Food of the Eighties, Chocola (drink)
Picture Gallery

Loading images, if this message doesn't go away you may need to enable javascript in order to see pictures
No images

Click picture to enlarge

 Submit a picture 

Chocola came in a can like a softdrink (hence the name). It had a very smooth, rich chocolate taste w/ a hint of cola. It was sold in convenience stores everywhere. It was SO good! I never knew why they stopped selling it.
Links for more info

The following are links about Chocola (drink) you may find interesting. Also check out the other pages.

  • No links have been submitted for this page yet.

Submit a link to more information about Chocola (drink)

User Stories and Comments

The following are comments left about Chocola (drink) from site visitors such as yourself. They are not spell checked or reviewed for accuracy.

Stephanie - August 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I know I have been unable to find it in Florida so far, but I didn't know they stopped selling it? It was still around when I lived in Indiana, which was as recently as 3 years ago. I bought some YooHoo yesterday, and it is similar, but Chocola is/was much better!
Cressida - October 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I too have not been able to find it here in West Virginia and I moved here 2.5 years ago also from Indiana, but i had not seen it there since i was about 13 and that was about 7 years ago. I really wish i could find some, because it was my Favorite.
Kelkel - March 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I KNOW - I've been wanting it for awhile. I moved to Nashville, TN about 10 yrs ago - but I only ever had it in Indiana. Maybe it's just an Indiana thing?
Melanie - March 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I live in Ohio and when I was little it was my absolute FAVORITE!! I can't even find info about it ONLINE let alone find it in a store anywhere!! AHHHH! Chocola and candy buttons. My favorite treat on a nice spring day....................
Randy - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
From Indiana too... Can't find Chocola anywhere here in Florida... I remember it tasting similar to Yoo Hoo. I know when I was a kid if the soda machine had a chocola button on it, you bet that's the one I was picking.
Brian - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I live in Indiana and it is nowhere to be found. I have been craving this delicious drink for months and can't find it anywhere. COME BACK CHOCOLA!!!!!!!
Sarah - June 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I live in Indiana and I have been missing that taste. I found some a few years ago at a Buehler's Buylow about 2 or 3 years ago, but haven't seen any since. Our Beuhler's was bought out and everything changed. No chocola, but thank goodness the brought back the Jello pudding pops. Hope they bring the chocola back soon too.
john - June 29, 2008 - Report this comment
we were discussing chocola today wondering where it went. I hadnt had it in forever and just assumed it was still around. As far as I can tell it has been discontinued. Shame since as my memory is concerned it really was much better than yoohoo.
Tonya - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I lived in Clay City, Indiana when I was young. Used to drink Chocola and I miss it so much. Live in California now. I could just cry, I want a Chocola so bad! Yes, YooHoo is similar but Chocola is the best, hands down!!
Greg - August 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I just realized that it is gone. I grew up in Indiana and have lived in several other states over my 43 years. I have just determined one of the things I crave from my Indiana past is Chocola. I loved that drink. I would buy a six pack and slam it in an hour or less depending on how much basketball I had played that day. You had to shake it up and then it was ready. My mom was a die-hard Coke drinker and this was my drink as the oldest kid. It was like rebellion shaking it as hard as you could and then pure joy slamming it down.... I live in Georgia now and all they have is Yoo Hoo. It is not the same. I must admit that I have found a another drink that make me happy such as a Guiness or two but it is still not the same. If anyone finds it in existence, let me know.
Mark - August 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Chocola goes back a long time. I drank it as early as 1964 when I was a kid. My grandpa had a 27 acre lake near Indianapolis that he used to charge people to fish and camp at. He had a pop machine out back for the customers and he used to give us free drinks from it whenever we visited. I usually chose Chocola! We would run the machine out of Chocola and it would be 7-up for a while until the man came by to restock.
Mark - August 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I think the company that made it was not run very well and they didn't invest enough in advertising. Chocola was good enough to go nationwide if they had known what they were doing. And it would still be with us today to boot. I think it's gone for good, sadly.
Mark - August 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Sorry to spam but I remembered something else. The last time I remember drinking it was in the mid-eighties I think, in Indiana. In the last stages it was sold in cans and although it still used the word "Chocola" in smaller print, the name "Cow Power" was in much larger print as if that was it's new main name. I remember drinking quit a few "Cow Powers".
