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    Default Where may one find the diet cola Tab locally?

    It used to be that you would find a six-pack amidst the 8 oz glass bottles at Skagg's/Jewel/Albertson's/[I think]Williams and Homeland. Not that I've seen, in a while. Does anyone know where I can find this, either bottled or from a fountain?

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    Sorry to disappoint you but I emailed Coca Cola and they responded with a phone number (local) to call. I called them and it is not available in the OKC metro area. By the way, did you know that the name "Tab" is an acronym for totally artificial beverage?
    C. T.

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    Not sure where one can acquire it. I remember tab from younger days. If I heated it, added some lemon and a splash or three of spirits to it, it was only mildly unbearable.

    To each their own though, so I'll wish you success in your quest.

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    Default Re: Where may one find the diet cola Tab locally?

    Slightly ot but I remember when that stuff was around people would put a bunch of salted peanuts in it and drink it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctchandler View Post
    ...By the way, did you know that the name "Tab" is an acronym for totally artificial beverage?
    C. T.
    Couldn't tell if you were joking or not - but that's inaccurate.

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    Ain't nuttin' wrong with slippin' peanuts in one's Coke. Barbara even made a fair bit of change singing about that lil' pasttime.

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    Are we talkin' REAL Tab? Or "new" Tab?

    The original (REAL) Tab (c. '65 as i recall) was an FDA experiment on The American People to determine how to recycle and extract a little profit from hazardous wastes generated by the Saccharine Factories before we gave up and started shipping them to (then) Third World countries.

    People who put salted peanuts in Tab were simply trying to put themselves out of their misery as quickly as possible.

    One of the neighborhood moms put a tooth and a nail in a container of Coca Cola and the same items in a container of Tab.
    The tooth and nail in the Coke dissolved. The tooth and the nail in the Tab bonded with container and mysteriously disappeared.
    Rumor on the street has it that whatever it became is doing a lot of research for Alex Jones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinpate View Post
    Ain't nuttin' wrong with slippin' peanuts in one's Coke. Barbara even made a fair bit of change singing about that lil' pasttime.
    If one in the entertainment business back then were actually to do what Barbara M suggested wouldn't that pose a significant risk of nasal discomfort? Leading to sounding a lot like Willie Nelson?

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    this guy would like a tab, please... -M

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    You might try checking out at Pop's on Route 66 in Arcadia.

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    Thanks for the chuckle RM

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    It's a Tornado (and cancer/not me but soulmate) Coping Strategy. =)
    (that should have been half a smiley)

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    BBatesokc,
    I don't make these things up, it was on the Coca Cola web page.
    C. T.
    Quote Originally Posted by BBatesokc View Post
    Couldn't tell if you were joking or not - but that's inaccurate.

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    BBatesokc,
    And now, when I try to find the quote, the Coca Cola site is down for maintenance. I'm old and senile but I'm certain I saw the acronym on the Coca Cola site. If I am wrong, I apologize to the group and thank you for straightening me out.
    C. T.
    Quote Originally Posted by BBatesokc View Post
    Couldn't tell if you were joking or not - but that's inaccurate.

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    I suppose in the scope of things, right or wrong, I did take the time to contact Coca Cola, they responded with a local distributor's phone number, and when I called them, after a fifteen minute search by the local folks, they said there was no place in the OKC metro area where Tab was available.

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    Thanks for checking that. Myself, I checked Crest for the possibility of ordering some, and a manager on duty said that they, as a local store, could not order it as Dr Pepper is in the same market. Which is confusing, but obviously some type of red tape. He did say to try a national store, of which Homeland barely qualifies, to see about ordering it. I'll ask Walmart on a whim tomorrow, expecting no miracles.

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    Sometimes it just takes getting out of the Great Plains Bottling Company territory. There are pockets, even around here, that they don't control. Tri-Cities I think maybe being one of the areas.

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    Very good to know, thank you. What's Tri-Cities, again?

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    (sigh) . . .
    i have been seized by a sudden longing for a bottle of Double Cola (like from down around Holdenville/Seminole or them parts).
    maybe even some authentic Grapette. or Duffy's Root Beer (denver area only).
    i will settle for Canada Dry Ginger Ale.
    whatever you do NEVER mistake Vernor's for a drinkable, carbonated beverage.
    (it's from up around Michigan and has a sinister elf as a logo)

    There used to be a Stop-N-Rob on N. Portland that actually had YOGURT Soda in the cooler.
    YOGURT SODA . . . (it caused me to look with new askansness at anything else they had to sell.)

    YOGURT SODA . . . (eeeeeeeeeshhhhhhgag)

    Sorry . . . That was a flashback from '65 vintage Tab.

    On the other hand . . . One could probably pureť some Lo-Fat cottage cheez (from Braum's) in a blender, swizzle-in some Club Soda, and enjoy a reasonable facsimile of the Tab version of Yogurt Soda . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Free Won't View Post
    Very good to know, thank you. What's Tri-Cities, again?
    Newcastle, Tuttle, and Blanchard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctchandler View Post
    BBatesokc,
    I don't make these things up, it was on the Coca Cola web page.
    C. T.
    C.T.

    Check out this Snopes page snopes.com: TaB

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    Marketed to people who wanted to keep "tabs" on their weight, Coca-Cola's first sugar- free drink once dominated the diet soda market.
    Cult sodas with a history - Tab (3) - FORTUNE

    Just keeping this board of record. For all the effort of verifying its official absence from Oklahoma City, chandler could have colorfully insulted my tastes for all I cared.

    By the way, I love Vernor's but I love even hotter ginger ales a bit more. Vernor's is mellowed a bit by something...vanilla?

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    She's a mindsticker . . .

    . . . and her name is TaBitha.
    (he's a TaBstalker)

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    My apologies to the board. I went to the Coca Cola site this morning and "Totally Artificial Beverage" is not there. I must have seen it when I was googling Tab. I'm irritated at myself because I usually don't pass those things around. I won't lose a lot of sleep over it though.
    C. T.

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