Vegan Irn-Bru Sandwiches Exist Now

By Holly Brockwell on at

We didn't think there was much of a crossover between Irn-Bru fans and vegans, but either we were wrong or a café is about to go bust, because it's gone to all the effort of creating a sandwich that combines the two.

The vegan Serenity Now café on Great Western Road in Glasgow has introduced a sourdough toasted sandwich containing Irn-Bru roasted pulled jackfruit and mushrooms with cheese and pickles, covered in BBQ sauce. We're not sure what to make of that ingredient list, but if you fancy it (and lots of their Instagram followers do, it seems), it'll cost you £6.50.


Image: @SerenityNowCafe on Instagram

Irn-Bru is more usually seen accompanying meals like fried chicken and chips, but Serenity Now aims to put "a healthier spin on your favourite dishes," and drinks too we guess. Dogs are also "actively encouraged" at the plant-based establishment, which frankly is more exciting to us than the sandwich.

Irn-Bru itself has been on a bit of a health kick recently: its sugar has been dialled down significantly due to the sugar tax, which cut the number of calories in a can from 140 to 66. Of course, Scots being the enterprising folk they are, someone's already reverse-engineered the old recipe so they can make a full-sugar version of whatever they damn well please.

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