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Chocolate milk is a sweetened, cocoa-flavored milk drink. It can be purchased pre-mixed or made at home with either cocoa powder and a sweetener (such as sugar), or with melted chocolate, chocolate syrup, or chocolate milk mix. Other ingredients, such as starch, salt, carrageenan, vanilla, or artificial flavoring, may be added. Chocolate milk should be refrigerated like plain milk. Chocolate milk is a milk drink flavored with chocolate. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (307x708, 70 KB) A glass of chocolate milk. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (307x708, 70 KB) A glass of chocolate milk. ... For other uses, see Cocoa (disambiguation). ... Banana, strawberry, caramel and lime flavoured milk in a New Zealand supermarket. ... The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids. ... Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sugar substitute. ... This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely traded commodity. ... For other uses, see Chocolate (disambiguation). ... Chocolate syrup is a type of syrup that is usually added to food to increase the chocolate flavour. ... Starch (CAS# 9005-25-8, chemical formula (C6H10O5)n,[1]) is a mixture of amylose and amylopectin (usually in 20:80 or 30:70 ratios). ... This article is about common table salt. ... Carrageenans or carrageenins (pronounced ) are a family of linear sulphated polysaccharides extracted from red seaweeds. ... For other uses, see Vanilla (disambiguation). ... Flavouring (or flavoring) is a product which is added to food in order to change or augment its taste. ... Fridge redirects here. ... A glass of cows milk. ...

A variant of chocolate milk are candy-bar themed pre-mixed drinks, which claim to mimic the flavors of popular candy bars such as Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, or Snickers. Other variants include a lactose-free version may also be made using lactose-free milk and flavorings, organic chocolate milk (made with organic milk, organic cocoa, and organic cane syrup), and soy chocolate "milk". Milky Way candy bar (US version) Milky Way chocolate bar (European version including Australia) The Milky Way bar is a candy bar distributed by the Mars candy company. ... The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. ... Snickers (original) Snickers (original) Snickers is a chocolate bar made by Mars, Incorporated. ...


Health aspects

Nutritionists have criticized chocolate milk for its high sugar content. However, a study published in 2006 indicated that chocolate milk aids in recovery when taken after intense athletic workouts. The study authors believe this to be due to its ratio of carbohydrates to protein, among other nutritional properties.[1] The study was small in scale and partially funded by the dairy industry, but the results may warrant further study. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carbohydrates (literally hydrates of carbon) are chemical compounds that act as the primary biological means of storing or consuming energy, other forms being fat and protein. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ...

Chocolate supplies oxalic acid, which reacts with the calcium in the milk producing calcium oxalate, thus preventing the calcium from being absorbed in the intestine. However, it is present in small enough amounts that the effect on calcium absorption is negligible.[2] Oxalic acid (IUPAC name: ethanedioic acid, formula C2H2O4) is a dicarboxylic acid with structure (HOOC)-(COOH). ... Calcium oxalate is a chemical compound that forms needle-shaped crystals. ...


While chocolate milk should be bought and stored cold, chocolate milk can be heated to produce a beverage similar to hot chocolate. Some brands of pre-mixed chocolate milk display labels with messages such as "Try Me HOT!" to encourage consumers to use the product as both a cold and a hot milk drink. For the beverage, see Hot chocolate. ...

Here's what experts say about chocolate milk as a sports recovery drink: "As a nutritionist, I have long told my elite-athletic clients to grab chocolate milk after a workout or a game for an energy boost." Susan Kleiner, PhD.,RD, Author and Sports Nutritionist

"Research confirms that an athlete's body gets 'fit' during the recovery process after exercise -- allowing for future enhanced performance," according to Joel Stager, Director of Kinesiology, Indiana University. "We found that one of the best things athletes can do for themselves a half hour to an hour following exercise is drink chocolate milk."

"Chocolate milk is another way to facilitate post exercise carbohydrate replenishment. This is another facet that we can use in our supplement program. The research substantiates it and its something, too, that the kids are going to be compliant with." Trent Greener, Director of Sports Performance, University of Washington

"One of the best things athletes can do for themselves a half hour to and hour following exercise is drink chocolate milk." Patti Swedberg, President, Raise the Bar Triathletes

Key facts about chocolate milk for recovery: - Particularly effective for athletes enduring long or intense practices, or who practice more than once a day -- cyclists, swimmers, long-disntance runners; - Right balance of carbohydrates, electrolytes, protein and fluid to keep athletes in peak form after exercise; - Replenishes muscle glycogen stores and helps rebuild muscles after exercise; - Replaces fluids lost as sweat during workouts - Just as or more effective than commercial sports drinks - Brings people back to real food, rather than relying on supplements.


In the U.S., most school lunch programs provide both white and pre-mixed chocolate milk as beverage choices, sometimes in plastic bags. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... A school dinner is a meal (dinner or lunch) provided to students at a school. ...

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin used chocolate milk as a metaphor for racial integration after his Chocolate City speech. NOLA redirects here. ... Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr. ... This article is about metaphor in literature and rhetoric. ... Children at a parade in North College Hill, Ohio Racial integration, or simply integration includes desegregation (the process of ending systematic racial segregation). ... The Chocolate City speech is a disparaging nickname which some people have given to the Martin Luther King Day speech by Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, on January 16, 2006. ...

In a recent study done in schoolboards across Canada, chocolate milk was the most popular drink among children between the ages of five and nine.

Drummer Tré Cool of Green Day has been known to drink Chocolate Milk before shows. Tré Cool (born Frank Edwin Wright III, December 9, 1972, in Frankfurt, West Germany) is the drummer of the rock band Green Day. ...

Companies which sell chocolate milk products

In addition, several supermarket chains offer their own versions of chocolate syrup for sale, often alongside more recognized national brands such as Hershey or Nesquik. Beatrice Foods Canada Ltd. ... Borden may refer to Places: Borden County, Texas Borden, Indiana Borden, Ontario Borden, England Canadian Forces Base Borden (also CFB Borden or 16 Wing Borden) People: Robert Borden (1854-1937): Eighth Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Carnation is a brand of, and registered trademark for, evaporated milk, milk-flavoring mixes, flavored beverages, flavor syrups, hot cocoa mixes, instant breakfasts, and ice cream novelties. ... Dairyland is a company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and sold across Canada. ... The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), until April 2005 Hershey Foods Corporation,[5] commonly called Hersheys, is Americas largest chocolate company. ... Maola is a milk company located in New Bern, North Carolina. ... Packets of Milo drink. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ovaltine is a brand of sweetened milk flavoring product made with sugar (except in Switzerland), malt extract, cocoa, and whey. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... {{This article is about the US-based corporation|Safeway}} Safeway Inc. ...

See also

For other uses, see Chocolate (disambiguation). ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... For the beverage, see Hot chocolate. ... A glass of cows milk. ... A strawberry milkshake topped with whipped cream and strawberry syrup A milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage which is made from milk, ice cream, and sweet flavourings such as fruit syrup or chocolate sauce (in Canada and most regions of the United States, and the United Kingdom. ... Coffee milk is a drink similar to chocolate milk. ...


  1. ^ "Chocolate Milk: The New Sports Drink?", Associated Press, 24 February 2006
  2. ^ Gilbert, Sue, MS. "Does putting chocolate in milk decrease calcium absorption?", iVillage.com

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