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Is Irn-Bru Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Been wondering if this popular orange soft-drink is suitable for vegans? Keep reading to discover all about this iconic Scottish export!


This famous fizzy drink is best known for its bright orange colour and distinct flavour. It’s called Scotland’s second national drink (after whiskey) which might have something to do with the fact it’s the most bought soft drink in the country – outstripping even Coca-Cola

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Is Irn-Bru vegan?

Yes, we’re happy to be able to say that Irn-Bru is 100% suitable for vegans and vegetarians according to the company and its ingredients list. Even though the drink contains Taurine, it currently only uses synthetic stuff, not animal-derived. 

Does Irn-Bru have caffeine in it?

The short answer is yes, Irn- Bru does contain caffeine. 

How much caffeine is in Irn-Bru?

Irn-Bru’s caffeine content varies from drink to drink, but the regular 330ml can contains 30mg of caffeine – which is about half of what you’d find in a cup of tea. Irn-Bru Energy has around three times as much caffeine, which is about equal to a high street coffee.

Keep your plant-based questions coming our way through the comments section below!


Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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