Extinction of a conditioned palatability shift preceded extinction of conditioned taste avoidance whether rats were tested using a within-subjects design or a between-subjects design. In each of two experiments, consumption of 0.1% saccharin was paired with either 20 ml/kg of 0.15 M LiCl or equivolume physiological saline on a single trial. In Experiment 1, on each of 10 extinction trials, rats were given a taste reactivity test immediately prior to a consumption test. In Experiment 2, half of the rats were extinguished by taste reactivity testing and half of the rats were extinguished by a consumption test on each of 10 extinction trials. In both experiments, the aversive reactions of gaping and passive dripping were extinguished in a single trial and the suppression of ingestive reactions was extinguished in 2 trials; however, extinction of taste avoidance required 4–5 trials. These results suggest that rats continue to avoid a lithium-paired flavor even when they do not have an aversion to the taste.