Apparently, a lot of Americans think that chocolate milk actually comes from brown cows. Many Americans go to the Innovation Center for US Dairy’s website and ask the innocent question, “Does chocolate milk come from brown cows?” They being the patient and polite people simply answer, “Actually, chocolate milk – or any flavored milk for that matter – is white cow’s milk with added flavoring and sweeteners.”
Not everyone is capable of digesting that kind of an answer, so the Innovation Center for US Dairy conducted a survey asking 1,000 American adults (18 and above), and the results are kind of funny.
Of all the survey participants, 48% said that they were not even sure where chocolate milk comes from. Kind of a mystery eh?
If you forgot, we are talking about grown up adults, and not children or even teenagers. Surprise! 7% of them still think that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
If you multiply this number, it implies that about 16.4 million people think that chocolate milk, in fact, comes from brown cows. But it would be very mean to generalize the entire population as dumb, so we’d stick to thinking that a bunch of grown up US adults have no idea about the milk.