Fans of the Choco Taco are lamenting the news that it is being discontinued : NPR

  

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Fans of the Choco Taco are lamenting the news that it is being discontinued : NPR
Klondike confirmed it discontinued the Choco Taco on Monday. The frozen dessert has been around for nearly 40 years and many fans are lamenting its end and sharing their love for it on social media.

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July 26, 20223:11 PM ET

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Choco Tacos, the beloved ice cream taco, are being discontinued. The frozen treats are considered a summer staple and are often sold at ice cream trucks. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Choco Tacos, the beloved ice cream taco, are being discontinued. The frozen treats are considered a summer staple and are often sold at ice cream trucks.

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If you love a good Choco Taco, we've got some bad news. The quirky ice cream treat is being discontinued.

You might still be able to get one from the remaining supplies in stores or from your local ice cream truck, but once they're gone, don't expect them to come back.

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"Over the past 2 years, we have experienced an unprecedented spike in demand across our portfolio and have had to make very tough decisions to ensure availability of our full portfolio nationwide," a representative for the Klondike brand told NPR.

"A necessary but unfortunate part of this process is that we sometimes must discontinue products, even a beloved item like Choco Taco. We know this may be very disappointing, but we hope you'll try one of our other great products, including Klondike Cones, Shakes, Sandwiches, and of course, our signature Bar available nationwide."

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Those other frozen treats might be good, but they are likely cold comfort to the people caught in the hold of the Choco Taco. After all, what is summer without the goodness that is vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone taco shell that's dipped in chocolate and covered with peanuts?

Choco Tacos have been around since 1983, when Alan Drazen created them in Philadelphia. People have loved this fan favorite for nearly 40 years and as such, they're mourning the loss on social media.

"I thought it would be here forever, and I always told myself I'll have one later but later is here and a choco taco is not," user FilthyGrunger wrote on Reddit. "Its [sic] like losing a dog, but instead of a loving animal, it's an ice cream filled taco topped with chocolate and nuts. Honestly, if there was anything I could say about its passing, I would say that the world didn't just lose an ice cream taco, it lost its way."

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The outcry on Twitter was also loud, with some users wondering how a beloved item like the Choco Taco could be discontinued when other subpar packaged desserts were still being produced.


Choco-Taco is dead but these are still alive?!?!?!?! pic.twitter.com/4AaMMPF56c
— EXTREMELY SIOUX CITY GUY (@reallycooljohn) July 25, 2022

There are also quite a few folks who aren't ready to say goodbye to the Choco Taco and expressed some desire to save it from the ice cream graveyard.

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is offering to keep the snack alive, tweeting this to Klondike's parent company: "Dear Unilever — I'd like to buy the rights to your Choco Taco and keep it from melting away from future generations' childhoods."


Dear @Unilever — I'd like to buy the rights to your Choco Taco and keep it from melting away from future generations' childhoods. https://t.co/eXsmoR8kIV
— AlexisOhanian7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ (@alexisohanian) July 25, 2022

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., also said he wanted to save the dessert after hearing the news of its demise.

"Tomorrow I am introducing legislation to invoke the Defense Production Act to mandate the continued manufacture of Choco Tacos. Please call your Senator and demand they co-sponsor," Murphy tweeted on Monday, apparently at least half-kidding.


NEWS: Tomorrow I am introducing legislation to invoke the Defense Production Act to mandate the continued manufacture of Choco Tacos. Please call your Senator and demand they co-sponsor. https://t.co/7XLgs6IfOn
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 26, 2022

All hope might not be lost though. The Klondike Twitter account has replied to a few accounts saying the company hopes "to find a way to bring Choco Taco back to ice cream trucks in the coming years."

For this summer though, the question isn't what would you do for a Klondike bar, but what would you do for a Choco Taco?


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Tacos!
Professor Expert
1  seeder  Tacos!    2 months ago

Truly, these are the end times.

 
 
 
evilgenius
PhD Guide
1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Tacos! @1    2 months ago

No choco taco, but I could probably find some expensive bullshit with goat cheese in it. Western Civilization continues to spiral out of control... j/k.

 
 
 
MisterT
Freshman Silent
2  MisterT    2 months ago

T does not stand for Taco and Chocos ain't no tacos. 

As a kid, I got three meals a day. Oatmeal, miss-a-meal and no meal.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3  Ender    2 months ago

I never had one of those.

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Expert
3.1  seeder  Tacos!  replied to  Ender @3    2 months ago

And now, it looks like you never will. 

The heart breaks. 

original

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @3.1    2 months ago

What are the lumpy things? Peanuts? Probably why I never ate one

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Expert
3.1.2  seeder  Tacos!  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    2 months ago

Yeah, they’re peanuts. Yummy - unless they cause you problems, of course.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @3.1.2    2 months ago

I'm not a big fan of peanuts unless they're honey roasted

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3.1.4  Ender  replied to  Tacos! @3.1.2    2 months ago

At an ice cream truck I use to get those strawberry things.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @3.1.4    2 months ago

Oh, yeah..the strawberry shortcakes. They were one of my favorites

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @3    2 months ago

Me, neither. As long as Klondike continues to make their Heath Bar we will have no problems

 
 
 
MisterT
Freshman Silent
3.3  MisterT  replied to  Ender @3    2 months ago

You might not have the things you want, but if you check carefully, you got all you need.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3.3.1  Ender  replied to  MisterT @3.3    2 months ago

I think there is a song about that.

 
 

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