It’s a sad day for people who like to eat ice cream in the form of tacos.
Klondike has pared down its signature Choco Taco – a tortilla-shaped waffle cone, filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with various chocolate treats and nuts.
The ice cream giant responded to a disappointed Twitter user who heard rumors on social media that the article was buried.
“A necessary but unfortunate part of this process is that sometimes we have to discontinue products, even a beloved item like Choco Taco,” they told another disgruntled fan in a separate tweet.
“We know this can be very disappointing and hope you try our other delicious frozen treats,” he offered, linking to the Klondike website.
“WHAT… WHAT are you thinking QUITTING THE CHOCOTACO,” another fan asked.
“Over the past 2 years we have experienced an unprecedented increase in demand in our portfolio and have had to make some very difficult decisions to ensure the availability of our full portfolio nationwide,” Klondike replied.
But don’t give up hope just yet. The brand continued to respond to the bad news on Twitter, saying Choco Taco may return in the future.
“We know Choco Taco is a huge fan favorite and top seller for our out-of-home business, so this is especially painful,” they said. wrote. “We’re working hard to find a way to bring Choco Taco back to ice cream trucks for years to come.”
Still, Twitter is struggling with the loss of their beloved item.
“Dear @Unilever, I would like to purchase the rights to your Choco Taco and prevent it from melting away from the childhoods of future generations,” said Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian. tweeted.
“Why, the Choco Taco was perfection”, another user pleaded. “It’s just another dumb corporate move that has nothing to do with a process.”
“The America we know and love is falling apart,” another declared.
“First the Mexican pizza, now the Choco Taco,” a fan of Dolly Parton’s favorite Taco Bell menu item frowned.
In fact, there was a time when Taco Bell also sold the Choco Taco. However, the fast-food joint removed it from its menu in 2015. Several Taco Bell locations sold the treat for a brief while in February in honor of the Klondike’s 100th anniversary.
Jack and Jill Ice Cream employee Alan Drazen came up with the idea for the Choco Taco in 1983, NPR reported. They only distributed the item to ice cream trucks until 1993, before the company was acquired by Unilever ULVR,
The brand moved from Jack & Jill to Klondike, and the legend as we know it was born.
The Post has contacted Klondike for comment.
This report originally appeared on NYPost.com.