Marcius - September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I live in Indiana and have fond memories of growing up here and on a hot day shaking up a bottle of Chocola and slamming the whole thing down at once. Delicious! Yoohoo doesn't even come close. Haven't seen one in years but I know so many people that miss the drink that they are really missing an opportunity if they don't bring it back.
Kyle - October 20, 2008 - Report this comment
My parents were alcoholics and I used to get a Chocola every time they went to the drive up! ahh, Bob's Package. the good ol' days. (that was only in the 90s btw)
javier - October 31, 2008 - Report this comment
haha i live in indiana too....i remember my dad used to buy me chocola sometimes, probably back around 1996 is the last time i remember drinking in
eric - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
this is too much . wondering what happened to chocola, then to use google and find people from indiana craving it as much as we miss it! Hell, I still live in sweet home indiana and cant find it. BRING it back
Jeffrey - November 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I drank Chocola in Athens, OH. I bought it at the drug store in town in the mid and late 90s. It was in a brown can. I loved it. I use to have 20+ cans that I collected of it then threw out.
Mark - November 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I am also from Indiana. As a child I recall Chocola being about the only drink I ever really consumed. It was absolutely delicious. I wish to God they would bring it back. I'd stock my fridge with it in a heartbeat. Mmmmm.... Chocola!
Tory - November 19, 2008 - Report this comment
So, I grew up on Chocola as well. My grandpa worked at a nursing home in Indianapolis and always had the vending machines chalk full of it. For my sixteenth birthday (2001) he gave me an entire case. I brought them to my house in Minnesota and drank them all in about 2 days. I would literally do anything for another Chocola. 7 years is too long.
Chuck - December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I am from indianapolis and i remember every day when i was younger walking down the street to the liquer store and they had a soda machine out there. i would always get Chocola. the taste of chocola is irreplaceable. Please bring it back to Indiana!
Angela - December 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I am from Dayton Ohio and we drank Chocola in the 70's. I was surprised to see it was still around in the 90's...if I would have known I would have been all over that! And for the record, way better than yoo-hoo!
Ian Anderson - December 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Bought my last few cans from a drug store here in town. Yes, I'm from Indiana. The lady sold them to me 1/2 off because she had no idea how long they had been there. That was in 2004. If someone would just buy up the recipe, we'd be back in business. I'll have to track down the former owners. FYI- drank 'em and loved 'em!
Becca - December 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my Gosh!!! I am also from Indiana, but I moved 15 years or so ago, and have always wondered about the yummy canned drink, and nobody ever knew what I was talking about...I remember buying a six pack back in the day and racing my boyfriend at the time, to see who could drink the most, the quickest...aww memories...Bring it back Indiana!!!!
hoosier - January 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I am from Ft Wayne, and my wife from Greencastle. we remember chocola from 1960's.We both remember blowing through straws into the chocola, and getting masses of chocolate bubbles.Anthony Bourdain had a dinner in Spain on his show that reminded us of this. Google search of Chocola does'nt turn up much. bit of a mystery. Was it a local, indiana product?
Mr. Mojo Risin' - January 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I was known as "The Chocola Kid!" Chocola and Any Capps hot dog snacks, what a meal!
Helen - January 25, 2009 - Report this comment
We lived in Smith Valley, seven miles west of Greenwood, Indiana. We bought Chocola back in the 60's. Our favorite place to buy it was the Beehive Restaurant in Smith Valley. That's because Ron, the owner, would bounce the bottles of Chocola on his biceps to mix it up for us. I will tell you one thing--Chocola was delicious--unless you got one that was soured! That happened to me once. It was like swigging soured chocolate cottage cheese!
Stacy - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in Marion Indiana I use to drink it every morning when I would get off work. The only place I could find it was at a Mc Clure gas station The last bottle I had was in 2002. I wish they would start making it again yoo-hoo doesnt even compare to the taste of a cold Chocolatey Chocola!!!!!
Jeff - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I bought it a few years ago at Jungle Jim's in Fairfield, OH (Cincinnati)and they told me that they longer carried it. I loved this drink. I used to buy it from a mom and pop store in Fort Thomas, Ky in the late 70's and 80's and then found it again at Jungle Jim's in the late 90's. Please come back!!!
Mr. Mojo Risin - February 22, 2009 - Report this comment
If anyone finds it on sale anywhere, post it here!
