Fans on Twitter have gotten some discouraging news when they heard the announcement from Klondike that it was discontinuing their beloved Choco Taco.

On its website, Klondike said that it had discontinued both the 1-count and 4-count pack sizes of the ice cream treat due to increasing demand for other products.

“Over the past 2 years, we have experienced an unprecedented spike in demand across our portfolio and have had to make very tough decisions to ensure availability of our full portfolio nationwide,” Klondike said in a statement on its website.

“A necessary but unfortunate part of this process is that we sometimes must discontinue products, even a beloved item like Choco Taco. We know this may be very disappointing,” it added.

The Choco Taco, which debuted in 1984 in Philadelphia, was a twist on traditional ice cream served in a waffle cone turned into a taco shell.

In a 2016 Eater article, Alan Drazen, the inventor of the Choco Taco, explained that the treat was a whole new ice-cream eating experience.

“When you eat a sugar cone, you generally eat the nuts, chocolate, and ice cream on the top,” Drazen told Eater. “With the Choco Taco you're getting the ice cream, cone, nuts, and chocolate with just about every bite.”

The Choco Taco was a staple on ice cream trucks, eventually being sold more widely and then a few years back at Taco Bell restaurants for a limited time, CNN reported.

Fans of the Choco Taco were in disbelief at the news that the ice cream was going away for good, as they took to Twitter to announce their dismay, causing “Choco Taco” to trend on the social media platform on Tuesday.

“This cannot be real,” one Choco Taco lover said, while another proclaimed, “no one will miss you as much as i will.”

Others suggested that they knew what they would do for a Klondike bar now – “bring back the Choco Taco.”

And still, others wished the Choco Taco a sad farewell, saying “R.I.P.”

Klondike’s advice after halting sales of the product was to try its cones, shakes, sandwiches and signature ice cream bars instead.

According to a new study, eating ice cream for breakfast can lead to improved mental capacity.
An employee prepares a scoop of ice cream at the Miko Carte d'Or, part of the Unilever group, factory in Saint-Dizier, France on May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer