History of chocolate milk

Nikolas Holdsworth, Staff Writer

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Chocolate milk or as I like to call it Choccy Milk, needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular drinks in America with a clear majority of the population in the U.S. enjoying this delicious cocktail of two key ingredients, chocolate and milk. This delicious combination has been fulfilling cravings and creating happiness with every sip for hundreds of years.

The actual creation of chocolate milk may surprise many people. The credit goes to Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish botanist. Sloane spent some time in Jamaica in the early 1700s, where the local people gave him cocoa to drink. “He found it ‘nauseous’ but by mixing it with milk made it more palatable,” and in Jamaica the most versatile and delicious drink was created. Chocolate milk can be made and enjoyed any time of day. It can wake you up in the morning, can help with soreness in the afternoon and be a nice late-night snack at night.

Sir Hans may not have realized it, but he actually found one of the best drinks ever for your body. Chocolate milk replenishes fluid and electrolyte for hydration, is a protein source for muscle repair, provides a carbohydrate source to replenish energy stores for any activity, boosts carbohydrates supplied in muscles and liver, replenishes necessary vitamins, and of course tastes great and is very low cost. Moreover, it’s easier to drink something than to eat something after a workout.

Chocolate milk has also become a revolutionary produc,t especially in American school lunches. In New York City, about 60 percent of the milk cartons served at every school lunch are full of chocolate milk. That’s 60 million cartons of chocolate milk consumed every year in New York City classrooms alone. Choccy milk is a healthy alternative to soda or juice and tastes delicious so the drink has taken over American school lunches all over the US.

In present day choccy milk has become pretty advanced. The two major products for making choccy milk are no doubt Hershey’s chocolate syrup and Nesquik chocolate powder. We have innovated over the years to include efficient and affordable ways of being able to create and intake this delicious drink.  These two powerhouses of choccy milk have been at the top of the game for a while now and have two drastically different tastes but still make the same delicious drink.

Choccy milk has been there for me my entire life. I may not have been around for chocolate milk’s entire life but believe me, it’s always been there for me. One sip takes me to a chocolatey oasis where all my problems don’t exist anymore; I’m completely in bliss and I cannot wait for another sip. Chocolate and milk go together like peanut butter and jelly they were meant for each other and with all the health benefits to your body it was also meant to be drank since the creation of the first cow. I would also like to add that yes, I was drinking chocolate milk while writing this.


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