Created By: pgj1997 on April 8, 2013 Last Edited By: pgj1997 on November 7, 2013

Chocolate Milk Comes From A Brown Cow

Brown Cow = Chocolate Milk

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A common thing younger kids think is that the beverage "chocolate milk" comes from a brown cow. In reality however, chocolate milk is not made naturally, and is actually the chemical solution of milk and chocolate syrup or powder. An instance where Colour-Coded for Your Convenience does not work. If someone actually thinks this, Stupidity Is the Only Option. This trope is not to be confused with Chocolate Baby.
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  • April 8, 2013
    pgj1997
    Networks

    Nick Jr did a segment on this once. Its also present on some of the old VHS tapes.

  • April 8, 2013
    pgj1997
    Real Life

    If a brown cow were to eat a few cocoa beans, along with other ingredients, theroretically this would work. However, this is not a common practice.
  • April 8, 2013
    StarSword
    I think I've also seen this used to show that the character is a city kid who doesn't get rural life and/or how farming works.
  • April 8, 2013
    pgj1997
    Video Games

    In Farmville, brown cows do produce chocolate milk. Pink cows produce strawberry milk.
  • April 8, 2013
    pgj1997
    Advertising

    There was a commercial for Hershey's syrup that worked this way. They said to start with milk, and a cartoon bird produced a cow. Then they added the syrup, which consisted of feeding the stuff to the cow, and then swirled the cow around comically, turning the whole cow brown.
  • April 8, 2013
    WackyMeetsPractical
    Did some searching for the Hershey's chocolate milk commercial. This one isn't the one Dennis described, but it still fits the trope all the same: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NU6ZzYs8G0.
  • April 8, 2013
    RedneckRocker
    Does this mean that grape milk comes from purple cows?
  • April 9, 2013
    Waterlily
    Does it have to be specified that the cow is brown?

    One of the rooms in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is "Cows That Give Chocolate Milk". They pass it without looking inside which Veruca whines about.
  • April 9, 2013
    dvorak
    A gag on Green Acres has the cow doing this. In fact, each teat produces a different flavour!
  • April 10, 2013
    Stratadrake
    Would it be possible to call it a Chocolate Cow?
  • April 10, 2013
    WackyMeetsPractical
    How about Chocolate Milk Cow, since this trope deals primarily with the milk being chocolate. Maybe Brown Chocolate Milk Cow, so that we get the idea that color is important too.

    Though I don't see we can't also expand the trope to include other animals that produce food they wouldn't in nature, like a demon chicken producing deviled eggs or something like that. I can't come up with any specific examples fro fiction, but surely they exist.
  • April 11, 2013
    Koolkev
    In Minecraft, there are Mooshrooms, which are cow-mushroom hybrids and if you right-click them while holding a bowl, they will give you mushroom soup.
  • April 11, 2013
    Chabal2
    Spirou has a variation, though the hypothesis is made with humans instead of cows.
  • November 7, 2013
    XFllo
    Bumping.
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