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Jerry 08-29-2008 @ 11:56 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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How funny to see this. I remember cho cho's well, have often wondered if you could still find them. Out of blue I thought I'd google cho cho's and see what came up. This is great. I grew up in SF, being born in 1948, lived there till about 1954. I've always remembered those ice creams as being soooooooooooo good and creamy. Maybe the reason I've remembered is because I bought one on the way to school (General Pershing) and put in in my lunch pail. Boy did I get a surprise! Not sure, but I seem to remember them with a yellow and brown picture, but certainly not sure. Will definately look up this place in Alameda next time I am in the area. Thanks, Jerry




Thanks,

Jerry Overbey

dwells 08-25-2008 @ 7:36 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hey gang,
Right now the best new lead seems to be the PA location mentioned on the previous page.  I'm pretty sure Cho Cho's were not a Good Humour brand.  

As to the lead in the state of PA, at least it is claimed that they are being made there.  The location and phone number was posted earlier.  Wish I lived within a few hours...I would check it out for all.

Don

giarcrmc 08-21-2008 @ 9:22 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Jerseygirl,

The ice cream parlor has been gone for years.  It was at 7th and McGraw on Queen Anne Hill.  Thanks for asking.

Mike Craig

my dad made cho cho's.

jerseygirl 08-21-2008 @ 8:17 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi Mike,

I moved to Seattle almost 10 years ago; is the parlor still there on Queen Anne?  Maybe your dad had the contract with Good Humor company?  I thought that's who originally manufactured them but I could be wrong.

Ciao, JG

bademento 08-20-2008 @ 8:25 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Wendy's frosty is not the answer.  Thanks though.  That would be similar to the chocolate malt sold in the larger cups, but not the old cho cho.

joeljackson2 08-20-2008 @ 7:22 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hey, Cho Cho Fans, I've got good news. Get the small (Bathroom ) size Dixie Cups, buy craft sticks at Walmart. Then drop by Wendy's and get a Frosty. Go home and pour the Frosty into the cup, (only 2/3 full. Stand the sticks upright in the cup and place in the freezer until hard. You have a Cho Cho. Roll it between your hands to make it slide out.Use a big napkin on the handle while you eat it because it doesn't have the lid to catch the drips.  


Yours,
JOEL

jerseygirl 08-20-2008 @ 11:24 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hello!
Re: Cho-chos and other east coast memorbilia..

Being an original jersey girl from the 60's, I surely remember malty cho-cho bars with the crunchy coating.  I found them once a very long time ago when I was living in the SF bay area in the 70's; but grew up enjoying them originally on the east coast along with Drake cakes Ring Dings (and why has the size of ring dings gotten so small??), Devil Dogs, Bosco chocolate syrup and Wise potato chips.  And let's not forget the original crystalized, crunchy ovaltine, not this freeze-dried grandules.  By the way, does anyone remember the kid's TV shows Norton Nork (Sandy Becker) and Diver Dan?

Ciao, JG

PhilA 07-28-2008 @ 11:27 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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In re of those long ago Cho Cho bars, I remember them very well from my grammar school days in Burlingame, CA (McKinley School). Ice cream was served in the basement by the cafeteria each day and the Cho -Cho bar - and the larger Whale Bar - were both sold for something like 5¢ each - maybe even 10¢ - but what made the Cho-cho bar so popular with boys was the paper container itself. After carefully removing the cylinder-like container, each boy would them put the container down on the cement floor, narrow end up and then give it a mighty stomp and the explosion sounded like a cannon going off and echoing down the hallway as far as the kindergarten classes.

Great fun!

The closest malt-like ice cream out there right now would probably be Wendy's Malt drink which is a softer version of the old Cho-Cho bar in a milk shake form.

Phil

bobalama 07-10-2008 @ 5:32 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Wow, a blast from the past.  The July 5th post from Mike in Seattle.  He
talks about the Polar Bear Ice Cream Parlor from 1950's.

I remember Mike's dad, I went to school a block away and would buy
Cho Cho's there.  Mike's dad and the woman who may have been his
mom or an employee were always very nice to me.

Once a month of so, my parents would give me enough money to have
hamburger and fries, and a Cho Cho.  I was 10-12 years old, a little kid
going to lunch by myself, it was fun.

Great memory, but now Mike said it, they had a recipe, so probably a
typical store like Polar Bear probably made their own, so no creamery
or big ice cream maker may have been involved.

The search continues.

Thanks Mike for the post.

Bob

dwells 07-07-2008 @ 11:42 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Great Information.  PA is a little far away from Oklahoma.  Anyone else from PA capable of dropping by and taking a taste test????  We had the bars here in Tulsa, OK...not the cup.  But it seems so many remember the cup.  I would gladly take a cup.  I wonder if they have a packaged mix that they would sell?  The search goes on with success close!!!




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