Rick - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I drink chocola in the late 50s and early 60s at a place called The Icehouse on Banklick St. in Covington, KY. They kept it in a wash tube of ice. Wow!
Ryan - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
My grandmother would buy it for me every time we went to my great gandmothers house in Madison IN
Greg - March 09, 2009 - Report this comment
A friend in elementary school long ago...her father worked at the bottling plant in Beech Grove Indiana. My father had a machine full of it...and I drank way way too much of it.Wish it was still around.....
Adam - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Jeff, Had I known Jungle Jims had it a few years back, I would have bought the whole stock. I say we petition the company to re-open, or all get together as investors and re-open and distribute again. Choc-ola was and always will be the best drink out there. The pictures above are old, I remember the smaller, maybe 10oz bottles - packed with chocolate de-lish!
Jayson - April 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in Illinois, about 30 miles from St. Louis, MO. I used to get it at a little grocery store in a village of about 300 people when I was going to my Grampa's farm. I usually got a six pack and drank them all by the end of the day. Good stuff.
Jeff from Parma Ohio - May 02, 2009 - Report this comment
The song went "Shake Shake.....Shake Cow-Power...Choc-ola now". I can sing it for you in key if you'd like. Ebay has Choc-ola stuff all of the time. Mostly bottles, cartons, and boxes. Saw one bottle full on there once...should have snagged it. I want to stay in my basement, drink Choc-ola and grape O-So, have a Koogle Peanut Butter sandwich, eat vanilla Cap'n Crunch (with Smedley the Whale) and watch all 5 Planet of the Apes movies in a row. Then go to Dutch Pantry for a piece of Shoo-fly pie, then off to Red Barn for a Big Barney and a late night Burger Chef and Jeff Burger......Dare to Dream....
Becky - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I was born in Indiana, and lived there for a few years before my dad decided to re-enlist in the Navy. I remember seeing an ad for Chocola and begging my mom for one. One day, she came home from shopping and handed me a bottle of the yummy stuff. I should have saved the bottle. Anyway, I guess my chances of drinking one should I visit Indiana in the near future are slim to none! At least I have my memory of that and Burger Chef. My kids think I was on drugs as a kid or something when I mention these things.
Kyle - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to travel from Missouri to Attica Indiana to visit my grandparents at least once a year. I remember the little corner store in West Point. That is where I used to get my Chocola fix. We would stop in West Point for a Chocola and then head to Lafayette to Dog n Suds for an awesome coney dog and frosted Rootbeer. After leaving Dog n Suds we'd stop in Shadeland for another Chocola. I sure wish it was still distributed. I'd try to get some to sell in my own store now. Bring it back.
Pat - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Very cool little thread. I grew up in Leesburg, IN (northern IN). Back in the early 70's as a child, I would accompany my mom to the laundromat. They had a coin machine there that sold the stuff. That was the only reason I didn't mind tagging along.
Mr. Mojo Risin' - May 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanx for the ingredients, but now I need to find some old Choc-Ola bottles, just won't taste the same w/out 'em!
Jason - May 24, 2009 - Report this comment
From Evansville, Indiana. Many great memories of this crack-tastic drink. Used to buy them at Pizza King in 6-packs. Yoo-hoo is a poor sustitute, but I plan on trying out that recipe above.
Gino Y - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Could this possibly be the same choc.ola drink? Well, not allowed to post links here, but: Chocola Chocolate Drink Now Made by: The Chocolate Group From the maker: 99% Fat free. Cholesterol free. Ingredients: Water, Dairy Whey, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Non-Fat Milk, Corn Syrup Solids, Cocoa (Processed with Potassium Carbonate) Soybean Oil (Partially Hydrogenated), Sodium Caseinate, Salt, Dipotassium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Mono- and Diglycerides, Vanillin (An Artificial Flavor), Soy Lecithin, and Natural Flavor. Vitamin A - Vitamin C contains less than 2% of the DV of this nutrient. This is the best chocolate drink ever. I always use to drink it with my dad as a kid.
Nick in Cincinnati - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
As a kid I lived in Burlington kentucky and drank them often and just drank a yoo-hoo a few minutes ago and its just not the same.... I remember the days of being 11 to 13 years old drinking them in the summer on a hot day.... I miss those times a lot.... I hate that I had to grow up... We would walk up to burlington grocery and get a choc-ola and the penny candy sweedish fish and a pack of baseball cards..... Wow! what fond memories... and then back to our tree house to check out our new baseball cards.... And around 5 o'clock when all the constuction workers left our neighborhood we would roam through the twenty of thirty houses that were under construction and collect all of the 16 ounce pop bottles that they left behind to get the 10 cents per bottle deposit.... I could usually get about 100 bottles a week..... thats ten dollars in 1980 terms.... that was like 25 to 30 dollars in todays money.... That would finance my choc-ola cravings and all the other sugar I took in back then....... I am glad I found this site and I appreciate the memories I re-kindled today.
