Saturday, March 6, 2010

I Need a Drink...

Since "dietetic products" like sugar-free calorie-free carbonated beverages are legal on the 1972 WW Plan, I thought I should take a moment to address the diet beverage issue. Two servings per day are permitted in "reasonably unlimited amounts". Whatever that means.

Let us now sing the praises of the stupendously craptastic diet soda that we all know and love: TAB. I hope you will enjoy this creepy TAB commercial from the early 1970's and ask yourself, "Are you a mind sticker?"

Happy Saturday Everyone!


Helen said...

TAB was the very first diet soda I ever tasted! I used to beg my mom to buy it!

heidi said...

oh, it gets waaay worse. look for the knox gelatine plan on my blog. drinking gelatine w/broth. g.r.o.s.s.! makes tab sound like a coke classic!

Mara said...

I useed to derink Tab exclusively when I was in high school. One year we went to VA Beach for vacation, and I drank so much Tab that it, combined with the sun, gave me an allergic reaction and I was red and blistered and puffy. That's what the beach doctor clinic people said. Looking back all these years later, I bet it wasn't really the Tab. Because Tab, well, it's beautiful treat.

Lidian said...

Oh, I used to adore Tab! And I liked the pink can too. Also No-Cal soda which came in chocolate, among other flavors - my mom had a whole line of them in the fridge - they came in small but very heavy glass bottles.

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4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
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Ten Gone said...

I enjoyed watching that - advertising sure has changed over the years!! I've never had Tab, but I do remember it. (Btw thanks for visiting my blog :)

Chantel said...

LMAO! Oh my word--nothing like a little sexism to sell the good stuff!

Barbara said...

I STILL drink Tab when I can find it. However, in a house full of Alzheimers, I still doubt I'm a "mind-sticker".

And that melody is terrible!!