here are a bunch of different flavored milks out there today, from chocolate and strawberry to even peach and pistachio. But I think it's safe to say that after plain, white milk, chocolate is the most popular.
But how do you make chocolate milk?
If you don’t just buy it from the store, you probably bust out the chocolate powder or syrup and get to mixing it in with the plain white milk that you have.
Or, as some people believe, it comes from brown cows.
This isn't a joke. I'm serious.
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy asked 1,000 Americans where chocolate milk comes from, and seven percent believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
If you do the math, that works out to 16.4 million misinformed, milk-drinking people. For scale, the equivalent of the population of Pennsylvania (and then some) doesn’t know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa/syrup, and sugar.
And forty-eight percent of adults surveyed admitted to not being sure of where chocolate milk comes from.
I guess they think that cows can somehow manufacture cocoa inside their organs?
But the organization’s site is very kind about the whole thing, adding: “To be fair, some milk questions and myths may make us smile. But we realize we need accurate information to make the best choices for ourselves and our families about what we eat. It’s time to set the record straight about some common misconceptions about chocolate milk.”
Knowledge is power, my friends.