Sad News For Ice Cream Lovers: The Choco Taco Is Being Discontinued

As anyone who has ever longed for Ben & Jerry's Wavy Gravy knows, not every consumer product has an infinite lifespan. The latest casualty: the Choco Taco, a novelty dairy dessert that will soon be gone. Unilever, the product’s parent company, has confirmed the news that fans of the crunchy, nut-topped treat will no longer be able to find it. The reason for the ice cream treat’s demise is to “ensure availability of our full portfolio nationwide” — whatever that means. It seems that the company’s Klondike ice cream bars have experienced an increase in demand in recent years. Perhaps the company can’t focus on more than one sweet treat at a time. The Choco Taco was invented in 1983 by Alan Drazen, who was tasked with creating a taco-based ice cream treat because of an American fixation on Mexican-themed food. The Choco Taco quickly became a fixture on ice cream trucks and was even available at Taco Bell through 2015. So, if you want to enjoy one last Choco Taco, you’d better get out there and find it now.