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The Choco Taco is one of those things that many people grew up with and have fond memories of. It’s a vanilla frozen dessert taco that’s drenched in a thick chocolate coating and sprinkled with peanuts.
Klondike (a subsidiary of Good Humor-Breyers) announced last week that it was discontinuing the treat, and fans were pretty upset about it. But the good news is that there are still some places you can buy a Choco Taco near you.
1. Amy Fontaine’s
After Klondike announced that it would discontinue Choco Taco, a popular ice cream taco treat that many remember from their childhoods, social media was filled with cries of “no” and “it ain’t so,” and petitions for Klondike to bring the beloved frozen confection back.
Luckily, there are plenty of spots in New York City that have stepped up to fill the void left by Choco Taco’s sudden demise. One of those spots is Amy Fontaine’s in midtown Manhattan, where they are serving up a chocolatey frozen taco-inspired cocktail called the Tacotini throughout August.
Created by mixologist Cody Goldstein of Muddling Memories, the Tacotini is made with tequila cazadores blanco, amaro, cold brew, heavy cream and waffle cone syrup (made with vanilla, cinnamon and almond per Time Out), and is said to taste just like a Choco Taco. To get your hands on the drink, you’ll have to visit Amy Fontaine’s before supplies run out.
Earlier this summer, Klondike made the decision to discontinue the Choco Taco, the ice cream-stuffed waffle taco with chocolate shell and salted peanuts. It was a blow to ice-cream fans, but one that was not completely unexpected.
Sugarwitch, the ice cream sandwich brand founded by married couple Sophie Mendelson and Martha Bass in Columbia, Missouri, is serving up a tribute to the now-discontinued treat. Its version features a homemade waffle “taco” stuffed with vanilla ice cream and dipped in bittersweet chocolate and topped with salted peanuts.
The eatery recently opened its first brick-and-mortar location in St. Louis’ Carondelet neighborhood. It offers frosty treats, floats and coffee. The beverage menu includes a custom Witch’s Brew coffee blend created in collaboration with local cafe Coffeestamp, plus a variety of tea lattes from Big Heart Tea Company in St. Louis’ Marine Villa neighborhood and a selection of frozen drinks including cold brew, matcha and soda floats.
3. Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw offers a wide range of creative and decadent ice cream flavors. You can try a scoop in a homemade waffle cone at one of their shops or sign up for their Pints Club and get seasonal pints delivered every month.
The ice cream is made from all-natural ingredients and hand-poured in small batches. The shop also sells local artisanal goods, such as Sqirl’s jam and Compartes’ chocolate.
The company is currently open in Los Angeles and Portland, but will be opening a new location in Cedar Hills this Friday. Doors will open at 11 a.m.
4. Oy Bar
If you’re looking for a place to try a classic Choco Taco in Los Angeles, head over to Oy Bar. This elevated bar & restaurant is in a former Oyster House on Colfax and Moorpark.
Oy Bar is the kind of place where you can get a stiff drink and order a burger while mingling with the locals. The burger at Oy Bar is topped with a hoisin-honey ketchup and an herb garden’s worth of cilantro, so it’s not exactly your average burger.
For something a little different, Oy Bar also offers a smoked pastrami and sauerkraut quesadilla with a crispy gruyere-jalapeno crust. But the real star here is the pickle bento: a play on a traditional deli pickle tray, served in a bento box with various types of pickled vegetables and two different kinds of sauerkraut.
5. Sad Girl Creamery
Nostalgic wailing broke out online this week when Klondike announced that Choco Taco, the chocolate-dipped, ice cream-stuffed, waffle-cradled summer treat, would no longer be made. Fans lamented on social media and petitioned Klondike to change their mind.
Thankfully, there are plenty of independent ice cream shops and restaurants who are taking the fudgey treat to new heights — or at least trying to. Salt & Straw will make a limited-edition Chocolate Tacolate this October, featuring a handmade waffle cone as a taco shell and filled with cinnamon ancho ice cream, dipped in single-origin chocolate and sprinkled with flaky salt at locations nationwide.
In Los Angeles, Sad Girl Creamery offers a chocolate and strawberry shortcake-inspired version at Smorgasburg LA. And in Astoria, Donnie D’Alessio at Comfortland is serving vanilla and chocolate soft-serve stuffed homemade waffle tacos dipped in snappy hard-shell chocolate and topped with sprinkles and crushed M&Ms.