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Does anyone remember this candy bar?

I've asked many people about this over the years, and no one has any recollection of it, but here goes: a solid chocolate bar made up of three thin layers - one milk, one dark, and one white. I don't remember eating it past the age of six, so this would've been in the mid- to late sixties. The name or even a shared memory would be great.

Thanks!

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  1. That would be Nestle's Triple Decker.

    I say it's time for a comeback!

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    1. re: Bostonbob3

      A lifetime of wondering, and now an answer in less than five minutes. Thank you!

      1. re: lvecch

        What did you expect? This IS Chowhound after all. :)

      2. re: Bostonbob3

        YES! a TRIPLE YES YES YES It was by far the best, I was about 15 and this was such a favorite of mine, and then gone..just like everything else I like, they discontinue making it..I have searched all over and e-mailed Nestles too. so far nothing. if nothing else maybe they should start making them again..good idea PLEASE

      3. The Vermont Country Store carries a lot of past and forgotten candy bars and even has a service where they will contact the maker on their customer's behalf. I don't know if they carry this one, but it may be worth a try.

        http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/ju...

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        1. re: applehome

          If they have it, it's probably quite stale. They stopped making them in the early '70s I believe.

          They really were very delicious though. Nestle? Are you listening?

          1. re: applehome

            applehome
            THANK YOU for providing the link and telling about the Vermont Country store. I linked to it and found the Double Decker Bars that have been impossible for me to find anywhere at a reasonable price! You've made someone very happy!!

            1. re: TexasToast

              This is quite sad. They were really delicious.

            2. A close modern equivalent is the Cadbury Dairy Milk Top Deck. Described on the Cadbury (Australia) web site as "Cadbury 'Dairy Milk' Milk Chocolate with a layer of creamy white chocolate on the top deck. This block has a much more creamy taste and texture than pure 'Dairy Milk' chocolate."

              Unfortunately, according to the Cadbury-Schweppes web site:
              "The brand Cadbury Top Deck is not sold via a Cadbury Schweppes owned business unit in USA, but it is available in Japan, China, Singapore, South Africa, Australia, Ireland." There are a number of UK, South Africa, and Australia ex-pat food importers in the US who will sell them mail order.

              Good luck.

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              1. re: Loren3

                But it doesn't have dark chocolate! It was the bitter/creamy/sweat combo that made the Triple Decker Bar great.

                Cadbury also has a "triple" bar, but it's got milk chocolate, white chocolate, and some sort of hideous strawberry concoction. Bleh.

                1. re: Loren3

                  There are stores all over the US that sell Cadbury's chocolate. Real, made in England stuff and not under license by Hershey. But, these stores will sell only the most popular (and usually old school) chocolates. E.g., Dairy Milk, Milky Bar, Aero, Malteasers, Flake, etc. They are worth a shot though.

                  TT

                2. A similar candy bar was the "7 Up" bar. Came in at least two forms. Both were like seven different chocolate covered candy pieces all stuck together, horizontally. I remember dark chocolate covering, vanilla and maple creams, an orange gel, a brazil nut and some times cocoanut. Some versions were sans the cocoanut. I wonder if someone still makes them. Time for google-ing.

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                  1. re: stevieBcanyon

                    What you're describing sounds similar to a Sky Bar. The Triple Decker had three thin layers of chocolate stacked on top of one another.

                    1. re: lvecch

                      I just checked with www.hometownfavorites.com, a company that specializes in finding nostalgic candy products. Sad to say, the triple decker bar is on their "we tried to get it, but it's no longer made" list. Same with the 7-Up bar. I remember that one, too, but any site that mentions it offers the SkyBar as an alternative.

                      1. re: moskey

                        Oh, well, thanks for checking.

                      2. re: lvecch

                        Oh my gosh, Sky Bars!! That was my very, very favorite candy bar!!! I hadn't seen it in years, and then a few years ago I walked into a Gelato and candy store that opened up in Sarasota, and there it was. A bit more costly then many years ago, but just as good!!

                      3. re: stevieBcanyon

                        7-Up bars were one of my very favorites when I was a child.

                        1. re: stevieBcanyon

                          7 Up bars are, alas, no longer being produced last time I checked. Petersens, a candy company in the Minneapolis area, made them. I remember both a milk chocolate and a dark chocolate version but cannot recall all seven fillings in either one - the assortments were slightly different I think. They were in the vending machines my freshman year in college (mid 1970s), and brightened up my study breaks. Wish they still made them!

                          1. re: ermyntrude

                            Pearson's (not Peterson's) in St. Paul.

                            According to this timeline, they say they sold all of the equipment for the 7-up bar to an "unknown" bottling company in 1979. In other words, there was a trademark problem with the name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearson&...

                            http://pearsonscandy.com/history

                            ~TDQ