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It looks like Klondike has put the freeze on the Choco Taco.
In case you’ve never had one, the Choco Taco is a waffle cone shaped like a hard-shell taco, filled with vanilla ice cream and fudge, coated with milk chocolate, and dipped in peanuts.
It first debuted in 1983 and got so popular that they even had a collab with Taco Bell that returned for Klondike’s 100th anniversary on February 17, 2022. It was a crowd favorite for almost two decades, but it appears that parent company Unilever has discontinued it.
So, the Choco Taco is gone — but gone forever? Or maybe Klondike really just wanted to test our love for the Choco Taco before bringing it back.
Here’s what you need to know:
Klondike said they’ve already discontinued the Choco Taco.
- The news of the end of the novelty treats first popped up on July 21, 2022, when the Facebook page of a New York ice cream truck company called Sno Kone Joe posted a headstone with the Choco Toco on it.
The caption went on to say that the frozen taco was discontinued despite being one of their most popular products.
Customers didn’t believe Sno Kone Joe, so the company posted a screenshot of an email Klondike sent that said, “It’s always a tough decision for us to discontinue a product, especially when we hear from friends like you that enjoyed it.”
Why was the Choco Taco discontinued? Apparently it was too popular.
Why was the Choco Taco discontinued? Klondike said the reason is “an unprecedented spike in demand” for their products in the past two years.
The official line — as you see in the screenshot above — is that supply chain issues made it difficult for Klondike/Unliever to keep all of their products in stores, so they had to decide which ones needed to go. There hasn’t been any information as to why, specifically, the Choco Taco was signed out.
Meanwhile, Klondike apparently has prioritized Klondike Cones … why, Klondike? WHY?
It’s already nearly impossible to find a Choco Taco.
We’ve searched Walmart, Target, Instacart … and nobody seems to have Choco Tacos in stock. There’s still a listing live at Walmart.com, but there’s no availability anywhere. And Klondike’s store locator will help you find other Klondike products, but no Choco Tacos.
Although people with extras on-hand have already taken to eBay to sell their stock at a super-high price ($200 for 22 Choco Tacos!), your best bet might be to listen for the ice cream truck’s sweet song and pray to the dessert gods that they still have a few old Choco Tacos in the freezer.
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The Choco Taco might be back sometime in the future, but for now, make your own at home.
Fans were asking, “When will the Mexican Pizza return?” and Taco Bell finally buckled under the social pressure. With all the uproar around Choco Taco being discontinued, there’s a small sliver of hope.
Klondike tweeted in response to an angry fan and said, “We know Choco Taco is a huge fan favorite and a top seller for our out-of-home business, so this is particularly painful. We’re working hard to find a way to bring Choco Taco back to ice cream trucks in the coming years.” Don’t play with us, Klondike!
On Aug. 3, they doubled down on their response by tweeting a fan saying, “We know this is disappointing — we’ve heard our fans, and we’re hoping to bring this favorite treat to ice cream trucks in the coming years.”
In the meantime, you can make your own at home with this Choco Taco recipe from Laura in the Kitchen.