Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is among the delegates who are trying for the first time Scotland’s famously orange Irn-Bru.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is among the delegates who have tried Scotland’s famously orange Irn-Bru for the first time at Cop26.

Pepsi and Coke are not allowed due to a sponsorship agreement, giving many international delegates the opportunity to try Irn-Bru.

While trying to save the world from climate change, delegates to the Glasgow summit have been sampling a Scottish specialty – Irn-Bru.

Opinions have been divided as first-timers try out the orange drink, just as proposals on what should be done to stop global warming have caused division.

Malaika Doucelline Rousseau of Rwanda said, “It’s not very good.”

Dreli Solomon, a Vanuatu negotiator, told the Guardian he’s been drinking two cans a day since arriving on Monday: “I’ve never seen this drink before.”

I’ve had a taste and I’m addicted.”

Stacks of Irn-Bru have been seen throughout Glasgow’s SEC convention centre, leaving few options for those looking for a soft drink – producer AG Barr has a sponsorship deal that excludes Pepsi and Coca-Cola.

For some, the experience has been an eye-opening learning opportunity.

“It’s the main drink since I moved to Scotland.”

“It’s unique to Scotland,” said Azeez Abubakar, a Nigerian youth climate activist.

For others, it was a dream come true.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the United States Congress, has made no secret of her desire to try Irn-Bru.

She inquired about how she could obtain some when she arrived at the COP26 conference.

She later revealed that she had “finally gotten a hold of some Irn-Bru.”

Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, shared a photo of herself and the US politician posing with a can on Twitter.

“I’m pleased to report that AOC now has a supply of Irn-Bru amid all the serious business at (hashtag)Cop26 today,” Ms Sturgeon said.

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Philip T Reeker, the deputy US ambassador, shared a video ahead of the event in which he and his colleagues tried the soft drink for the first time before tucking into haggis, cullen skink, and deep-fried Mars bars.

“It’s phenomenal that Scotland’s ginger nectar has made such a splash with delegates from all over the world,” an Irn-Bru spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is among the delegates who have tried Scotland’s famously orange Irn-Bru for the first time at Cop26.

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Cop26: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez among delegates trying Scotland’s famously orange Irn-Bru for the first time

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