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diana 07-26-2004 @ 8:42 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi (is it Tom?)

This is Diana from this website. I am also a native San Franciscan and went to Lowell, and then to Galileo for my last 2 years of high school. What a small world. Do you still live in the city? I have moved up to Sonoma county where we have more room for our dogs.

So, Cho Cho's were made by Carnation. I don't know if Carnation is still in businees or if they were bought out by Nestle. Wish they still made those wonderful Choc Cho's and also I do remember those red wax lips. Great, huh?

That website you speak about from the Russian River at Rio Nido sounded great. What happened to it?

Well, take care fellow San Franciscan, and I hope you continue to visit my website.

Kid from Lakeside Village - Junipero Serra Blvd.

PS. I went to Commodore Sloat Elementary School.



Sincerely, Diana
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TomNyhan 07-25-2004 @ 7:55 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Cho Chos. I enjoyed them in the 1940s also, and as a native of San Francisco (Hawthrone, Horace Mann, Lowell)if I went to the corner grocery store for a cornicopia, I always chose a Cho Cho. At University of California Football Games a large Cho Cho was sold in the 1950s. It was made by Carnation. Lots of Candies from the 1940-1950s have been showing up, remember those red wax lips. There was a great web site from the 1940-1950s on the Russian River at Rio Nido for a while, but it's gone now. PS Growing old is not for Wimps.

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diana 06-15-2004 @ 11:37 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi Helen,

Thank you so much for sharing the picture of the Cho Cho cup. You see, we're not really crazy or imagining things. Your husband was right all of these years.

It's great to know that all of us have these wonderful childhood memories and I don't know if it would be the same if we were to miracuriously have all these goodies now in the new milenium. It probably just wouldn't be the same!!

Thank you again for the photo and take good care.

Sincerely, Diana
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reddygal 06-15-2004 @ 11:22 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi all,

My husband has been telling me about Cho-Cho Bars for over 30 years and I also thought he was crazy.  He grew up in Ohio and said he ate these every day in the summer at the local swimming pool.  This weekend we attended an antique show and lo and behold what did we find but a Cho-Cho Bar waxed cup!  Naturally, we had to buy it!

Just wanted to share the picture with everyone so you could all flash back to the 50s together!

Since I wasn't sure if I could post a picture here, I'll just include the link from my FTP space.
Cho-Cho Bar cup

Helen

Frankie 04-23-2004 @ 6:12 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Dear Diana,

When my brothers and I were growing up in south Georgia, Mama would drive us out to the Village Green (a hamburger joint in our small town) on Saturday nights for a treat.  For at least a couple of years, that treat was usually a Cho-Cho, a marvelous frozen malted milk treat on a stick that looked to have been made in a small Dixie cup.  Because we loved them so, we named a kitten we found after the treat.

Unfortunately, the cat came to a disastrous end in an accident one Easter Sunday.  The next week, when we went to the Village Green, there were no more Cho-Chos and no one even remembered them.  Until now, my remaining brother and I have felt we were living in a "Twilight Zone," because we have never found ANYONE who had heard of Cho-Chos!  I can't wait to tell him we're not crazy after all.

What a wonderful thing it would be if someone would begin making them again.  As I recall, they came in a plain version and a "crunchy topped" version, with chocolate crunchies similar to crushed Grapenuts in texture.

Thanks for the memories.

Frankie
Marietta, GA

diana 04-01-2004 @ 6:15 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi salbright,

Yes, it's true. So many of us remember those good old "Cho Cho" Bars, and they were definitely REAL.

It seems kids from coast to coast loved those great little malted chocolate ice cream bars on the wooden sticks. What a nice memory, isn't it. They were so good.

Glad you found my website, and dropped into Diana's Desserts Discussion Forum.

Take good care.

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

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.

Diana, Diana's Desserts
A Website Dedicated to Home Baker's

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 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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