few cases of the old recipe cans and bottles dotted around their stores.

Glasgow and the surrounding area

Jackie's Convenience Store, Paisley

The Old Mill Petrol Station, Duntocher

The Blue Lagoon on Dumbarton Road, Partick

Kenny's ShopSmart Pather

(300 Caledonian Road, ML2 0HY Wishaw)

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Ben and Sue Chinese

(34-36 Sinclair Street, PA15 2EY Greenock)

Edinburgh and the Lothians

Illegal Jack's Tex-Mex Grill

(44-45 St Patrick Square, EH8 9ET Edinburgh)

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Linktown Local, Glenrothes

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Day to Day Express Alloa Road

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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