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elbereth1 07-21-2009 @ 9:41 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Cho-Cho pops were my favorite when I was growing up in Brooklyn, New York in the 50's. I e-mailed foodtimeline.org and asked if they had any information on Cho-Cho pops[with the crunch]and they e-mailed me the following.... According to the records of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office[http://www.uspto.gov]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 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 ENGELWOOD, NEW JERSEY Assignment Recorded Type of Mark TRADEMARK Register PRINCIPAL Renewal 2ND RENEWAL 19800604 Live/Dead Indicator DEAD Cancellation Date June 22, 2001    [This is exactly how the information was e-mailed to me. I am not sure if this information helps in the quest?] The e-mail goes on, for another 20 lines, with  the words from  an ad in the Los Angeles Times, April 28, 1940 [p.G3]. The e-mail NOTES: This ad[in the L.A. Times]contains ILLUSTRATIONS of the product and copy of a coupon.  The e-mail[from foodtimeline.org]lastly states- "Many people recall this particular frozen treat with fondness. Some memories here: www.dianasdesserts.com/website/forum/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=6&Topic=32" This is how I found this forum. After reading every post I decided to post the e-mail from foodtimeline in the hopes that it would somehow help. P.S. Sorry for the length of this but I wanted to include everything that was e-mailed to me.



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rene3212 07-21-2009 @ 9:10 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I'll have to try this recipe.  Really, what can it hurt.  My three teenagers will eat anything I put in front of them.  Since they have never had an original Cho Cho, they will not know the difference.  So, if I don't like the way they taste, I don't have to worry about them going to waste.

joeljackson2 07-21-2009 @ 1:52 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Let's ALL remember that if we had the Original, it wouldn't taste the same. After age 50 our TASTE BUDS DIE OFF in great numbers.Let's be satisfied with a close facsimile.
JOEL  

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JOEL

Richcreator 07-21-2009 @ 10:21 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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If you ate a cho cho in 1960, you did not have the original cho cho.
None of the cho cho imitations are like the real thing.
Cho cho is about the taste, first and foremost. But, it seems, all the imitations think the cho cho is about the size and shape.

sswoolsey 07-20-2009 @ 9:23 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I have had a craving for Cho-Cho Pops since I last had them around 1960.  There has been NO ice cream since that time that is comparable and particularly in the summer, I miss them like crazy.  Currently I live in CA, but in the 50's I lived in a small upstate NY town that had them in a private 5&10cent store whose name I cannot recall.  But I DO remember right where these bars were and the tiny floor freezer they were housed in.  What a great memory. I'll be trying the recipe to see how close it comes.  The next closest thing was frozen custard.  I'm thrilled to see all the posts about this.  For some reason, I always thought they were a local thing in NY, but now I know many more people share my fondness for these treats.  Sharon W.

Richcreator 07-20-2009 @ 10:03 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I was born in Reading, PA in 1935, same year as Elvis.
I ate cho chos in the '40s.
The cho chos made by Muhlenberg Dairy did not taste like the original cho chos. Muhlenberg Dairy is now out of business.
The cho cho's sold today by Shell's Dairy Swirl in Temple do not taste like the original cho cho's of the '40's & 50's. Everybody I talk to agrees with me.
I live just a few miles from Shell's in Temple, PA. The cho cho's are not a big seller today and not at all popular or famous like back in the old days. I would not waste my money for shipping costs to buy Shell's cho cho's at 70 cents each.
The whole world can enjoy original cho cho's by following my recipe:
How to make Cho Cho's at Home like we ate in the 40's and 50's


Piasana 06-06-2009 @ 8:11 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I have been looking for Cho Chos forever, or so it seems.  My earliest memory is of my waiting on our large front porch for the horse's hoof beats and the bell of the the wagon he was pulling for Muhlenberg Dairy. The slower his beats, the hotter the afternoon. It was the early 50s and I was about 3 or 4. My aunt would be working in the house listening for me to joyfully call the arrival!  The gentleman driving the wagon would ring the bell three times knowing I would make it to the curb by then.  I was always holding my money, just a few cents I am sure, which I had gotten ready just after lunch.  The driver would stop the wagon, help me cross the not very busy avenue and wait for my order,  Inevitably it was for a cho cho! I would thank him and hear him say "See you tomorrow, same time."  He then helped me cross back to my side of the avenue while waving to my aunt.  My hands couldn't wait to encircle the small cup, pull it off, and start eating that Cho Cho.  There it was: the delicious, refreshing snack.  There is none better to this day.
  I now live about 40 miles north of Reading, PA and get back often to visit relatives.  About 20 years ago I could always go directly to Muhlenberg dairy and by the Cho Chos by the cases. But alas, the dairy closed.  My next definite stop will be Schell's!  Thanks for all the great memories.
  


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lorianncardew 05-29-2009 @ 11:38 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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HI all! We just had this conversation today about Cho Cho's.  Being from Reading,PA we had them in the cup, with a stick...you had to roll the cup in your hand then pull the Cho Cho from the cup.  Just like a popsicle.  MMMM, and our group is a bit younger...in our early 40s.

I'll have to tell everyone that Schells is the closest thing to it.  Do they ship at all?  I really could use one now after all this talk!

bademento 05-20-2009 @ 12:53 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Which came first, the chicken or the egg.  I think the Cho Cho in a cup came first back in the early 1950's.  I've had a cho cho bar and it is not the same as the 1950's Cho Cho in a cup.  Text
I am 66 and still run to every new ice cream truck and ask if they have Cho Cho's, or what they have in a malted type ice cream.  Nothing is as close as Schell's in Temple, PA.  I've tried recipes at home too.  Nada, nothing, whatever, it is what it is.  

dwells 05-20-2009 @ 12:14 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I'm suprised that this has been missed, neglected, ignored, or at least not commented on:  Back on 12-21-08 Renay mentioned that he/she had heard the US Navy may serve Cho Cho bars.  For many of us, we knew Cho Chos as in bars not cups.  I've made a feable attempt at trying to find a Navy menu list on the internet that might include types of ice cream...no luck.  I don't know of anyone serving in the Navy right now either.  To me, this is the most promising lead we have had because that would be a production form of Cho Cho.  With the cup version, someone can have a receipe,or some form of one, and drop the product in a cup and call it a Cho Cho...much like Tuckers (not close) and the PA icecream location (close match).  As a collected body, if we search out this lead, we may find an actual production company...and thus the pot of gold.




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