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Where do/did they actually sell this stuff? Because the only time I've ever seen a TAB can in the wild is....literally in the wild. Like as a kid I used to go hiking in some wooded areas and parks near my home, and you'd find you know those clearings where some unsubs had a little fire going and you'd see empty beer bottles and every once in a while a couple of freaking TAB cans, and I swear to god in my whole pre-adult life I NEVER saw that stuff actually on a shelf or in a cooler in a store or gas station.
 
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It was fairly common on store shelves, in the Southeast US at least, in the 70s and 80s and got me through College, twice.
 

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Wasn't there a Nazi connection with Coca Cola Co. relating to Tab?
 

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Well, now we know Ready Player One will never happen...

 
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So it's like a return to the days of the "real tab" crisis except you won't be able to get the "good tab" from Canada this time.
 
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It's a mystery to me where one would get it anyway. Walmart and Amazon don't sell it.
 
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It's a mystery to me where one would get it anyway. Walmart and Amazon don't sell it.
 

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Never even heard of it.
So I won't miss it, I guess.
 

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Tab was definitely one of the "OMG I'm NOT that thirsty' beverage options that always seemed to be in my friend's fridges/coolers growing up. My parents would sooner lop off a finger than bring cola into our house.

Along with some smattering of RC Cola, Shasta, the multitude of barely flavored seltzers waters and some cheap generic brand of soda/cola that was only available in AZ or the Southwest the name of which escapes me now.
 
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That doesn't work here. The page says not available for shipping. There is also a list of the 20 area stores. They all say not available at this store except for one that says out of stock.
 

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I just googled out of curiosity.
The design layout on the can alone spells disaster.
It really doesn't speak to me, it's more like: Be smart, take a Pepsi.
 
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I just googled out of curiosity.
The design layout on the can alone spells disaster.
It really doesn't speak to me, it's more like: Be smart, take a Pepsi.
It seems like a '70s ish design. For example,




 

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Wasn't there a Nazi connection with Coca Cola Co. relating to Tab?

Nah that was Fanta. When Germany went to war and got cut off from the rest of the world essentially, the guy who was supposed to be in charge of Coca-Cola production in Germany invented Fanta to keep the factories running since they couldn't obtain syrup for any Coke products.
 
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I don't know about Tab but do they even still sell Barqs?

It seems to show up for like a week at the store then nothing for ages. Not even an empty slot. It's the only decent Root Beer, Mug is too sweet and A&W is too foamy.
 
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We’ve been alternating Mugs and A&W because Barqs isn’t available in our area.