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TAB Clear

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TAB Clear was suppose to be Coke but clear. The lemonade-looking, Cola-tasting (not quite) soft drink with the 8 wonders of the world advert (TAB Clear as no. 8).

TAB Clear was a strange idea that mysteriously disappeared. Obviously not a success in the UK - but cool all the same.


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Tab Clear - Clear Can? Last post by the-peoples-poet
06 September 2012

Do You Remember TAB Clear?

Do You Remember TAB Clear?

  • Anonymous user
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    Found a shop selling cans of it in Port Elizabeth-South Africa in 2008. Didn't taste as nice as I thought I remebered it would mind, however it was nice to know that it does actually exist and it wasn't something I dreamed up having existed lol ;D
  • VANHELSING
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    Yeah. I remember this stuff being around during the 90s. My local offy used to flog it for 20p.
  • Anonymous user
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    I still find myself saying 'All will become clear, tab clear', which I guess was their slogan
  • 80stvfreak
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    Yes, I remember TAB Clear, I thought it was a wonderful invention, who would have thought it - clear cola, it was brill, such a clever idea, wish they still sold it now, cos I would buy some.
  • Anonymous user
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    Don't know what TAB Clear failed - it was lovely. I thought it had a marginally cinammon-like taste to it. Loved it. Hate the people who didn't buy it and forced the makers to drop it. I hate lots of people, clearly...
  • Anonymous user
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    Tab Cola is still manufactured by Coca Cola for the Die Hards and available in certain shops in the USA and Great Britain at a premium price Don't know if thats the same thing as Tab Clear though ??
  • GregJames
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    According to what information I could gather, TaB Clear was Coca-Cola's contribution to the "clear cola" craze during the early '90s. It was introduced in 1993 but proved to be a flop and was pulled after less than a year in the United States and United Kingdom. Launched in 1993 discontinued in 1994. :-(
  • Anonymous user
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    Damn! what a great drink! i used to have a can of this most days as i did a paperound and my shop stocked it. Great can design, shame it didnt last.
  • Anonymous user
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    I think I remember tasting a free sample of TAB clear during it's early 90's re-launch. Just tasted like diet coke to me and I wasn't impressed. One-cals were better. Skinny cans, and had a twist of lemon in their cola long before coke or pepsi!
  • Anonymous user
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    Finally I've found other people that remember TAB Clear! I'd started to think that I had imagined this fantastic drink that used to send me hyperactive. My mum banned me from drinking it, but I'd manage to sneak to the shops and buy it. Then one day it just disappeared!!! I've been lost ever since without my weekly fix!