1980s LILT

liltLilt is a brand of soft drink manufactured by The Coca Cola Company and sold in the Seychelles, United Kingdom, Gibraltar and Republic of Ireland only.  During the 1980s, Lilt was promoted with the advertising slogan, “the totally tropical taste.” In the late 1990s it was heavily promoted with advertisements featuring two Jamaican women, Blanche Williams and Hazel Palmer. They became known in the media as the “Lilt Ladies”.  

Lilt is also known for its advertising campaign “Here Comes the Lilt Man”.

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1978 TAB Cola

Tab_LogoTab, stylized as TaB, is a diet cola soft drink produced by the Coca-Cola Company, first introduced in 1963. The soda was created by Coca-Cola after the successful sales and marketing of Diet Rite cola, owned by The Royal Crown Company;  previously, Diet Rite had been the only sugarless soda on the market. Tab was “marketed to consumers who want to keep ‘tabs’ on their weight.”

The soda was fairly popular throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and the Coca-Cola Company made several variations of it, including Tab Clear and Tab X-Tra, as well ascaffeine-free versions.

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Coca-Cola 70’s Christmas Hilltop Commercial

Coca Cola Christmas Hilltop “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” TV Commercial.

Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines in more than 200 countries. It is produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke (a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944). Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton, Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.

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1978 Fresca

1978 UK & Ireland commercial for Fresca.

Fresca is a brand of citrus diet soft drink made by The Coca-Cola Company. First introduced in the United States in 1966, the drink is now sold throughout the world, although it is not widely available outside of North America. Unlike other Coke products, it does not have a Pepsi equivalent (although in many markets, Pepsico licenses, produces and distributes “Diet Squirt,” a very similar beverage owned by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group).

Fresca means “fresh” (feminine form) in Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.


History

Since its introduction in 1966, Fresca has been marketed in the United States as a calorie-free, grapefruit-flavored soft drink, ostensibly catering to discriminating adult tastes. In ads it was described as an “imitation, citrus-flavored, artificially sweetened dietary beverage”. Fresca underwent several major ingredient changes since its introduction. The drink was originally sweetened with cyclamates, which were banned by the FDA in 1969, and the banned ingredient was replaced with saccharin. However, in 1985, the saccharin was replaced by NutraSweet-brand aspartame. More recently, around the time of the 2005 redesign, acesulfame potassium was added as a secondary sweetener.

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Sunkist

1990 advert for Sunkist drink.

Sunkist is a brand of orange- and lemonade-flavored soft drink launched in 1978.

Sunkist was first licensed by Sunkist Growers to General Cinema Corporation, the leading independent bottler of Pepsi-Cola products at the time. The soft drink was the idea of Mark Stevens, who foresaw the potential based on market research which indicated that, worldwide, orange was the third best selling soft drink flavor (largely due to The Coca-Cola Company’s Fanta brand).

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