Klondike Stop Choco Taco

Choco Taco, an ice cream snack covered in nuts and chocolate that for decades has been the top choice in an ice cream truck or convenience store freezer, has been discontinued, its creator confirmed this week after weeks of rumors of its impending demise. .

Klondike, which is owned by Unilever and makes Choco Taco along with several other ice cream products, confirmed the stop on Monday on its website and in response to several frustrated questions from fans on Twitter, some full of swear words.

“Unfortunately, the Klondike Choco Taco has been discontinued,” one like this read. “We have seen an unprecedented rise in demand across our portfolio and have had to make very difficult decisions to ensure that our entire portfolio is available nationwide. We are very sorry for any disappointment!”

To the many Choco Taco fans who Grief for his loss collectively On social media Mondays it tasted like summer, childhood, or a beloved memory, even if they haven’t had one in years. And it was in its own way creative when Alan Drazen created it in Philadelphia in 1983, according to a 2016 history of Eater snacks which referred to it as “the most beloved and innovative novelty of all American ice cream.” “

“When you eat a sugar cone, you generally eat nuts, chocolate, and ice cream on top, and then when you get to the cone, you [only] He eats ice cream and cone,” said Mr. Drazen Eater. “With Choco Taco, you get ice cream and cone and nuts and chocolate with just about every bite.”

The company’s confirmation ended what had been confusing summertime fans. Rumors circulated throughout the year that Choco Taco no longer existed as people reported not being able to find it on their local shelves. But on several occasions from December until last weekKlondike reassured fans on Twitter that while it pulled out four boxes of Choco Taco last fall, individual meals will still be available at all the usual places.

But on Monday evening, Takeout, a publication focused on food, reported confirming its demise.

Snopes, the website that aims to debunk baseless myths and rumours, published an article on Monday calling Choco Taco’s hiatus a “mistake,” before having to reverse course just hours after Unilever confirmed it was true.

“When we originally addressed the rumor, we called it ‘false’, in part because we didn’t want to believe it was true,” Snopes wrote.

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, was among those hoping to find a way back.

in one of her responses To the frustration of Twitter users on Monday, Klondike offered some little hope to writers at Snopes, Mr. Ohanian and other fans.

“We are working hard to find a way to bring Choco Taco back into ice cream trucks in the coming years,” she said.

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