(NEW YORK) — A beloved ice cream truck staple is officially off the menu.
Klondike announced this week that it had dropped the beloved, nearly 40-year-old Choco Taco, much to the dismay of ice cream lovers across the country.
The company, which is owned by Unilever, confirmed the news on social media on Monday evening, following rumors that the frozen treat, a taco-shaped waffle cone filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with a shell in milk chocolate and peanuts, had been definitively set aside. .
“Unfortunately the Choco Taco has been discontinued in the 1ct and 4ct packs,” Klondike wrote in response to a tweet about the shutdown. “Over the past 2 years, we have experienced an unprecedented increase in demand across our portfolio and have had to make some very difficult decisions to ensure the availability of our full portfolio nationwide.”
Earlier this year, for Klondike’s 100th anniversary, Taco Bell partnered with the company to bring Choco Tacos back to 20 Taco Bell locations for a limited time.
A representative for Klondike did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for additional comment.
In a separate tweet, the company called the decision a “necessary but unfortunate part of this process” and in a later tweet said it hoped consumers would “try our other delicious frozen treats.”
Choco Taco fans have taken to social media to sympathize and say goodbye to the frozen dessert, with some even going so far as to inquire about acquiring the rights to revive the treat.
Entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian offered to buy the rights to the Choco Taco to “keep it from fading away from the childhoods of future generations.”
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