There are many unknowns that can bewilder the American voting public but who knew that an unbelievable number of adults actually believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Hold that laughter for a moment, because according to Breitbart News a new study commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy reveals the actual number and it is in the millions along with some other very startling facts that may surprise you as well.
The survey points out that seven percent of American adults actually feel that chocolate milk comes straight from brown cows. In actual numbers the number of voting age citizens amount to 16.4 million people. Here are the facts for those readers that do not know about chocolate milk. It is made from cocoa butter, sugar and regular milk.
While most can have a good chuckle over such an outlandish revelation, is what were these survey takers thinking? Seriously, most of this is covered in grade school and perhaps at the latest in middle school. But according to the study and even higher or 48 percent of those surveyed in the study did not know that chocolate is made of milk mixed with cocoa butter and sugar.
What does that reveal about Americans and what they know or are aware of when it boils down to some very commonly known facts? This is not necessarily a recent phenomenon. A 1990s study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture study found that almost 1 in 5 adults did not know that most hamburgers are made from beef.
Some less alarming facts revealed by the survey are:
• 37% of people drink milk straight from the container.
• 29% use their children as an excuse to buy chocolate milk for themselves.
• 5% of US adults do not drink milk.
Perhaps the urban and suburban residents should be given a pass on the knowledge base when it comes to beef, milk and the like. Some studies actually suggest that People who live in agricultural areas, as well as people with higher incomes and education levels, tend to know more about the source of food, according to the Washington Post. Do you by that?