Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

Over 16 million American adults believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows

Over 16 million American adults believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows

We're not pulling your tail on this one folks, but a new online survey from the Innovation Center for U.S Dairy has found 7% of Americans think chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

Forty-eight percent of those who participated in the survey said they weren't sure of chocolate milk's origins, according to Food & Wine.

Quick question: Where does chocolate milk come from?

Perhaps those adults were children in the '80s when this commercial aired, and failed to remember its ending, especially since Hershey-branded chocolate milk is no longer around.

To put the minds of a large portion of the United States to rest, let us assure you this: The color of the cow that produced the milk has no influence on the color or flavor of the final product.

The Post noted the results fit a general trend of Americans being ignorant about the source of their food. Additionally, 25 percent of respondents said they have gone to the grocery story before 6 a.m.to buy milk, so although some Americans may not know where exactly their milk comes from, they know where to get it.

This is despite nearly one-fifth of the 50 states in the U.S. having cattle populations larger than the human population and farming being of the country's biggest industries.

Only 5 percent of people don't drink milk at all and 95 percent have cheese of some sort in their fridge.

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