View Full Version : Tab ain't so bad

11-12-2003, 02:55 PM
I know some people who still prefer Tab to other diet colas. I tried it in the past and hated it - that awful Saccharin taste! Tried it the other day and it wasn't bad at all - better than Diet Pepsi.
Maybe it's because I've gotten myself to be able to drink Diet pepsi - due to too many places (like theaters) that carry it only and not Diet Coke. This shows how bad Diet Pepsi is.
Unless Tab now uses some sweetener other than Saccharin.

12-14-2003, 05:06 PM
Tab is still mostly Saccharin, although it does have some Aspartame. Tab is one of the few diet sodas I drink on a consistant basis (it and Minute Maid Light Lemonade) Kroger or Food Lion one of the other usually has Coca-Cola 12 pack cans for $2.50 or $2.79, and all brands, including Tab, are also on sale. Distributed by Central Coke and canned by Mid-Atlantic Canners.

12-16-2003, 02:11 PM
Mid-Atlantic CCE sold tab in 6 pack 20oz form, but that went away when CCE abandoned 20oz 6pk in all flavors for the new 6pk 24oz. They started producing Tab in 6pk cans instead.

MAC has produced Tab 12pks for a long time.. I remember seeing them a few years ago in the old 3x4 12pks.

Philadelphia Coke also makes Tab FPs.

12-16-2003, 07:25 PM
Central sales centers are selective as to whether they carry Tab. It's no longer available in Western Maryland, but still seen in Western Virginia, like Staunton and Harrisonburg.

01-09-2004, 05:39 PM
I still see Tab at the local independant stores, like Nob Hill. Yet, I see Diet Coke all over. Go figure. Just like Mr. Pibb & Cherry Coke are to be found around here.

01-10-2004, 01:17 AM
Consolidated has it all over this area in fridgepacks.

01-12-2004, 01:08 PM
I heard Tab is dying a slow death in North America. It has been for over a decade now, becomming more and more harder to find.

01-12-2004, 03:54 PM
not so, it's actually been at a consistent rate in michigan. it's increased as a result of the discontinuation of 6pack cans and with twelve pack cans instead. no plastic at all though, but tab drinkers know where to get it. it seems tab drinkers are the most fanatical, kinda like our surge drinkers smile.gif

01-15-2004, 12:58 AM
Seems consistant here too, also helped by the conversion from 6 packs to 12. Years ago I was paying $2.99 for a six pack of Tab, now I get a 12 pack on sale for $2.50.

01-15-2004, 12:59 AM
However Wal-Mart here hasn't carried Tab in a few years, I think it's the only fridge pack they don't have.

Thelonious Monkey
01-18-2004, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by fusion:
Mid-Atlantic CCE sold tab in 6 pack 20oz form, but that went away when CCE abandoned 20oz 6pk in all flavors for the new 6pk 24oz. They started producing Tab in 6pk cans instead.
What did the TaB 20oz. look like? Does anyone have a picture of the bottle? I thought it had been relegated to cans for ages!

01-19-2004, 09:45 PM
Take a Minute Maid bottle, and put the outside label as TaB, and there ya go.

03-07-2004, 10:43 PM
TaB really is an amazing brand I gotta say. I can't belive that we still have it here. In the age of fridgepacks its amazing to have around such a relic.

03-09-2004, 01:51 AM
I was shocked to see a lone fridgepack of Tab in CCE Eastern Great Lakes territory just north of me in PA.. from plant CN (Cinncinati). I already knew that Philly and MAC produced it, but I didn't know that CCE was shipping it in, too.

03-09-2004, 04:39 AM
I see rather large displays of TAB here in Indianapolis. Plant (HO) & (CN) both CCE produce fridgepaks. TAB seems to be taking back some sales lost to Diet Coke.

03-19-2004, 11:52 AM
Plus you gotta keep in mind there's absolutely no advertising for the brand. I read somewhere that there hasn't been a Tab commercial since 1986 (except for Tab clear).

03-19-2004, 06:57 PM
That's why I think Coke has made a mistake on Mello Yello where they've introduced it. There's been no advertising for it. Only advertisements I've ever seen for it in the past 10 years have been radio commercials around Roanoke, VA around 1999, when the current logo was unveiled.

03-20-2004, 09:51 AM
That seems to be typical of Coke these days. Just bring out a product and do absolutely nothing to market it. Then a year or two later they discontinue it because it didn't sell.

03-20-2004, 05:55 PM
Or, buy out a company and do nothing with their products. Then discontinue them.

Mad River
Planet Java

I wonder if Odwalla is next?

03-24-2004, 02:57 AM
i cant find TAB annywhere (i dont really care because i dont like diet drinks)