I’m like a chocoholic, but for booze

Tonight I decided to drink cold “hot” chocolate because I was too lazy to warm it up. Well I have to say that I am pretty pleased with myself because it’s the closest I have come to Choc-Ola in years. Do you remember that tasty drink? They used to sell it at Ken Kopp’s for .25/can. KJY and I would scrounge around Ho-Ho’s house looking for loose change so we could load up on whatever crap they put in a can and make ourselves sick. It was the best. 

After doing some research, I found out some interesting facts about our favorite “nectar of the Gods” (I am 99.9% sure that is what we called it).
– it has it’s own facebook fan page. If that doesn’t speak to its popularity, I don’t know what does.

– there is an online recipe I am considering trying
         Choc-Ola Recipe:
           1- 15 oz Yoo Hoo Can
           6- Tsp of Non – Dairy Coffee Creamer Makes two Servings
         Take 7.5 oz of Yoo Hoo(half a can) and pour in in a glass. Put 3 Tsp of coffee creamer in. 
        Heat in  microwave for about 50 sec. take out and stir. Chill in freezer for 30 Minutes. ENJOY!!
Count. Me. In.

– Charlie Hustle endorsed Choc-ola and even had his own Chocolatey drink named after him – “Pete”. It failed. Miserably.

– Sons of Bitches – Eventually, in 1985, Moxie decided to sell the Choc-Ola business to The Chocolate Group, which was also the parent company of Yoo-Hoo; one of Choc-Ola’s major competitors at the time. Shortly thereafter, The Chocolate Group shut down Choc-Ola’s Indianapolis plant and moved the entire bottling operation up to their Yoo-Hoo bottling facility in Carlstadt, NJ.

– Amazing and sort of nutso- From 2003 to 2009 Choc-Ola sightings faded into obscurity, while conversely, its fanbase’s desire for its return strengthened. Fans constructed message boards to discuss Choc-ola, they emailed and called the company, and they wondered when, if ever, Choc-Ola would return.
message board 1 and 2

– Road trip – In 2010, a new era for Choc-Ola began. A native Indianapolis man and avid fan of Choc-Ola made it his personal mission to revive Choc-Ola. In early 2010, the owner of the Rock-Cola ’50s Cafe in Indianapolis secured the trademark and is manufacturing and selling Choc-Ola out of his authentic 50s-style cafe.

I know what Ellis is doing this summer. I don’t see anything in The First Year saying he can’t have Choc-Ola. Except for that whole can’t have chocolate thing. I think it’s worth the risk.

One thought on “I’m like a chocoholic, but for booze

  1. Thank you for this.
    I remember getting, like, as many cans as the machine contained and as many as we could carry… for a quarter. You can’t even look at a Coke for a quarter. Was it fizzy though? I don’t recall. We did, 100 percent, call it nectar of the gods though. and what classy gods they were… KJ

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