Stereotypical, Moi?

I think I have become a stereotype. Apart from the money thing. Scots are stereotypically tight with their money. My accountant would testify that I am definitely not tight with my money. I wish I was tight with my money. But apart from that, well, this photo illustrates that I have become a stereotype…


I like a drink, I love whisky, I love wearing a kilt, I have eaten more haggis than I care to remember and I appreciate the occasional can of Irn Bru.

So when I saw that Irn Bru had released a new fiery Irn Bru, and that my favourite chocolate shop, Coco, had released a haggis flavoured chocolate, I saw a Scottish Sugar coated delight.


Haggis Chocolate:  spices, massively peppery, coriander, nutmeg and cinnamon. It’s very like haggis. You know, it’s something that shouldn’t work; chocolate and haggis flavour, but it really does. Yum! (Just to be clear, no animals were harmed in the production of this chocolate. It is just the spices added to haggis. No Lamb’s stomach) 

Fiery Irn Bru: Like biting into a bit of ginger covered in sugar. Really not good. Too harsh and hot. Not loving this. Burns your throat. Where normal Irn Bru is a thirst quencher, this does just the opposite.

So what did we learn. Eat Chocolate from Coco, no matter how weird it sounds and don’t buy the new Fiery Irn Bru, unless you are going to slam a smokey whisky in it and create a new version of an EWB classic Sminger

Oh, and that I look great in a kilt.


Ps: Those were my thoughts on Fiery Irn Bru, but here’s some thoughts from The Nose, The Master Blender Himself, Richard Paterson of Whyte and Mackay fame: