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Old Mar 16th 2008, 7:53 pm   #1
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Can I get some in Canada? I picked up a couple of bottles in SF yesterday, and it really reminded me how much I liked the stuff when I lived in Edinburgh. My wife, after exhibiting some initial scepticism, has become rather partial to it now, too. Can we buy it through ex-pat shops, or will we need friends/family to pick up some before they fly over?

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Can I get some in Canada? I picked up a couple of bottles in SF yesterday, and it really reminded me how much I liked the stuff when I lived in Edinburgh. My wife, after exhibiting some initial scepticism, has become rather partial to it now, too. Can we buy it through ex-pat shops, or will we need friends/family to pick up some before they fly over?

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Saw some at Real Canadian Superstore in Calgary yesterday.
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the local price chopper here has it
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have seen it in a couple of supermarkets over here - but only wee glass bottles, no big bottles.
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I'm sure I've seen it in Superstore here in Saskatoon.
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Available in Ultra Fresh, Zehrs, Food Basics etc..

Just little bottles though. The Scottish shops in Fergus and Elora sell the 2 litre bottles....for a price.
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is it my imagination or is stuff like this becomming more readily available? I mean Walmart even sells Pataks now - I'm sure they didn't when we first got here as I could only find that sort of stuff in some supermarkets!

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I think Pataks were bought by the Westons, that could explain it
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Take care when looking for your Irn-Bru that it does not say that it was bottled in Toronto.

The Canadian version of Barrs is not a patch on the "real" thing made in Scotland.

When I was in Canada last year, I heard that they had to ban Scottish Irn Bru sales for a short time until they changed the recipe for the Canadian market. Hence the version that is bottled in Toronto. Something to do with it containing a chemical that is against Canadian laws.

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Take care when looking for your Irn-Bru that it does not say that it was bottled in Toronto.

The Canadian version of Barrs is not a patch on the "real" thing made in Scotland.

When I was in Canada last year, I heard that they had to ban Scottish Irn Bru sales for a short time until they changed the recipe for the Canadian market. Hence the version that is bottled in Toronto. Something to do with it containing a chemical that is against Canadian laws.

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Tastes the same to me but then I've been away for a while now.

On this topic: I noticed that Ultra Fresh are now selling Bru in 375ml plastic bottles.

Still the best hangover tonic in the world.
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Tastes the same to me but then I've been away for a while now.

On this topic: I noticed that Ultra Fresh are now selling Bru in 375ml plastic bottles.

Still the best hangover tonic in the world.

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Tastes the same to me but then I've been away for a while now.

On this topic: I noticed that Ultra Fresh are now selling Bru in 375ml plastic bottles.

Still the best hangover tonic in the world.

What area of Canada are Ultra Fresh stores in ?
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Take care when looking for your Irn-Bru that it does not say that it was bottled in Toronto.

The Canadian version of Barrs is not a patch on the "real" thing made in Scotland.

When I was in Canada last year, I heard that they had to ban Scottish Irn Bru sales for a short time until they changed the recipe for the Canadian market. Hence the version that is bottled in Toronto. Something to do with it containing a chemical that is against Canadian laws.

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Caffeine? You can't have caffeine in drinks that aren't brown, or labelled as "energy drinks" or something. This should be in the archive, I think we've had this before.

I know Mountain Dew for Canada was different until they rebranded it as an "energy drink".

I thought previous Irn Bru problems were due to non-bilingual labelling, but I don't know, I've never bought any here.
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What area of Canada are Ultra Fresh stores in ?
Madmac is in Ontario so I would guess Ontario for Ultra Fresh.
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Madmac is in Ontario so I would guess Ontario for Ultra Fresh.
Yup - specifically Guelph.
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