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Kiop
23-05-2009, 07:48
Anybody remember the Top Deck drinks range from the 80's?

They were in silver coloured cans and came in three flavours: Lager and lime in green writing, shandy in yellow writing and cider and lemonade in orange writing. We thought we were really cool drinking these and felt grown up because of the alcohol content of about 2%, LOL.

Heather74
23-05-2009, 10:30
I remember them, Shandy was my fav.

Heather74
23-05-2009, 10:33
Shandy advert
Top Deck 'Shandy' TV ad - 30 sec advert (http://www.tellyads.com/show_movie_vintage.php?filename=VA0332)

Richard1978
23-05-2009, 13:59
I was too young to buy them but I remember seeing plenty of others drinking Top Deck.

There was a range of drinks called 1 Cal with a similar can design.

Marine Boy
23-05-2009, 15:16
I remember these well. I think they may even have been around in the late seventies.


Shandy advert
Top Deck 'Shandy' TV ad - 30 sec advert (http://www.tellyads.com/show_movie_vintage.php?filename=VA0332)

Great memories, and that's an excellent website!

Derekflint
26-05-2009, 21:31
Don't remember the cider one, but the other two...

YES!!!!! I'm drinking now!!!!!!:o

Then you had your first real beer.;)

ridski
09-06-2009, 22:21
Loved their shandy when I were a lad, and its ready availability to anyone over the age of about 9 has nothing to do with my current rampant alcoholism, occiffer.

:D

Heather74
08-07-2009, 10:20
1970's can of Top Deck Limeade and Lager (un opened)

https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=1626&stc=1&d=1247044731

tulip
08-07-2009, 12:41
Ohhhh,Top Deck Shandy,my fav!You could buy it at a pretty young age and your mum didn't seem to mind.


tulip

bez5747
15-10-2009, 18:41
Brilliant work, I am thirsty, now!:)

moonvisage
18-10-2009, 17:17
I remember them.I am sure they were around in the 70's aswell.

memoman
06-11-2009, 07:48
My Favorite Range Of Soft Drinks.


http://i33.tinypic.com/29lcjn7.gif
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http://i33.tinypic.com/50igly.jpg

sixtyten
06-11-2009, 09:06
Great pictures ,MM :)

Kiop
06-11-2009, 13:13
I only ever recall the new style cans, not the ones pictured. I can't find pictures of the new style cans anywhere.:mad:

Richard1978
06-11-2009, 14:40
I only ever recall the new style cans, not the ones pictured. I can't find pictures of the new style cans anywhere.:mad:

I think they were mostly silver.

memoman
06-11-2009, 15:53
I think i remember them (the new style).Not dead sure.I wish you could still buy top deck.And if so to the original recipie.The pictures i posted were the 1970's version.

scotchmist
02-05-2011, 23:47
Do they still make this drink today? It came in a can and was basically lemonade shandy. I can remember a lot of my 13 year old friends drank it convinced that if you drank two cans you would get seriously drunk! I think it was about 1% alcohol! I couldn't stand the taste of it and vowed that I would never touch beer......that soon went out the window!

Marine Boy
03-05-2011, 00:19
I loved this drink!! There is an existing thread but I cant find it. Sorry.

HG
03-05-2011, 08:00
Merging with Existing thread

n3llyo
03-05-2011, 12:16
i preferred the lager and lime variety they did

Chris68
03-05-2011, 20:27
I only ever recall the new style cans, not the ones pictured. I can't find pictures of the new style cans anywhere.:mad:

http://i54.tinypic.com/2m4bwcy.jpg

Richard1978
03-05-2011, 22:20
I remember that style of logo.

darren
04-05-2011, 01:01
here is something i found out about top deck.

Top Deck was a low alcohol shandy drink available in a variety of flavours and marketed to children in the United Kingdom during the 1960s and 1970s. It was a brand of the Beecham Group until 1986 when it was sold along with the more popular brand Tango, along with the UK franchises for Pepsi and 7-Up, to Britvic.
It is believed that Top Deck ceased to exist in the mid 1990s. The 1990s rock band Nirvana were reported to have had Top Deck on their rider for an appearance on The Word.

Paulos
04-05-2011, 10:04
I know it's straying from top deck slightly but of course not forgetting Shandy Bass and does anybody else remember Panda Pops Shandy tagged with the line "made with real Badger Beer"!

Richard1978
04-05-2011, 13:38
I would never connect Nivana & Top Deck at all!

I noticed Panda Pops on sale a few weeks ago for the first time in years. Until the late 1990s they seemed to make up most of the stock in those clear plastic flap fronted fridges in Superdrug.

Trickyvee
04-05-2011, 21:04
By appointment to her Maj the Queen too! Bet a couple of those had her tripping over the corgis :D

memoman
08-05-2011, 01:36
I would proberbly suggest that it was dropped because if i remember right it was the old style 2% alcohol which in todays society is not so tollerated as a childrens drink.Shandy in general in cans today is more in the order 0.05% (percentages off the top of my head)But the principle is the same.Not that shops stopped putting sweets next to shop checkouts.They are bad for childrens health and teeth.

memoman
08-05-2011, 01:39
http://www.tellyads.com/show_movie_vintage.php?filename=VA0332

Richard1978
11-05-2011, 13:19
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/5649862572_1abe308412_z.jpg

Here's a later can dating from the late 1980s-early 90s judging by the ring pull.

