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Move over Choco Taco! These Bay Area treats live on

The Choco Taco is officially dead.

Klondike announce this week they will be discontinuing the popular treat.

The company explained to the SF Chronicle:

“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… we know this may be very disappointing.”

As sad as it may be for the rest of the country, the news will hardly sour moods in the South Bay.

Enter Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos, a South Bay favorite who’ve been whipping up custom treats for the past decade.

Rocko’s posted a screenshot of the CNN article on their Instagram, and captioned it:

“Ouch! But luckily for y’all, we’re here for you. And to anyone who’s yet to find us, you’re in for  such a treat!”

Indeed, their website boasts a veritable smorgasbord of options.

From milk chocolate and almonds, to peanut butter and banana, to even espresso and dark chocolate…

There’s a ton of Choco Taco options!

Editorially, their Doggy bon-bons are a favorite among the four-legged companions of the 3G house.

Campbell Creamery, which has been in downtown Campbell since 2002, also features pretty delicious taco treats:

 

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Smitten, in Santana Row, has been around the Bay Area since 2009. And while they don’t exactly have ice cream “tacos,” these waffle cones are divine:

 

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Scoopzilla, born in 2013, is another San Jose favorite:

 

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Meanwhile, other more nationally-based creameries are hoping to step into the Choco Taco game.

There’s also Portland-based Salt & Straw, who have several locations around the Bay Area, including one in Santana Row.

The Chronicle spoke to co-founder Tyler Malek:

“There’s now this hole in the world… We’ve been debating all day… I don’t know if we have the exact answers but we really want to figure out how to fill that void.”

Ice Cream, and Choco Tacos sees surge in Pandemic popularity

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And there’s definitely a market for it!

With more social distancing going on, people have been spending less on deodorant and more on ice cream.

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Consumer goods company, Unilever found that there’s been a sale decrease and demand for personal hygiene products. Including, deodorant!

But, Breyer’s and Ben & Jerry’s and Magnum have reported a huge increase with their ice cream sales.

Read more on this story at SFChronicle.com



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