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trowlett 07-11-2014 @ 1:21 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi Diana and all,

I'm brand spanking new to this site, so I haven't read all the other comments yet. What brought me to this site was that just a couple of days ago I was thinking back to my childhood and for some strange reason cho chos came to mind. From what I understand, all people as they get older have this thing about spending a lot of their time thinking good thoughts about things long ago. I know that as I get older, I do that. Well, when I was a child in Trumann, AR., my Dad owned a grocery store and I worked there quite a bit. Lots of times when things would be slow, Dad and I would take the time to eat some type of ice cream. Some of these were: Wonder Bars, Push Ups, Fudgecicles, Dreamcicles, Popcicles, and of course Cho Chos. I also remember that two brands of ice cream that we sold were Midwest and Sealtest. I can't remember if there were others. But, I do remember eating cho chos, so I suppose that one of these companies made them.

Shelbyben 04-30-2014 @ 8:01 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I have been looking for these for years..They used to be delivered via
ice cream truck in the 1950s..They were called CHO CHO POPS on
Long Island New York....They were a malted milk Ice cream bar that
was covered with a chocolate shell that had rice Krispy type things in
it...I have been looking for these for years....I have never seen the
other kinds you are talking about.. These were not in stores in New
York, only delivered by the ice cream man....

Barbara--You have never lived till you
have done something for someone
that can never repay you...

joeljackson2 03-22-2014 @ 3:31 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I have a friend who made Cho Cho's. They received the refrigerated liquid mix from St. Louis. He the just poured the liquid into the cups  capped it with a stick and lid and placed the rack of one dozen into the freezer. This happened in Jackson, TN. in about 1956.

Yours,
JOEL

scotttime 03-21-2014 @ 2:10 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi folks,

I'm here to discuss Cho-Chos, somebody brought up old ice cream favorites on facebook and I thought about them, the search led me here and what a great thread it was.  but I skimmed a little and will go back and see what I missed later.

Anyway I want to add what I have to offer to this topic.

My era of Cho-Chos was from approximately 1965 thru sometime in the 70s.  My parents ran a country store which I later helped out at, and we had a selection of ice cream which included the Cho-Cho popsicles, the wrapper had some dark green in it, I can't seem to find a pic of it on the internet though.  These popsicles were standard and not the ones depicted from the earlier days molded in a cup.  It was the malted chocolate ice cream with a chocolate coating with crunchy bits.  For years I have seen the various attempts at these by current brands but they often have vanilla ice cream, never have I tasted a similar one.

As for the pure chocolate malt in a cup, as I recall, the same vendor provided these, they were in a cup and were purely chocolate malt ice cream, I think they were just called Chocolate Malt Cup or something like that but weren't as good as Cho-Chos.

I'd love to both see a picture of the wrapper and have one again, somehow I find it hard to believe somebody somewhere isn't making them.  

MaryBarker 05-23-2013 @ 7:56 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I too am part of the Spagnolo family of the former
Spagnolo Ice Cream Company in Harrisburg, PA.  To give
just one example of how popular the Cho Cho's were here
in the 1950's, I will just tell you that a mention of
them, during a private conversation, at small grocery
store in Hershey last week, elicited comments from at
least 4 nearby shoppers.  One women said, "Did you say
something about Cho Cho's?  Where can I get some? I
haven't had one in years.  They were my favorite."  
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Eat more Cho Cho's
Mary Kathryn

bgstill 05-22-2013 @ 3:08 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I am so proud to be part of the Spagnolo family from Spagnolo's Ice Cream.  This Ice Cream company was in Harrisburg, PA which has been closed for many years now and once sold the Cho Cho.  They were great and I so miss eating them.  My first memory of a Cho Cho was about age five.  Rolling that cup in my hand, hearing that pop when you pulled it out of the cup and then eating that great tasting frozen malted milk flavored treat was the best part of summer as a child.  I so would like to make a trip to that store in Temple, PA. and see if they have the same thing or not.

