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Fun Fact August 20, 2020.

20 August 2020


It’s a refreshing beverage and one that is appealing to nearly everyone.  Chocolate milk is good hot, cold or malted.  It is served with about sixty percent of all school lunches, but where did it come from?  Believe it or not, Jamaica.  According to the Natural History Museum in Britain, credit for chocolate milk 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.  The museum says documents show that he found it ‘nauseous’ but by mixing it with milk made it more palatable.  When he returned to England, Sloane brought the milk and cocoa mixture with him, and for many years it was sold as medicine.  On a side note, about seven percent of Americans believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.  Seven percent doesn’t sound like much, but it works out to a little over 16 million people.  They live among us.