My friend Lisa swears that Tab is the only diet soft drink worth drinking, and pledges her loyalty to any store that consistently stocks it. So the Belle Meade Harris Theater is her regular shopping spot now.
Tab, introduced by Coca-Cola in 1963, was the soft drink of 1970s teens. For two years, my lunch was a Tab and two packs of saltines. With Congress debating a ban on saccharin in 1977 (which, come to think of it, must have been an effort by Big Sugar, because what the hell is wrong with saccharin, except that it isn't good?)... anyway, when there was a ban under consideration, two classmates filled a shopping cart at H.G. Hill
with $147 worth of Tab.
Lisa offered me a Tab, the first Tab I've had in 30 years. I expected it to taste nothing like Coke, but I never expected it to taste exactly like ... Mexican Coca Cola. Bear with me. It's less sweet than American Coke, with a thinner body because there's no corn syrup to give it "mouth feel."
Now that you know where to get Mexican Coke (the market next to La Hacienda) and Tab (Belle Meande Harris Theater), you do the taste test for yourself.