Choco Taco, the Klondike taco-shaped ice cream cone treat, will no longer be served after July. The company has decided to discontinue the delicious snack after a nearly 40-year run.
According to the company, the frozen treat consisting of vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone partially covered with milk chocolate and topped with peanuts was discontinued after the demand for it declined.
“Over the past 2 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 Klondike Brand spokesperson wrote in an email.
“We know this may be very disappointing.”
Some went on social media to express their disappointment with the news.
Alexis Ohanian, who is an internet entrepreneur and also the co-founder of Reddit, tweeted an offer to Unilever, the company that owns Klondike, with a proposal to save the treat.
“Dear @unilever — I’d like to buy the rights to your Choco Taco and keep it from melting away from future generations’ childhoods,” he wrote.
Others, including Democratic operative Tim Hogan, who also serves as communications director for Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign, were at a loss for words.
“I … this cannot be real.”