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saylor 07-19-2005 @ 12:16 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Ok here goes. I have been trying to make Cho Cho for several months. I have a Soda Fountain Ice Cream Blender,green, Hamilton Beach Blender. I remember the Cho Cho's being light chocolate in color and in taste, with Malt. I have been mixing white ice cream, two dabs of chocolate, Carnation Malted Milk powder. I am close, but not close enough. I will keep on trying.
Susan

bademento 07-19-2005 @ 12:44 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Here are two recipes I found on line.  Try these.

Carnation Milk Ice-Cream #64316
2      cans evaporated milk

1      cup sugar

2      teaspoons vanilla

1      pinch salt

2      teaspoons gelatin (dissolved in 1/4 cup very warm water and allow to stand until mixture is clear)
4 litres Change size or US/metric
7 minutes 5 mins prep
1.     Beat salt, vanilla and milk at medium to fast speed until ingredients triple in bulk.
2.     Gradually while still beating add sugar followed by gelatine.
3.     Place in container and freeze for several hours stirring occasionally.


http://www.recipezaar.com/64316


For basic malt
1      egg

1      tablespoon granulated sugar

1      teaspoon vanilla

3      scoops ice cream




weremember 09-04-2006 @ 3:17 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Oh, my goodness!
Yesterday at a family BBQ, my brother and I were talking about the ice cream man coming by in his truck and my mother giving us .07 for the wonderful Cho Cho Ice Cream Bar! That was 45 years ago, but we still remember how delicious it was. He travels all over the state for his job, and says he still looks for this illusive ice cream bar. Does anyone know where to buy it?   Thanks! LillianI

bobalama 09-22-2006 @ 7:28 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Wow, haven't looked back at the Cho Cho forum in 3 years and there is
still no find?

Cho cho's were ubiquitous in the '50's.  I am so surprised there is no
real history of production or former makers or employees that
remember them who wish to discuss.

Will start looking again.  Only Tucker's in Alameda has them.  But
based on an earlier post, they don't compare at all to what most of us
recall

Oh well, let's not give up.

bob



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EHMoco 10-19-2006 @ 5:51 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Don't know where this will end up, it's my first time posting here. But I couldn't help responding to the cho cho story, because it was certainly one of my favorites in the 50's, too. I perhaps was more fortunate than many of the others I've read . . . I worked for a small ice cream maker in central Wisconsin while in high school, and I "made" cho chos.

The mix, that is, the raw mixture used for cho chos, was purchased from the franchiser. My boss ran the mix through his ice cream freezer and created the soft ice cream, much like what you will see in a frozen custard stand.  I took that bucket full of soft ice cream and placed it into a gadget with a hopper, a hand crank, and by turning the crank, could fill the cups.  

There may have been variations on the cho cho product, however, the only one I ever saw was the kind I made. No coatings or crunchies. The cho chos were sold in a cup with a stick and sealing cover that also held the stick in position while the ice cream was soft. The newly filled cups were then placed in the freezer where they hardened before delivery to the local stores and "root beer stands" and "drive-ins", as we were wont to call them.

I don't know how the rest of you are when it comes to soft ice cream, but I am a sucker for it, and soft cho chos were paritcularly seductive. There were days at the cho cho filler where I swear I ate more than I put into the cups. Fortunately for the company, cho chos were a once-a-week operation, so my pilfering of the malted treasure did not bankrupt them.  

It would be great to be able to find a cho cho today, but I think they are no longer produced. A web search was not successul in turning up any indication of a current manufacturer. I did find that Horlick, a Racine Wisconsin company, invented the malt flavoring. This link will give you a very brief history of Horlick:

http://racine.wi.net/c2f5.php3

By the way, the ice cream company I worked for is still small, and still proudly in business in spite of today's ice cream giants. It's Mauel's Dairy in Owen, Wisconsin, and it's still in the Mauel family's hands, third generation. They do not appear to have a web site. The founder has been gone for many years, and his son is retired, and the next time I see him, I am going to ask him about cho chos.  If I learn anything, I will let you know.

And thank you, Diana, for asking this question, because I have wondered about the fate of cho chos for a long time.

JJ

diana 10-19-2006 @ 9:20 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi JJ,

Thank you for all of your great information on Cho Cho's. Wow, what an amazing and very informative story.

In a way, you are part of the history of Cho Cho's. You actually made them. I'm impressed!

I wonder if the retired son of the Mauel family would consider making them again, although he probably doesn't have the recipe. There are certainly enough people out there from our generation who would buy the product and I know the kids today would love them too!

I remember (back in the 50's) being at grammar school, it would be lunch time and they'd open up the ice cream stand which was near the school's playgroud and I'd run over when they would raise the door of the stand, and I  so looked forward to getting my Cho Cho. I'd buy it (couldn't have cost very much, maybe a nickle), rub it between my hands to soften the ice cream and then lick, lick, lick it until it was all gone. Good memories, huh!

Hope to hear back from you again.



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EHMoco 10-19-2006 @ 1:42 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Diana: It's been fascinating reading the posts in re cho chos. I really do miss them, and apparently, there are a few more fans out there.

I just commented to my wife, rhetorically, of course, "I wonder what ever happened to cho chos. Do you remember them? I'm gonna log on to the internet and see if I can find out about them". She indeed remembers them, and I logged on, and that's how I found your forum.

As for the Mauel Dairy, I do have ties to Owen, but they're tenuous at best. I go back annually (almost) for the high school reunions, but that won't be until next July. I'll be sure to ask about the cho chos, God willing. I would guess, however, that the recipe was held by the franchising company, but it is probably quite close to one of those that was posted on your site.  Maybe there's an entrepreneurial opportunity here.

By the way, I didn't really make cho chos, I just filled the cups. That's why I put "made" in quotes.

Thanks for replying.
JJ

bademento 10-19-2006 @ 3:12 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I have written a letter today to Mauel Dairy in Owen, WI.  I sent them the many comments about Cho Chos on this web site asking them if they could shed any light on where we could find Cho Cho, recipe, etc. etc.  I'll let everyone know if I hear from them.  I have already tried the patent office for the cup, and Tucker's.  I wrote to the city in WI years ago and never received a reply.  I ordered them from Tucker's and they didn't come close and the patent office couldn't tell me anything.  So, I will try this.  I sent it today.

georgefloto 10-24-2006 @ 1:08 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi Diana,

Just to let you know, they were my favorite too.  This was in Everson, Pa.  about 30 miles SE of Pittsburgh. The time frame would have been in the late 40's or early 50's.

For some reason, Bordon's comes to mind. Anybody else remember that name.

George in Hudson Florida.

cookie01 10-26-2006 @ 3:47 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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hi  just found this forum today
very nice....
i would like to offer a suggestion to help you find your cho chos
there is this great show on FOODNETWORK called
UNWRAPPED with Marc Summers-- i bet he could help you find this treat!
i was only born in 62 so my fond memories are only of the good humor ice cream carts with bells ringing and this was in long beach ny where some of my family lived
good luck
cookie01




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