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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 09-06-2003 @ 11:57 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi Jim,

This is Diana from this website. Welcome to the Diana's Desserts Discussion Forum, and to Diana's Desserts website.

I grew up in San Francisco in the late 40's and 50's. I also don't remember the Cho Cho's having the crunch thing. I just remember the plain malted ice cream, smooth as you say.

They were great. Were the ones you had at Tucker's on a stick in a cup too?

I was thinking about taking a drive to the east bay to try them. Is it worth it?

Again, welcome. I hope you enjoy my website.

Sincerely, Diana
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Jim 09-06-2003 @ 9:29 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I am truly amazed at the interest in Cho Cho's. I was reminiscing with my wife about the wonderful malt ice cream that I enjoyed as a boy in San Francisco in the 40's and 50's (it was my father's favorite!) I did a Google search and came upon this discussion. I remember the 5 oz. cup variety with smooth ice cream, not the crunch bar. Although, I think the artwork and clown picture on the bar wrapper submitted by Maureen was the same - evidently both products of the Cho Cho Company. My wife and I recently went to Alameda and tried Tucker's Cho Cho. The malt ice cream tasted the same, but lacked the fun clown printed wrapper.

Best Regards, Jim

lonetree1353 08-28-2003 @ 12:20 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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We didn't have these in Canada that I recall but found this while looking through the internet. Thought it might bring back memories for those of you who used to enjoy them. I love malted anything so I can imagine how good these must have been.

Maureen

Turbojoe 08-25-2003 @ 7:02 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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My sister and I were just reminiscing about Cho-Cho Bars.  We used to get them at Mr. Ford's Variety Store in Kansas City in the late 40's and 50's.  I wish I had a recipe but wish I could find a place to buy them even more.  I was very pleased to find so many others remembered them fondly.

Patty 05-27-2003 @ 6:29 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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The Tucker's Ice Cream site describes Cho Cho's just as I remember them, in a cup with a stick.  And we used to roll them between our palms to pop them out of the cup.  Too bad I live so far from Tucker's!  If anyone has a chance to try them, I'd like to know if it tastes like you remember.

Lucy 05-23-2003 @ 10:15 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I see you already received the Web site for Tuckers.
I didn't realize there was a 2nd page of msgs.
Hope you were able to make a connection and indulge in a great treat.

Lucy 05-23-2003 @ 10:06 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I was a young child living in San Francisco when I had my first Cho Cho Bar back in the early  60s. It was sooo good.

I found the following site on the Web and this sttore specifically talks about having the Cho Cho Bar on it's menu under Fountain Items.
http://www.tuckersicecream.com/products.htm
Hope this helps.


bobalama 05-19-2003 @ 3:03 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Diana, how did I find Tucker's Ice cream?  I had
been trying things in Google and what worked was
a search that is:

"chocolate malt ice cream cho cho".

That did it!  I figured everyone tried "cho cho", so
was looking for another approach.  I just wish I
was closer to try it myself.  I am in Seattle, so let
me know if it is the real thing, if so the next time in
Calif,  I will go there myself.

Please check if they make it themselves or buy
from a distributor.

Regards.




Bob

diana 05-18-2003 @ 6:32 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi Bob,

That's great. How did you find the website for Tucker's Ice Cream. It's like a miracle.

I live about an hour's drive from Alameda, so one of these days, I'll have to take a drive there and try their Cho Cho's. They certainly sound exactly like the ones I had as a child. I just can't believe it.

Thank you so much, and when I go there, I will bring a container (filled with ice or those Ice Packs) and bring some home and put them in my freezer. I'll also let you know how they taste. I can't wait!!

Sincerely, Diana
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