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Chocolate Milk Facts

  • Name: Chocolate Milk
  • Type of Food: Liquid
  • Produced From: Milk and Chocolate
  • Total Calories: 209 (one cup, 250 grams)
  • Total Fat: 8 grams (one cup, 250 grams)
  • Total Protein: 8 grams (one cup, 250 grams)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 26 grams (one cup, 250 grams)

27 Chocolate Milk Facts for Kids

  1. Chocolate milk is a beverage that contains milk and chocolate.
  2. The milk used in chocolate milk can come from cows, goats, soy and other alternatives to mammal milk.
  3. The chocolate used in chocolate milk can be made using chocolate syrup, chocolate powder or melted chocolate.
  4. The person credited with inventing chocolate milk is Irish physician Sir Hans Sloane.
  5. Sir Hans Sloane invented chocolate milk in the 1700s in Jamaica and brought it back to England.
  6. Sir Hans Sloane sold his chocolate milk initially as a medicine.
  7. Some historians believe chocolate milk was invited by Jamaicans going back as far as 1494.
  8. Commercially produced chocolate milk has been criticized for its high sugar content and addition of caffeine.
  9. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 209 calories.
  10. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 8 grams of fat.
  11. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 30 milligrams of cholesterol.
  12. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 150 milligrams of sodium.
  13. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 418 milligrams of potassium.
  14. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 26 grams of carbohydrates.
  15. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 2 grams of dietary fiber.
  16. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 24 grams of sugar.
  17. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 8 grams of protein.
  18. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 4% of the recommended Daily Value of vitamin A.
  19. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 3% of the recommended Daily Value of vitamin C.
  20. One cup of chocolate milk (whole milk, 250 grams) contains 32% of the recommended Daily Value of vitamin D.
  21. Chocolate milk has the same nutrients and health benefits as non-flavored milk.
  22. Chocolate milk does have more sugar, carbohydrates and additives than non-flavored milk.
  23. In the United States, there is a National Chocolate Milk Day and it’s on September 27th.
  24. According to a study by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy, seven percent of all adults in the United States think chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
  25. There are several studies that have found chocolate milk to be an excellent post-workout recovery drink.
  26. Chocolate milk is considered an excellent post-workout recovery drink is the perfect ratio of carbs to protein.
  27. In 2011, around 80% of the flavored milk (chocolate and others) sold in the United States was to schools.

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