Need your Choco Taco fix? A Newport restaurant is considering bringing its version back

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While the future of the Choco Taco remains uncertain, one local restaurant could be bringing back its own version of the tasty ice cream treat.

Last month, Klondike announced it was discontinuing the Choco Taco, though, after an outpouring of support, the company provided a lifeline via Twitter: “We've heard from our fans, and we're hoping to bring this favorite treat back to ice cream trucks in the coming years!”

Thames Street Kitchen offered Choco Tacos in three flavors — dulce de leche, pistachio and strawberry.
Thames Street Kitchen offered Choco Tacos in three flavors — dulce de leche, pistachio and strawberry.

You might not have to wait quite that long at Thames Street Kitchen, which at one point offered a chocolate-covered taco in three flavors.

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“We had the Choco Taco on the menu all last year, but they’re incredibly time-consuming,” said Anna Burnley, co-owner of the restaurant. “We made the waffle that is the taco shell. We made the ice cream. We made the topping. We made the chocolate on top.”

Because of the bustle of the summertime, Burnley said the restaurant likely won’t offer the Choco Taco until “maybe the slower season.”

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“It’s a little too much to bring it back during the summer, when it’s so chaotic there,” she said. “But after the summer season, I could see it coming back and making a quick appearance on the menu.”

A Choco Taco offered at Thames Street Kitchen.
A Choco Taco offered at Thames Street Kitchen.

Thames Street Kitchen offered its tacos in dulce de leche, pistachio and strawberry, and even sold them in packs of three and six at its sister restaurant, Mission in Middletown.

“They were a lot of fun,” Burnley said.

This article originally appeared on Newport Daily News: Thames Street Kitchen, Newport, RI, mulls return of its Choco Taco