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Posted: 14:59 Tue 17-May-2005. Price: 95p/ 500ml (but 2 for 1). Location: Woolworths, Woking; Superdrug, Romsey; Scotmid, Winchburgh and South Queensferry; JCR, Bath. Sub-flavours: Apple and watermelon/ Lemon and kiwi. Nutritional unusualness: 3% apple, 3% watermelon, 2% pear, 5kcal per 100ml.
"Was a bit dubious about this, but am now converted. Remember the watermelon flavoured Spangles you used to get... well this tastes just like that. Would definitely buy this again" - "lex1977". "As for these impressing females, I have to disagree. Watermelon and kiwi - could a worse flavour have been chosen??! I seriously doubt it" - "Sandy". "Not tried it yet, but it's currently chilling in the fridge to try later on this week" - "Phill".

...Sightings (of one kind or another) have been flooding in for this for a few days now, but the ever-photogenic "Stuart Campbell" come up with the best pic, damning the product itself with the following faint praise: Normally this reporter, given a choice between a soft drink containing aspartame and the certainty of a protracted, hideous death from dehydration in an African desert, would be finding somewhere shady to lie down and die. And for drinks sweetened with ONLY aspartame rather than a mix of sweeteners and sugar, doubly so. So imagine my surprise when, purely in the spirit of investigative journalism, I sampled a bottle of each variety this weekend and found that, while a distance short of "delicious", both were actually more or less drinkable, with quite subtle flavour and little if any hint of the disgusting aftertaste that is aspartame's trademark. (Your correspondent was also caught out by the fact that Clear is carbonated - it does mention this in the ingredients list, but the label design screams "still".) The taste gets worse if you don't drink it all at once and let it get a little flat, but nevertheless, in a first for all-sweetener drinks, this is marginally preferable to death.


Posted: 13:10 Wed 18-May-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: that's odd, i nearly choked on mine because it was fizzy - what have they done with the packaging that makes us expect flatitude*?

*okay, non-carbonation.

Posted: 18:39 Mon 30-May-2005 by "blech" # permalink comment
Comment: Is this the stuff that's being advertised with the penguin on a railway platform, and the geographically-inaccurate "arctic pet not included" tagline?

My details could be wrong; I was trying to read the ad as a bus sped past.

Posted: 18:26 Thu 23-Jun-2005 by "lol" # permalink comment
Comment: ive not seen the advert but i have tried it its alright but i found it a bit to fizzy
Posted: 19:42 Thu 23-Jun-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I thought they were quite poor to be honest.

Melon/Kiwi....not for me.

Posted: 16:39 Thu 04-Aug-2005 by "yllekx79" # permalink comment
Comment: Can anyone help me?? I have searched the web to no avail. It is regarding the latest Tango Clear Ad with Sandra and her "metaphor"!!! Everytime it comes on me and my boyf scream at the tv "WHY"!! at the point where "sandra" is being slapped on her leg by a penguin!! Can anyone tell me why the penguin is slapping her leg???

Thanking anyone who can help me solve this .

Posted: 13:38 Thu 05-Jan-2006 by "Sparky" # permalink comment
Comment: the penguin is there because it is highly hillarious and totally pointless. it is the most wonderful piece of advertising on the face of the planet, well to be fair we are talking about it aint we!!!!
Posted: 20:39 Sun 05-Mar-2006 by "Daz"
(apparently posting from cache-los-ac03.proxy.aol.com) # permalink comment
Comment: Oooo, has anyone seen there is a new flavour of Tango Clear? Raspberry & White Cranberry. It is rather nice compared to the other flavours...
Posted: 23:50 Fri 17-Mar-2006 by "conor" # permalink comment
Comment: my uncle is in that ad hes that tall fat guy with the big leaf!
Posted: 21:39 Mon 29-May-2006 by "GROWLER" # permalink comment
Comment: Once again fabulous,totally insane and brave enough to take on the American advertisers and copy something that's very gay and add a little more FRUIT.
Posted: 22:17 Mon 29-May-2006 by "GROWLER" # permalink comment
Comment: Ignore the last statement i made,it was mean't for the latest advert set in Swansea with a few lemons too many.Got to be the best yet.Eat your heart out sony.
Posted: 12:57 Tue 30-May-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: the white cranberry and raspberry is ace. has anyone tried the orange yet? they seem to be replacing lemon and kiwi and apple and watermelon in the places i have seen them...
Posted: 16:10 Thu 22-Jun-2006 by "sam" # permalink comment
Comment: Does anyone know the who sings the soundtrack to the latest "tango clear" advert- where loads of fruit is falling down a hill...anybody know?
Posted: 21:07 Thu 22-Jun-2006 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: Jose Gonzalez "Heartbeats" is the track on the sony ad and the tango clear.
Posted: 00:01 Sun 10-Sep-2006 by "tina" # permalink comment
Comment: the song fro the fosters twist advert is "let it all hang out" by jonathan king. it is commonly mistaken to be by the hombres but he did the original and best version. those in the know who want the real deal can get it athttp://www.wedontdoalbums.com they have other cool stuff aswell. theres another sitehttp://www.wedontdosingles.com that sells quite nice albums exclusively

hope this answers your question x 75737 6

Posted: 15:56 Mon 28-May-2007 by "jane" # permalink comment
Comment: Anyone know of where I can get Tango clear Raspberry and white cranberry in the Cambridge area
Posted: 08:55 Mon 24-Sep-2007 by "ione onslow" # permalink comment
Comment: can someone please tell me the words to the advert as me and my friend argue about it often.
Posted: 14:13 Mon 24-Sep-2007 by "If you read this, SHUT UP, BI-YATCH" # permalink comment
Comment: The advert was summat' around the lines of this woman being drenched by these workers and water spilling on her. But she says no need, she'll stay cool with 'Tango Clear'. Then the penguin slaps her on the leg with a wet fish. SLAPSTICK!!!
Posted: 16:12 Tue 04-Mar-2008 by "gemma" # permalink comment
Comment: i love tango apple and watermelon does anyone know where i can buy it in the kent area
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