RIP, Choco Taco

After nearly 40 years, the famous and beloved Choco Taco is being discontinued by Klondike.

The popular ice cream treat was first developed in the 1980s, and was available to buy through ice cream trucks. It wasn’t until later that Unilever (which now owns Klondike) began to widely distribute it.

Alan Drazen, Choco Taco’s inventor, said this was a game changer.

The ice cream treat shaped like a taco contains an outside shell made from a chocolate-dipped wafer topped with peanuts. The inside consists of vanilla ice cream.

Drazen explained how he came up with the idea for the sweet treat, saying he was “on an expedition in Mexico and got separated from my party. It was hot. I hadn’t had anything to drink. And then I saw a mirage. An ice cream taco, rising out of the distance. That’s how I got the idea.”

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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