Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Can I buy A.G. Barr’s products abroad?

Yes. You can buy many of our products outside of the UK. For example IRN-BRU,...

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Do your products taste better in glass?

We use the same great ingredients and manufacturing processes to make sure our products taste...

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I’m looking for a particular flavour that doesn’t seem to be available any more – what’s happened?

Fashions and tastes change, which means that some products are more popular than others so...

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I own a shop and I’d like to stock your products – who can I talk to?

We supply our products to a wide variety of customers across the UK, including supermarkets,...

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Why don’t you offer returnable glass bottles now?

There has been a significant shift in people’s recycling habits over the past few years....

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Is the Barr family still involved in the business?

Robin Barr is the great grandson of Robert Barr, who first established a soft drinks...

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Do you just make fizzy drinks?

No, we have a wide range of brands to suit any occasion. This includes Strathmore...

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How did the A.G. Barr company come about?

Robert Barr set the family cork cutting business onto an exciting new course when in...

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I have found an old Barr bottle. Can you tell me how old it is and if it is worth anything?

We have created a useful section on our website featuring many Barr bottles and their...

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Can you tell me about A.G. Barr today?

Our business was established over 140 years ago and today A.G. Barr is a FTSE...

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I’d like to work for A.G. Barr - how do I go about it?

As a successful FTSE 250 Company, we employ around 1,000 employees across the UK. If...

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Does A.G.Barr offer a work experience or intern programme?

We do not currently operate a work experience or intern programme for students leaving school,...

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I’m studying A.G. Barr for a project - who can I talk to for more information on the company?

We get lots of enquiries from pupils and students who are interested in receiving more...

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Do you organise tours of the factory?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer public tours of our factories at this time but...

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Does A.G. Barr support charities and community groups?

Yes, we support many local and national organisations with in-kind and cash support. As you...

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How can I get sponsorship for my group?

As you can imagine we receive a lot of requests for sponsorship support and regrettably...

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Does A.G. Barr have a `company charity’?

Yes, we do. Our company charity is MacMillan Cancer Care. Our employees voted to support...

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What are you doing to encourage consumers to dispose of their packaging responsibly?

We encourage our consumers to act responsibly when disposing of our packaging however we understand...

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What are you doing to reduce waste?

We understand the impact our business has on the environment and continue to make real...

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Do your drinks contribute to obesity?

We believe the most effective way to tackle a complex issue like obesity is to...

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How safe is aspartame?

As with all our ingredients, aspartame is fully approved as safe to use by the...

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Do soft drinks cause dental problems?

Dental damage has many causes, some dietary and others not. Drinking low or no sugar...

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Are your products vegan and vegetarian friendly?

All of our soft drinks are suitable for a vegetarian diet. However our Pineapple and...

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Are your products suitable for diabetics?

We offer a range of sugar-free and low sugar products as well as Strathmore Water...

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Are your products Kosher?

We do provide the London Beth Din with information about our products and we currently...

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Is there iron in IRN-BRU?

Yes there is. Although the recipe for IRN-BRU is one of the world's most closely...

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Do you make an energy drink?

We have an exclusive licence from the US company Rockstar Inc. to make, market and...

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Is there caffeine in IRN-BRU?

Yes. IRN-BRU contains caffeine, but in small quantities, where it is added to enhance flavour....

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Do you use High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in your products?

We do not use HFCS in any of our products and never have. We only...

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What does IRN-BRU taste like?

IRN-BRU was launched in 1901 containing 32 separate ingredients. The recipe remains a closely guarded...

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Why do you spell it IRN-BRU?

When we created and launched the brand in 1901 it was called BARR'S IRON BREW....

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Where can I get IRN-BRU merchandise and memorabilia?

We don’t currently offer an online store for IRN-BRU merchandise. However, we do occasionally sell...

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Is IRN-BRU a hangover cure?

Many people feel that IRN-BRU is a great pick-me-up generally and there are those that...

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What is the secret recipe for IRN-BRU?

The recipe for IRN-BRU is one of the world's most closely guarded secrets. It wouldn’t...

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Where is the secret recipe kept?

In case of an emergency the recipe itself is kept in a secure location somewhere...

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Can I use IRN-BRU imagery and brand designs?

We do receive many requests around the use of IRN-BRU imagery and branding however we...

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Can I use the word IRN-BRU in the name of my product or team?

We only ever grant permission to use the name ‘IRN-BRU’ in connection with official company...

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