Tom - June 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Carol - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Born in Muncie Indiana and raised in Anderson Indiana! This was the best drink! When we drove on vacation to Lake Wawasee we were rewarded with our own bottle of Choc-ola in Wabash when we got half way there, IF we had been good!
don - July 12, 2009 - Report this comment
got it a luray caverns va. soda machine in 2005. but that was my last sighting.
wade - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
how nice would it be if the motts company began selling CHOC OLA to us CHOC OLA CRACK ADDICTS again....just wondering what it would take after reading allthese blogs....leave me a comment to let me know if your behind the idea
Bobby Za from Euclid, OH - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Enjoyed quite a few bottles of this flavorful drink. Used to play baseball or basketball all day and walk up to the Upson Deli and buy a few bottles to slam down Probably got my funding hunting for returnable bottles. Does anyone remember that? Would love to have a bottle right now and fondly remember my childhood growing up in the 1970's. Motts...please bring it back.
Steve - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in Georgia now.....but I traveled back to my hometown of Mishawaka IN several years ago and I found some there at a store called Martin's. I bought a six pack in brown cans. I just got back from visiting there last week and sadly they do not have it anymore. Thats what lead me here....I am searching for more! Yoo-Hoo just isn't as good!
Steve - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
UPDATE....I found a can I saved from that six pack. It reads the maker as MFG for the Chocolate Group Inc. Carlstadt NJ I will research this more.
Todd - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Steve - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment UPDATE....I found a can I saved from that six pack. It reads the maker as MFG for the Chocolate Group Inc. Carlstadt NJ I will research this more. Same address as Yoo Hoo. Hmmm. I tried the recipe I posted above and as it was very close it still just wasn't. Bring it back. NOW!!!
Kristi - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in mississippi and am finding this quite funny. I keep telling my husband about this drink and he doesnt even know it existed. Funny thing... I TOO GREW UP IN INDIANA>.... is this only an indiana thing... CONFUSED?
Cindy - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
lol.... I grew up in Meridian, Mississippi but my husband grew up in southern Indiana (where we both reside now)... he was just telling me about this awesome choc-ola drink so we searched it and found ourselves at this site. How weird????
Seth - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember this drink, and I miss it too! it was the best drink out there! I wish I had one right now! its one of those drinks that brings back memories! of my child hood! if they discontinued this item maybe someone else might pick it up! it was that great of a drink! and it was 10 times better then yahoo which that was the last time I saw it sitting next to that nasty drink! if anybody knows of who to contact about this product please leave me a message
Tasha - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I was working at a local liquor store in Indiana when they stopped selling it, I called 7-up to place my order when I got the news, I almost cried! I complained to each and every customer that came in. Now I am trying to recreate a can in 3-D and can't find a reference picture anywhere!!! this so sucks, if I can't have the real thing I don't understand why I can't at the very least find an image
Mike - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Choc-ola rocks! (or DID, anyways.) As I understand it, Choc-ola was a regional thing in and around Indiana. The original manufacturers were bought out by Motts (the applesauce people,) who decided to stop making it because of difficulties with long-term storage. this seems a mute point to me because I can't imagine the stuff having sitting around very long before being consumed. When I was a kid in Kokomo, my friends and I would walk down the road to the general store and each buy a bottle along with several bottle rockets. We'd drink the choc-ola and then use the bottle for the bottle rockets. YooHoo is O.K., but not comparable to Choc-ola.
ANNIE - September 06, 2009 - Report this comment
John - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember drinking Choc-ola during the 80's while living in Columbus,Ohio.It was the best!We used to put it the freezer and let it slush up a bit.
Lisa - October 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember Choc-ola. As a child I didn't like Coca Cola much and so I would take a Choc-ola if given a choice. I grew up in Western Kentucky but I distinctly remember a Choc-ola incident in the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee so it was at least a little more than an Indiana thing.
