Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because Coyo Taco brought it back. That’s our mantra going into the weekend as we wipe away the tears shed last week, following Klondike’s announcement that our favorite gas station dessert—the Choco Taco—would be discontinued.
The iconic ice cream—a sugar cone folded into the shape of a taco, filled with vanilla ice cream and partially coated with chocolate and a sprinkling of peanuts—was created in 1983 and, according to a Klondike representative via People, was being outsold by the company’s other products. The decision to kill the Choco Taco after a nearly 40-year run crushed us, but, thankfully, it’s not over yet.
This weekend, local Mexican street-food chain Coyo Taco is bringing it back with help from chef-driven ice cream shop Frice. Together they’ll release something called a Loco COCO Taco, their version of the frozen treat, which features a waffle cone folded into the shape of a taco that’s been filled with homemade cinnamon ice cream and dulce de leche syrup, and partially covered in a chocolate magic shell.
The special-edition dessert will be available in-store at all South Florida Coyo Taco locations (Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, South Miami, Wynwood and Brickell) for $9. Yes, we realize this is nearly triple the price of the original but deadstock is expensive and the ingredients in this one are far superior (one word: Frice!).
Get your hands on one starting this Friday, August 5, through Sunday, August 7, while supplies last.