Save the Choco Taco

Big Business is at it again robbing the public of our choices and tastes. It is time for a rebellion to answer the people’s call for snack dignity. A tech millionaire offered to buy it. A U.S. senator suggested that the government should force manufacturers to make it. But so far, Klondike isn’t budging from its plan to steal the historically famous and beloved Choco Taco. Klondike confirmed Tuesday that the summer treat is being pulled from ice cream trucks, convenience stores and grocery shelves. Their excuse: “Over the past two 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 necessary but unfortunate part of this process is that we sometimes must discontinue products, even a beloved item like Choco Taco.”  You can anticipate that women and minorities will be hurt worst. Ironically one of the biggest markets for this delicious ice cream delicacy is Washington DC where all the important people will now suffer with the economy of their own making.

Good Humor also cited production problems, saying it sometimes has to discontinue slower sellers in order to ensure distribution of more popular treats. The Choco Taco, invented in 1983 by a former ice cream truck driver, is a waffle cone shaped like a taco shell filled with fudge-swirled ice cream. It’s dipped in chocolate and peanuts. Those of us who love the Choco Taco will always remember our first. We tore open the crinkly metallic wrapper to reveal the thin and crunchy waffle cone shell coated inside with milk chocolate, its brain-freeze-inducing vanilla ice cream, and the thick and gloppy fudge top studded with peanut shards. It was a revelation: like a sundae, but every bite filled was with the perfect ratio of ice cream, cone, chocolate, and nuts. The news of its demise sent some Twitter users into a meltdown. “There are bad decisions, like getting a face tattoo or French kissing an alligator. Then there are horrifically bad inexcusable decisions like discontinuing the Choco Taco,” one fan tweeted. I took to the streets of Manhattan to search for one of these endangered specimens. It seemed that all 7-Eleven goers had the same idea. I went to four shops and couldn’t find a single one. As the Klondike jingle asks, “What would you do for a Klondike Bar?” I, like many of my fellow Americans, learned yesterday that I would do anything for a Choco Taco.

Ice cream delights

Never ask a woman who is eating ice cream straight from the carton how she’s doing.

I sent my young son to pick up ice cream, I handed him some money and a coupon. Later he came home with the ice cream and the coupon. When I asked him what happened, he replied, “Mom, I had enough money. I didn’t need the coupon.” 

What is Ben and Jerry’s favorite TV show?
Game of Cones.

The cast of The Wizard of Oz go out for ice cream. They all dive in at the same time.
The Lion stops licking his cone, yelling, “Ouch, oh my head!” and gripping his temples.
The Tinman stops licking his cone, yelling, “Wow, that hurts and rubs his temples.
Dorothy stops licking her cone, yelling, “Eeh, ow!” and gripping her forehead.
The Scarecrow says, “What’s the matter with you guys?”

July 29th Birthdays

1992 – Paulina Goto, 1966 – Martina McBride, 1963 – Alexandra Paul, 1983 – Ashley McBryde

1975 – Josh Radnor, 1973 – Wil Wheaton, 1981 – Troy Perkins, 1953 – Ken Burns

Morning Motivator:

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

Choco Taco Chilling Taxonomy