DemonEyeX
06-05-2012, 03:17
Wow,
I can't remember them doing orangeade at all.
Passed me by that one, Nice pic Richard1978. (https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/members/4327-Richard1978)

memoman
06-05-2012, 11:06
I can't remember orangeade either? it is possible it is not directly connected with the withdrawl of the original top deck range.I remember at school someone getting a can of top deck shandy confiscated because of the alcohol content.

battyrat
06-05-2012, 11:06
I used to love the lager and lime,and if I felt like at a shandy,hmmm.....slurp.Have not seen these for years.I really fancied a lager and lime can the other day at work and spent most of the afternoon looking at the shelves and fridges in all our shops in town without any luck when I had finished for the day.Come to think of it I think I havn't seen a can since the 80's.Just had the taste for a top deck lager and lime.Hmmmm.......wasn't a happy teddy either as I had to settle for a coke instead.

memoman
06-05-2012, 11:14
looks like making our own then? mix bitter with either lime cordial,lemonade or cider.bass bitter would proberbly be closest to mix with?

ayrshireman
06-05-2012, 11:59
Watt Brothers (the Scottish dept store chain) in Ayr has recently been selling Top Deck.

I managed over the space of four visits, to pick up about 20 plastic bottles (no cans now it would seem) of Shandy and Lager & Lime.

memoman
06-05-2012, 14:16
http://news.blightys.com/2012/03/special-treat-for-lager-and-lime-louts.html

Richard1978
06-05-2012, 20:49
I'll have to keep an eye out for TD if it's making a comeback, I've not seen a can since the mid 1980s.

darren
07-05-2012, 01:18
I'll have to keep an eye out for TD if it's making a comeback, I've not seen a can since the mid 1980s.

great news.
i loved ut.
hope more drinks are on the way back

Trickyvee
27-07-2012, 23:21
Just got myself a bottle of top deck lager and lime from Poundworld. Nice!

Paul_1974
02-05-2013, 18:52
Just got myself a bottle of top deck lager and lime from Poundworld. Nice!

They sell bottles of Top deck Lager and Line, Classic shandy and cider shandy at QD stores, 3 bottles for a quid.


http://www.concordextra.com/img_uploads/Top-deck-500ml-cider-shandy-2H001D_1.jpg (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=9fbdzuHZ3MsUKM&tbnid=9uzzVhT1wSTRaM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.concordextra.com%2Fproduct%2F 22690%2FGrocery%2BAnd%2BSweets%2FTOP%2BDECK%2BCIDE R%2BSHANDY%2BFLAVOURED%2BDRINK%2B500ML%2F&ei=n6eCUdb5Jq_v0gXAtIFQ&bvm=bv.45960087,d.d2k&psig=AFQjCNG1code8CLIY_QwGJlni07kOinZ7w&ust=1367603485262939)http://www.concordextra.com/img_uploads/Top-deck-500ml-classic-shandy--2H001C_1.jpg (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=5OQh_oUOC_VK4M&tbnid=DQTNM9dNHqEI2M:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.concordextra.com%2Fproduct%2F 22692%2FGrocery%2BAnd%2BSweets%2FTOP%2BDECK%2BCLAS SIC%2BSHANDY%2BFLAVOURED%2BDRINK%2B500ML%2F&ei=q6eCUYrWM8qG0AXG7oDgBw&bvm=bv.45960087,d.d2k&psig=AFQjCNFPzZINYNEs4htF3h5SWIViEajD8Q&ust=1367603497705838)http://www.concordextra.com/img_uploads/Top-deck-500ml-larger-and-lime--2H001E_1.jpg (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=uPSIQ10A5t2KaM&tbnid=d0JVxMaJ-mcfaM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.concordextra.com%2Fproduct%2F 22693%2FGrocery%2BAnd%2BSweets%2FTOP%2BDECK%2BLAGE R%2BAND%2BLIME%2BFLAVOURED%2BDRINK%2B500ML%2F&ei=u6eCUfjbCIiy0QXV4YD4Cg&bvm=bv.45960087,d.d2k&psig=AFQjCNFgmgHweahndAam-nVLvwMU2XiYsQ&ust=1367603509451496)

wherewasI
16-05-2013, 09:29
Tragic I know, sniff but I want it in a 70s can as per the advert. Lager & Lime. I was 9, I got drunk on it I swear.

memoman
16-05-2013, 11:24
The original was something like 2% alcohol.todays would be 0.05% and it won't taste the same someone has just bought the trademark. would taste as fake as jordons t@ts.

escorteclipse1990
27-05-2013, 15:52
1970's can of Top Deck Limeade and Lager (un opened)

https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=1626&stc=1&d=1247044731

WOW, Is it yours? Do you think is still drinkable?

escorteclipse1990
27-05-2013, 15:54
What a blast from the past. I had forgotten about Top Deck. Used to drink them in the 80s.

Simon_E
20-08-2016, 16:27
Just found this thread whilst trying to find an original can for sale, happy memories but I can't find a vintage full can anywhere��.

darren
20-08-2016, 21:49
never knew top deck did limeade with lager.

Only thought they did soft drinks .

Not one i ever tried or knew of.

akb48fan
13-09-2016, 07:48
Used to love this drink especially the Lemonade and Shandy version. Once the brand logo changed on the cans, I stopped buying them.