A surprising number of Americans are confused about where chocolate milk comes from. According to a new survey, nearly half the US population (47 percent) are unsure about where chocolate milk comes from. Seven percent think that chocolate milk comes to us from brown cows. Yes, you read this right, Seven percent of Americans!
The survey was conducted in April by Undeniably Dairy, a group within the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy that represents family dairy farmers. This survey was conducted on more than 1,000 adults 18 and over. It found a lot of interesting tidbits about people’s views on milk (37 percent of milk drinkers secretly drink it right out of the carton, for example), but the chocolate milk insight was the most unexpected and weird.
The fact is that chocolate milk is just a flavored version of milk that comes from cows. The color of a cow has nothing to do with the type of milk that is produced. It is simply just milk that gets pasteurized, packaged, and sold in grocery stores. So, no, chocolate milk does Not come from brown cows!