A GLASGOW cafe has unveiled the world's first vegan sandwich - made with IRN-BRU.

The sarny is served on toasted sourdough with rocket, cheese and pickles.

Its barbecue sauce is made from pulled jackfruit and mushrooms - roasted in Irn-Bru.

Glaswegians have been flocking to try the sandwich at the Serenity Now Cafe.

Amelia Sulhunt, 35, head chef, said: "We take a lot of inspiration from American vegan cuisine, and it’s not unusual to see soft drinks like Coca-Cola or Dr.Pepper being used in those dishes, so we started thinking about how we could put a Scottish spin on that, which inevitably led us to Irn-Bru.

"It might sound a little strange at first, but Irn Bru is one of those soft drinks that has a very distinctive taste, so if you combine it with the right flavours, there’s a lot of possibilities there.

"Suffice to say, after we roasted our first batch, we were impressed enough to want to add it to the menu."

Barry Nicolson, Serenity Now Cafe manager, hopes their customers will enjoy it.

The 34-year-old said: "We hope they’ll love it.

"We made a small trial batch a few weeks ago and had it on as a special, and the response was great - we sold out of it pretty quickly.

"We’ve been open for about a year now, so we wanted to change things up a bit and keep the menu interesting for our customers.

"It’s one of four new sandwiches we’ll be adding to the menu."

Approx calorie count

  • BBQ sauce = 172 calories (100g)
  • Rocket = 4 calories (handful)
  • Vegan cheese = 50 calories
  • Pickles = 11 calories (100g)
  • Irn-Bru = 138 calories (330ml)
  • Sourdough bread = 289 calories (100g)
  • Pulled BBQ jackfruit = 150 calories
  • Mushrooms = 21 calories (1 cup containing 96g)

Total = 835 calories