Britain Loves Food and DrinkFizzy drinks
Fizzy drinks are ace. In childhood they are the exciting and magical alternative to moribund orange squash. In adulthood, fizzy drinks are the assumed hangover cure that never quite works.
So what are Britain’s finest fizzy drinks?
The mysterious 32 flavoured orange-coloured drink of Scottish Gods. IrnBru is made from a secret recipe that is only know by two people in the known world, that remains stored within a bank vault in Scotland. IrnBru follows in the tradition of many Great British fizzy drinks in that its name offers zero indication to what it will actually taste like. Regardless, it tastes amazing.
A Great British Drink, this fizzy fruity mix was originally named Vim Tonic, later shortened, as we all know and love, to Vimto. Few things say Great Britain more than fish and chips accompanied by a Fizzy Vimto. Like red wine and steak, this truly is a perfect pairing.
This pineapple and grapefruit drink is only sold in four countries worldwide, with the United Kingdom being one of those lucky nation states. Introduced back in 1975, Lilt and its “totally tropical taste” has wowed the inhabitants within the Axis of Lilt formed of Seychelles, Gibraltar, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. A very select group I’m sure you would agree.
Originally used in hospitals under the less appetising name of Glucozade, this energy drink is Britain’s go-to in times of sporting need. One of the few fizzy drinks that has its own research arm; The Lucozade Sports Science Academy. If drinks were people, Lucozade would be the smartest, fastest and most sugar high human alive.
At some point or another we have all been “Tango’d”, none more so than the endless school children in the 1990s who were slapped in the face after necking this delicious but dangerous fizz. Apple Tango remains one of Britain’s most underrated inventions. China has its four famous inventions, but Britain has the four “T’s” of television, telephone, trains and Tango.
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By Tom Greaney