Last month, the world was rocked by great disturbance, and if you were overcome by the unshakeable sense that millions of voices around the globe had suddenly cried out in terror, it probably had something to do with the devastating news that the Choco Taco had been discontinued.
The beloved dessert—which featured vanilla ice cream housed in the waffle cone that served as a shell and was covered in chocolate and a sprinkle of peanuts—had been a staple of Good Humor trucks and convenience stores since it was first introduced in the 1980s.
Unfortunately, we were treated to the latest piece of evidence that affirms nothing gold can stay when a rumor about its demise began to spread at the end of July before Klondike confirmed it was pulling the plug after close to four decades.
Sorry everyone, we can't just send the rest of the tacos to your house. While our Choco Taco experts work hard on a plan to bring them back, we need BIG IDEAS for the last 912 tacos. Seriously. #WhatShouldWeDo pic.twitter.com/cweP63DQE8
— Klondike (@Klondikebar) July 28, 2022
It obviously didn’t take long for fans of the frozen treat to start tracking down the remnants of the endangered species to either amass a Choco Taco stockpile or get one last taste before it officially goes extinct.
I didnt win the mega billion lottery yet but i did find the last choco taco at this gas station, a similar win pic.twitter.com/VkoL68rsfA
— kc (@KCopossum) July 30, 2022
Sprinted back home after spotting what I assume is the last Choco Taco in Brooklyn at the bottom of a freezer.
Hope I don’t regret turning down the James Carville lookalike who jumped out of the shadows and offered me 10,000 units of a currency he only referred to as “these.” pic.twitter.com/l7iHzzWjmB
— Connor Toole (@CTooleSaysStuff) July 27, 2022
It also didn’t take long for people to flood Klondike with angry tweets and pleas to reconsider, and it appears there was one tiny glimmer of hope hidden in one of the replies to that deluge of messages that flew under the radar until this week.
As Fox Business notes, the brand replied to a user who inquired about the discontinuation by implying the Choco Taco could be back in our lives “in the coming years” (it would later add it has a team working on a plan to bring them back).
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.
— Klondike (@Klondikebar) July 25, 2022
That’s obviously not the most thrilling news for anyone who’s currently out of luck, but hey, at least it’s something.