The ice cream company Klondike is discontinuing fan-favorite dessert item Choco Taco after being available in the market for nearly 40 years, as per the report from the company.
The representative of the company, which is owned by the parent company named Unilever, said that the item was discontinued in July as of a surge in demand over the past two years for other Klondike items. The item is so far returning to 20 locations of Taco Bell in Southern California and Wisconsin.
What Did Klondike Write On Twitter?
Klondike wrote as a response on Twitter to the user who asked regarding this issue whether it is true or false. The company stated it is very unfortunate that the Choco Taco has been discontinued in both 1ct and 4ct packs. In the last two years, they have faced an unprecedented spike in demand across their portfolio and after that, they have made a very tough decision to ensure the availability of their total portfolio nationwide.
The company replied to another user who is disappointed about the product, which is being discontinued. Klondike requested their customers to try the other items of the company. The company further wrote that “it was a necessary but unfortunate part of the process that they sometimes must discontinue products, even an item which is beloved like Choco Taco.” They knew the decision will disappoint many people, so they urged them to taste the other delicious frozen treats.
Klondike again responds to another user on Twitter that they know the item Choco Taco has a huge fan base, and this is a top seller for their out-of-home business, so this is undoubtedly painful to all the customers. They are working hard to find a way to bring the beloved item Choco Taco back to ice cream trucks in the future.
What is Choco Taco?
Choco Taco is a frozen treat that features a taco-shaped waffle cone. The cone is filled with vanilla ice cream, and it is partially covered with milk chocolate and topped with peanuts.
Alan Drazen, an employee of Jack and Jill, came up with the idea of the beloved item Choco Taco in 1983. The item was only distributed to the ice cream trucks till 1993. Previously, Unilever had purchased the company. After that, the name was changed from Jack and Jill.
The company was invented in the middle of 1980. Choco Taco was brought in 1989 by Good Humor. Then, it was purchased by Klondike and rebranded as a dessert. Taco Bell, in the long run, added it to the menu, but the item disappeared in 2015.
What Did The Vice President Say Regarding This Topic?
The vice president of Unilever Ice cream United States and the Good Humor’s parent company Russel Lily stated that Klondike had crossed 100 years, and they were kicking up a notch by bringing their products to fans in new and unexpected places.
Taco Bell Did Not Respond Instantly
Taco Bell did not respond instantly to requests for comment. But the spokesperson hinted to the Thrillist that the item might be added to the menu nationwide soon. The 230 calories treat sells for $2.99 with tax.
You can find the item for a limited time at the following locations:
Milwaukee Area in Wisconsin:
2056 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, 53105, 7020 Green Bay Road, Kenosha, 53142, 4002 52nd Street, Kenosha, 53144, 8040 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, 53143, 12120 75th Street, Kenosha, 53142, 230 West Layton Ave., Milwaukee, 53207, 3334 S. 27th Street, Milwaukee, 53215, 8261 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek, 920 Greenwald Court, Mukwonago, 53149, 53154, 1750 Summit Ave, Oconomowoc, 53066.
204 N. Gaffey, San Pedro, 90731, 1031 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, 90731, 5125 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, 90505, 22235 S Main St, Carson, 90745, 921 West Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, 90502, 2054 Lomita Blvd, Lomita, 90717, 640 Pacific Coast Hwy, Seal Beach, 90740, 1408 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, 90047, 228 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, 90813, 9919 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles, 90003.