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Jim 09-14-2003 @ 9:12 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Diana,
In response to your question about tasting the "Cho-Cho's" at Tucker's, the choc-malt ice cream was in a cup and on a stick. Although Tucker's has been around since the 40's, I don't think they were the original Cho-Cho company. The choc-malt was smooth and good, but like I said, did not have the magical clown wrapper. I think what made Cho-Cho's fun and different was the rolling between your hands to remove the cup, wrapper, and make the consistancy perfect for that first lick. More than the ice cream, though, the nostalgia of Tucker's and the many antique stores in Alameda would be worth a trip.

Best Regards, Jim

diana 09-14-2003 @ 9:37 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi Jim,

Thank you for posting the information on Cho Cho's, and also about Tucker's Ice Cream Parlor in Alameda.

I would love to go to Tucker's, and plan to sometime during the next few months. It sounds like a great nostalgic place to visit.

I also remember rolling the cup between my hands to remove the cup and wrapper. That, as you say, along with the "first lick" was the best part of the whole Cho Cho experience.

Do you have the address for Tucker's and which highway is it off of? Is it Hwy 80?

I hope posting my experience at Tucker's Ice Cream Parlor (once I have finally made it there) for anyone who is in the Bay Area and craves those great bars, to go there and enjoy the Cho Cho's too! Thank you so much for all of your very helpful information.

Sincerely, Diana
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starr1 09-16-2003 @ 6:57 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I found the following so you're not alone in wondering about these - but sorry it isn't a recipe!


ChoChos
When I was a child growing up in Brooklyn, New York, I loved to eat Cho Chos so much that I got the nickname of "Cho-Cho". My family moved west when I was 10 years old and I never saw or heard of them again. Many years later, while working in the city of Oceanside, Cal., I met and married a wonderful woman. Lo and behold, while talking of our pasts, Doris mentioned how much she used to love eating cho chos as a child while visiting her grandparents in St. Louis, Mo. This was the first person I had ever met who even had heard of this treat. We often have wondered whatever happened to those delicious Cho Chos. --- George Ahrens, Brooklyn, NY 1931 (currently residing: Oceanside, CA) married to 1947 Baby Boomer: Doris Ahrens, St. Louis, MO

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Mich_Match 01-02-2004 @ 5:42 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I can't help but wonder if the ice cream bars you all have been talking about are like the ones that they sell at dairy queen. I have no real idea of what cho cho bars were like in the 50's i was born in the 80's :-D but by the way i read them describe i guess the dilly bars at dairy queen is what you'd be looking for.

diana 01-02-2004 @ 8:57 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi Mich_Match,

Welcome to Diana's Desserts Discussion Forum, and I hope you are having a Happy New Year.

Thank you for your idea about the dilly bars from Dairy Queen. I don't know if there are any Diary Queen's around this area where I live, but I will definitely try to find out. I know there is a Fosters Freeze in the next town to us. Some of these places like Dairy Queen and Fosters Freeze have gone out of business since the other "fast food" restaurants have become so popular, and also serve the soft serve ice cream.

When I find out, I will leave a message on this Discussion Forum, ok.

Thank you again.

Sincerely, Diana
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Joanne 01-18-2004 @ 7:16 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Here are a few recipes I found for malt flavor ice cream

Milk Chocolate Malt Ice cream
Makes 1 quart

Ingredients
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
8 egg yolks
10 ounces white chocolate, broken or cut into small chunks
1/2 cup Horlicks malt powder

Method
1.. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the milk and cream and bring to a boil.

2. In a large stainless steel mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Gradually pour the heated liquid into the bowl, whisking constantly. Return to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon.

3. Meanwhile, in a small stainless steel bowl or the top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water, melt the chocolate. Whisk into the heated milk mixture. Remove 1 cup of liquid and dissolve the malt powder in it. Return to the saucepan and mix well. Strain into a large mixing bowl and chill over ice cubes and cold water.

4. Freeze in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturerÂ’s instructions.

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

      3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
      1 cup sugar
      4 to 6 tablespoons malted milk powder
      2 cups half and half
      2 large eggs, lightly beaten
      1 cup whipping cream
      2 teaspoons vanilla
      
      Combine chopped chocolate, sugar, malted milk powder and half and half in heavy, medium saucepan. Place over low heat and cook, stirring, until chocolate is completely melted and sugar is dissolved. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Slowly beat hot chocolate mixture into eggs in bowl. Return mixture to pan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with whisk or wooden spoon, until custard thickens slightly. Be careful not to let mixture boil or eggs will scramble.
      Remove from heat. Pour through strainer into large, clean bowl. At this point, custard should be homogeneous. If you see specks of chocolate, allow custard to cool slightly, then pour custard into blender and blend 30 seconds. Pour back into bowl. Stir in cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until cold or overnight.
      Stir chilled custard, then process in 1 or 2 batches in ice cream machine according to manufacturer's directions. When finished, ice cream will be soft but ready to eat. For firmer ice cream, transfer to freezer-safe container and freeze at least 2 hours.
      Makes about 1 quart or 8 servings.

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup boiling water
1 cup malt powder
6 cups whole milk

Combine the first 3 ingredients in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add malt
powder, stir until dissolved. Stir in milk; cover & chill. Pour mixture into
the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's
instructions.


diana 01-18-2004 @ 7:31 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi Joanne,

Thank you so much for the Chocolate Malt Ice Cream recipes. I appreicate you taking the time to search for them. I will let you know when I try them, ok.

Sincerely, Diana
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rusty2 03-14-2004 @ 9:21 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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My son always laughs at me when I tell him about Cho-Cho's and how delicious they were - haven't found anything like them.  You can buy malt cups but not with the rich delicious flavor they had back in the fifties.   I was born/raised in Athens, Wisconsin and that is where we enjoyed them.   My parents had a country tavern and our local ice cream distributor from Edgar, WI carried them.   Mathiesen's was the name of our ice cream company but I don't know if they made them or just distributed them.   They were in paper cups with a stick in the middle.   They had a little paper covering that you removed, then rolled them in your hands till they slipped out of the cup.   They were wonderful!!  I was really surprised to read about so many of you knowing about this treat from all over the country.

SG

diana 03-15-2004 @ 7:28 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi SG,

Yes, it's so amazing that there are so many of us who remember Cho Cho's, especially from the 50's.

I tried another malt type treat from Walgreen's last year and it was not as "rich and tasty" as the Cho Cho's.

I guess Cho Cho's are just one more memory we will have to keep in our minds from the good old 50's. Those were the days, weren't they? A time, when life (at least it seems) was so much simpler and less complicated.

Thank you for sharing your story about Cho Cho's. It seems that they were experienced by "kids" all over the country. I used to get them at the "snack bar" at school during lunch time. They also had in packages, ice cream sundaes, eskimo pies (the real one's back then), etc. Do you remember, I think it was called, Bierly's or something like that, a soft drink that came in several flavors? That's another "long gone" soft drink from the 50's. At least, I haven't seen it around since then.

Take care and hope you enjoy my website.

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Sincerely, Diana
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salbright 04-01-2004 @ 1:56 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I cannot believe what luck this was in finding this!! People were telling me this was one of those "childhood" memories that never really existed. I immediately forwaded the site to everyone who doubted its' existence.  I'm from Long Island, NY and I can remember getting those malted choclate bars with the clown wrappers on a hot summer afternoon from our stationary/fountain store we called "Finkies" (Mr. Finklesteins' store).  This was during the late fifties/early sixties.  Thanks so much for the confirming the memory!

sue




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