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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.
  


West Reading, PA Piasana

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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.

bademento 05-18-2009 @ 1:13 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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AGAIN, the Cho Cho made at Schells, in Temple, PA is very similar to the old Cho Cho, a little less creamier.  It is probably what the last person had because he was located 9 miles from Temple, PA.  Tuckers in California is not even close.  I already went that route. I paid $160 to have them ship to me and resolved that question.   It is just dark chocolate ice cream.  After looking for 50 years, this is the answer.  I have tried writing the city they originally came from, the patent office, and calling Schells to get them to ship.  I called twice, they never returned my call.  Now, a good friend of mine moved to Reading, which is close.  He gets me Cho Cho's, put them in dry ice, and ships them to me.  I have 3 dozen in the freezer as we speak.  They are $10 a dozen.  I don't know how much they are individually.  They are in a cup with a stick.  They are good.  So, if anyone finds them in any other place, I would like to know it, but, as far as I know with all of my research, Schells in PA is the answer to the Cho Cho question.

jerrylee 05-18-2009 @ 12:05 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Wow, I remember the cho-cho days. We actually found some in sinking spring Pennsylvania at a V$S store. We introduced them to the kids and they went crazy. They are expensive but boy are they good. If anyone finds the reciepe, please let us know. Thanks

jerry

Biffhank 05-12-2009 @ 5:44 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I grew up in the South in NC and do not remember the bars but a quick
search online shows a clown that was used for advertising.  I'll continue to
look and see if I see the company name.  One site mentioned how you ate
them by using a popsicle stick that was inserted into a slit in the cup top
and then I'm guessing the warmth of your hand helped loosen the ice
cream from the cup to pull it out and eat it.  Sounds messy but delicious!

http://tinyurl.com/oqwxwu

Oregon Baker

lorich685 05-09-2009 @ 9:34 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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ALSO LOOKING FOR CHO CHO BARS .I found a place in Alameda,Ca. called Tuckers Ice Cream.I will try them out and will report back.Just found on net after trying for 20 Minutes. Will try to get a receipe.
..........bucko here in Redwood City.Ca.

BUCKO

willie 02-14-2009 @ 8:30 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I remember the Cho Cho bar from SF very well. We moved to Sacramento and Dairy Queen had the same item
called a Mister Malty...
Flicks were discontinued when they could not find parts for the old machinary when the company moved from SF.




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