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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Word of the Day

Speaking of the word odious, I just tried the new Tab "energy drink." Oh my god, this stuff is horrific. Admittedly, I should have done more research, but with the name Tab and the exact same pink checked packaging, albeit in a skinnier can, I thought it might bear some resemblance to the original.

But, no, it's not even a cola. The only thing it shares with the original is the artificial after-taste. The actual taste has been described as "remniscent of a liquid Jolly Rancher." Yum, right? Apparently it's pink and therefore clearly being marketed to women as a vodka mixer. Please, readers, I beg you -- don't let this marketing plan succeed.

3 Comments:

Blogger Laura Holt said...

I really don't get this whole energy drink fad. If you're sleepy, shouldn't you just, I don't know, SLEEP? Clearly there are times when rest isn't an option, but have we become such an exhausted nation that coffee or Coke (in a can) just doesn't cut it any more? Or do people actually LIKE these disgustingly sweet beverages?

4/05/2006 11:20 AM  
Blogger Bailey Quarters said...

I'm pretty sure it has something to do with young people and their raves and those weird glowing sticks.

4/05/2006 2:08 PM  
Blogger Laura Holt said...

With their music like noise, and their caffeineated sugar water. It's enough to make a salty old grump like me hike up my suspenders, adjust my tri-focals, and harumph loudly.

4/05/2006 6:05 PM  

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