Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the National Dairy Council.
If you do the math, that works out to 16.4 million misinformed, milk-drinking people. The equivalent of the population of Pennsylvania (and then some!) does not know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa and sugar. – Washington Post
The cows are judging us
Well this isn’t the best look. 7% of Americans (or 16.4 million if you’re into that sort of thing) think chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Saying that’s too many people is an understatement. One person thinking this is too many people. 16.4 million? That’s just depressing. I honestly think the more advanced technology becomes the dumber human beings get, because now technology does everything for us. I’ll admit I’m part of the problem too. If I’m typing something at work and I don’t know how to spell a word, I’m not giving it some thought and trying to figure out the correct spelling. I’m just throwing some letters together and letting spell check do the work for me. While I’m getting lazier on the spelling front, I can proudly say I’m not part of the 7% who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Also, how mad do you think Hershey’s was when they saw this study? They’ve spent their whole lives making this delicious chocolate syrup to put in milk, and then stupid Americans and brown cows swoop in and steal their thunder. It’s not right.