Depressing number of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows

Never take your education for granted.

An online survey commissioned by the National Dairy Council polled over 1,000 U.S. citizens age 18 and over from different regions -- and it found that the average American has some surprisingly ill-informed beliefs about milk.

The survey found that seven percent of American adults genuinely believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

Even worse, 48% of the people surveyed had no idea where the sweet daily treat comes from at all.

How, now?

Curious Cows
Curious Cows

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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.

If you want chocolate milk, don't go harassing brown cows -- simply add cocoa powder and sugar to your chosen brand of regular ol' milk and voila!