I_Am_Alice 04-19-2013 @ 6:11 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi, Diana. I'm new here. I noticed your
question about the Cho-Cho ice cream bar. I've never
had them, I'm only nineteen, but I've found a few sites
describing them, and I've seen (and made) something
very similar.  All you need is an ice cream maker, a
basic chocolate ice cream recipe and some malt (the
kind you just stir into milk, like Carnation brand).
Any ice cream recipe can be altered to incorporate
malt. After you make the ice cream, let it stay soft
for a few minutes and push it into 5 oz Dixie cups (or
the like). Place a circle of food-safe cardboard or
parchment paper over the top and push a Popsicle stick
through into the soft ice cream; freeze until hard. Or
just make it easy and use a popsicle mold... Smile


Mad as a Hatter

Megnut 04-18-2013 @ 11:56 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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opps, sorry, did'nt see the whole thread only the first
few so didn't know that this was already discussed.

Megnut 04-18-2013 @ 11:48 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I found this on Cho-Cho's:
Cho cho bars

According to the records of the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office, Cho Cho ice cream novelties were
introduced by the Carnation Company June 6, 1939. The
trademark was reassigned to the Popsicle Company in
1982. The brand/product expired in 2003. Original
record here:

"Word Mark CHO-CHO Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC
030. US 046. G & S: Ice Cream. FIRST USE: 19390605.
FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19390605 Mark Drawing Code (5)
WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM Design
Search Code Serial Number 71420448 Filing Date June 13,
1939 Current Filing Basis 1A Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0378236 Registration Date June 4,
1940 Owner (REGISTRANT) Carnation Company CORPORATION
DELAWARE 100 West 10th Street Wilmington DELAWARE (LAST
LISTED OWNER) Popsicle Industries, Inc. UNKNOWN
Englewood NEW JERSEY Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT
RECORDED Type of Mark TRADEMARK Register PRINCIPAL
Renewal 2ND RENEWAL 19800604 Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date June 22, 2001"

"America's gone Cho-Cho! Boys, girls, men,
women...millions thrilled by big feast of cooling,
delicious, nourishing. Chocolate Malted ice Cream for a
Nickel! Yes, everywhere the great news is spreading
about CHO-CHO-the brand-new "taste thrill way" to eat
malted ice cream! And no wonder...for you've never had
anything like CHO-CHO before! It's a big, nourishing
feast of delicious ice cream, chock full of theat rich,
chocolate malted flavor everybody loves. You, too, will
be wild about CHO-CHO! Just think! For only a nickle
you can get this big, tasty treat--on a stick--of
delicious ice cream chock full of rich chocolate malted
flavor. Look! it's Easy to Eat CHO-CHO. Here's all you
do. Hurry to your favorite ice cream dealer's and get a
CHO-CHO now. Then, one!--roll the cup between your
hands. Two!--press bottoms of cup with your thumb.
There!--pull out with the stick. And you're all set to
enjoy the grandest-tasting ice cream sensation in
years. Join the crowds that are flocking to your ice
cream dealer's now. Hear them cheer this new way to eat
chocolate malted ice cream. And discover an exciting
new taste thrill--with CHO-CHO! See special, money-
saving introductory coupon. CHO-CHO Company,
Milwaukeee, Wisconsin."
---Display ad, Los Angeles Times, April 28, 1940 (p.
G3) [NOTE: This ad contains illustrations of the
product and copy of the coupon.]

Many people recall this particular frozen treat with
fondness. Some memories here.

sunset 04-01-2013 @ 9:06 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I just discovered this site when I was searching for the Cho-Cho Ice Cream
that I remember from childhood in San Francisco.  On Saturday
afternoons, I would go down to my grandmother's house, two blocks
away, to watch Bar-Seven Theater.  We didn't have a TV.  My dad thought
that it was a "passing fancy."  That turned out to be a good thing; when we
finally got one, we had the biggest screen on our block.  Sorry for
digressing a bit.  My grandmother would give me money to go to the
corner market to buy ice cream.  I always bought Cho-Chos in the cup
with the stick.  After 60+ years, I can still remember the feeling of rolling
the cup in my palms to loosen the ice cream, and I can still remember that
wonderful taste.  I have enjoyed reading other people's memories of such
a unique ice cream.  Thanks, Sue  




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