Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tahitian Treat

#36 in an occasional series of repressed 70's memories that turn out to be true.

What if we carbonated Hawaiian Punch?  Would the kids drink that?
Or would they just add vodka to it?

Things to enjoy about the above photo:

Pull tab.   Really cool kids dropped the tab right into the soda.  It is the equivalent of smoking non-filtered.  In today's Germ-Conscious Millennium,  we wipe the spout before drinking.  You can also make things out of pull tabs.  Well, not you, but this guy.

Hard can - it is difficult to see in this angle, but this is not an aluminum can.  Note the bottom seam.  Cans of this era had a fat side seam too, where the steel was soldered together by hard-workin' AMERICANS.  (maybe.  I dunno.)  That's rust around the edge there.  DELISH.

Chemically Enhanced - No secret - we love sodium benzoate.  We love sacchrine and Red Dye #2.  Put it together and whadda ya got....?

That Tiki Idol Font - I can not confirm a release date for Tahitian Treat, but that font and all things Polynesian suggest a full generation before mine.

What you can't see - it was bright pink, like the Barbie aisle.

More from the soda graveyard

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1 comment:

  1. Two things: 1. Around these parts the current tabs are collected and given to the Lions' club as a fundraiser to provide glasses for those who can't afford them - or so they say. 2. Was in the grocery store yesterday and could not find even one six-pack of Club Soda!! Can you imagine that?! M


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