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Dobroplayer
12-20-2008, 03:16 AM
The "Teem" thread made me think of this.

Remember Tab? One of my best friends mom loved it...this is back when I was a kid...and always had it around when I was over at his house.

I remember it had a very unusual cola flavor to it, if I recall correctly. Hard to describe.

DP

Mr Zabe
12-20-2008, 03:43 AM
Back in the 70's I had no choice but to drink TAB.
Looking back I should have turned in my Mom for child abuse. LOL
We use to get those eight pack returnable bottles. We drank
about one eight pack a day.

TAB tasted like diluted carbonated tar. LOL
I attempted to drink a can of TAB about 10 years ago.
I got about a table spoon down before I had to visit the
porcelain goddess. LOL

popologist
12-20-2008, 10:07 AM
they still sell TaB in NYC... in six pack cans. i picked some up a few years ago because i was curious what it tasted like. the initial flavor wasn't bad... but the aftertaste was harsh... kind of metallic (i think it was the saccharin).

anyway... i actually think there's a niche market for TaB... IF it was reformulated with an aspartame/ace-k blend. they might be able to tap into the nostalgia market of "women of a certain age"... or maybe try to reintroduce it to a new generation.

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drpep
12-20-2008, 12:37 PM
Still in western New York State if you know where to look.

CitrusCola
12-20-2008, 01:45 PM
I've seen Tab fridgepacks in several stores in central NC. It's still made with saccharin, too.

Mabe they need to make a version with better sweeteners -- they could call it Tab Zero....

ithastabeshasta
12-20-2008, 04:44 PM
Still in available in 12 oz cans in Minnesota

Dewman1979
12-20-2008, 09:15 PM
that crap is still sold here

popologist
12-20-2008, 09:50 PM
I've seen Tab fridgepacks in several stores in central NC. It's still made with saccharin, too.

Mabe they need to make a version with better sweeteners -- they could call it Tab Zero....

i agree. the saccharin needs to go. with a better sweetener, there might actually be a market niche for TaB.

of course, coke probably doesn't want it to steal sales from diet coke. but... if it's stealing sales from diet coke, then it'd also be stealing them from diet pepsi... which would be a win for coke in the end.

popologist
12-20-2008, 10:15 PM
here's an interesting article comparing TaB, Diet Coke, Coke Zero and Diet Coke w/ Splenda...

Coke is What? | Fast Company (http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/98/lab-test.html)

Pepsi_Man
12-21-2008, 01:18 AM
99cent only stores still sell tab. A 6pak for like 99cents. :D

Dobroplayer
12-21-2008, 04:26 AM
Wow!!!

I thought the stuff was looooong gone, and been inducted in the Soda Pop Hall of Shame. I havent seen a Tab bottle or can for over 30 years.

Obviously some people like it.


DP

popologist
12-21-2008, 06:51 AM
Wow!!!

I thought the stuff was looooong gone, and been inducted in the Soda Pop Hall of Shame. I havent seen a Tab bottle or can for over 30 years.

Obviously some people like it.


DP

yes. apparently it still has a small, but dedicated following.

it'd be interesting to meet one of these people...

drpep
12-21-2008, 02:30 PM
Anyone watch the Sarah Silverman show on Comedy Central? There was an episode about Tab.

meetingpeopleiseasy
12-21-2008, 06:45 PM
I think Tab tastes pretty good, and it's available here.

drpep
12-21-2008, 09:26 PM
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Rochester, NY 2008.

popologist
12-22-2008, 12:03 AM
Anyone watch the Sarah Silverman show on Comedy Central? There was an episode about Tab.

i'm trying to find that episode on youtube. would you happen to have a link?

cokebabies
12-23-2008, 04:26 AM
At least they got rid of Tab Energy, the lettuce flavored beverage.

Supra TT
12-23-2008, 05:56 PM
An account of mine goes thru 3-4 cases a week