We all love our milk in different forms, but have we ever stopped to reflect where the various kinds of milk come from? Do you feel that flavoured milk like chocolate, strawberry and others come from processing the normal milk? That is not what many American adults think. A large number of Americans believe that chocolate milk comes from (drum roll) BROWN COWS! Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy asked 1,000 American adults the simple question of “Where does chocolate milk come from?” According to the responses, 7% Americans believed the myth that chocolate milk comes from brown cows and 48% adults surveyed admitted they did not know where chocolate milk comes from! French Fries lovers beware: This fast food is not just unhealthy but eating it might kill you too!
The survey conducted by a dairy organisation revealed that a startling amount of American adults still believe in these myths and left the internet dumbfounded. The survey proved that Americans are quite disconnected from the journey that the food from farm goes through to reach their tables. But the report that American adults believe brown cows give chocolate milk cracked people up and might just be the funniest myth that has been believed. In fact, this topic of the origin of chocolate milk is covered in the facts and myths section of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s site as they are trying to educate the American adults about some basic general knowledge.
FYI chocolate milk actually comes from various processed food places and can easily be made by adding chocolate to normal milk (It’s Magic)! And yes, the milk that is used does come from cows and buffaloes and other farm animals, but the colour of the milk is white irrespective of the skin colour of the animals (What sorcery is this). However, this report has brought various interesting questions that the survey group needs to answer, for example, where do they think strawberry milk comes from?
While the world is mocking this hilarious and senseless myth that too many American adults believed, the organisation that conducted the survey is still trying to make sense of the entire episode. “To be fair, some milk questions and myths may make us smile. But we realise 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,” the organisation site read.