CAROLYN - October 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up with choc-ola and i Loved it.I wish i could find it i think coca cola made it if anyone knows who made it they can e-mail me at
ginlyn - November 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I too am a former Indiana resident who remembers Chocola. YooHoo is very close, but not as good. When i was pregnant with my oldest child, I would send my husband out for this. He'd bring it home by the 6-pack. I'm going to be in Indiana for Thanksgiving and will try to look for it. Marsh may carry it.
Steve - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in the 70's in Indiana. Chocola was always a favorite. Always got it out of a machine at a local store where you pulled the bottle straight out. It seems that I remember seeing the bottler in Indianapolis one time. Yoo Hoo is close, but it is no Chocola!
John J - December 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I fell in love with Chocola in Fort Wayne in the 60s. It was so good I kept on drinking it even after I found a cigar butt floating in the top of one bottle I opened. It was that good.
Amber - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I found a Choc-ola bottle right after thanksgiving for $4. It doesn't have anything other than Choc-ola wrote all over it, and it's a 9oz. I wouldn't mind trying that recipie one day, though.
Rick E. - December 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Grew up in Central Illinois. Drank it as a kid during sixties and earlier seventies. It disappeared about the time Disco came along ( a conspiracy?). Many fond memories of Choc-ola and maple square donuts. Thank-You Todd(the oracle) for the recipie. I will give it a try. Yoo Hoo sucks.
April - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss my Chocola very much too. I grew up in Virginia and would get one everyday after school. (80's and early 90's) I haven't had one in probably 7 years or so. I like the yoo-hoo but again Chocola was sooo much better. I wish they would bring it back.
Joe P - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
The original Chocola bottling plant was in Indianapolis Indiana on Churchman Ave just south of Raymond St It's been gone from there for MANY years. Probably the 80's
mike l - January 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Grew up in Cambridge, OH and drank chocola daily in the early fifties.
Suzie - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Been in Indiana my whole life. My Grandpa would make egg sanwiches, and get some Choc-ola's and we would go fishing at the Mississinewa. I remember that the brown can was updated to a blue can!!!
Brett - February 02, 2010 - Report this comment
East Central Illinois here. I remember getting this stuff in a brown can out of a Vending Machine in the early 90's. Sure wish it was still around. I don't recall ever seeing the blue can Suzie mentioned. It would be great to see some images of the cans.
Tom - February 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Harrisonburg, Va here. There was a soda machine in the basement lounge in college in the mid-90s and it had Chocola. I loved the hell out of it. Just thinking about how it's dead forever makes my heart sink through my rectum.
chuck - February 05, 2010 - Report this comment
ive never seen it anywhere but indiana
Todd - February 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I can remember in the late 70's growing up in coatesville In. my friends and I would ride our bikes to the local liquor store where they had soda machines outside the store that sold chocola. Wow it didnt get any better than that!! It was always fun to see who could drink it the fastest.
ChuckRob - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
The family who founded the Chocola company had their bottling company, in Southeast Indianapolis on the southeast corner of Raymond and Churchman avenues. They also lived on the property and it was strictly a family run business back in the 50s. I attended Margaret McFarland school #3 with one of the sons, John, and also Tech high school with him. I lost track of him after we graduated and went off to college. It was a fantastic drink but, like dairy products, had a short shelf life and this hindered geographic growth.
Sammi - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I am from Bloomington,IN. I looked forward to visiting "the little store" Lakeside IGA market(a small country grocery store)about a mile from where I grew up. I would always get two things never failed 1.Watchamacalit candy bar and 2.Chocola! I miss it terribly. I know people try and say that it is the same as Yoohoo but Chocola blew Yoohoo out of the water! Up until about 8 or 9 years ago that store had the old soda machine outside that still carried Chocola.
Ape - February 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss Chocola too! My friend and I found a coke machine and it would spit out free Chocola's. Those were the gool ol days. I really wish they would make it again!
sam960708(YOUTUBE name) - February 21, 2010 - Report this comment
wow why is everyone from indiana even imm from indiana. i was born in 96 so i never got to try it and now i want to this makes me want to get a one i think tomorow ill get a yoohoo at lunch because they have em but i hope i get to try one of these
Tami - February 26, 2010 - Report this comment
from Cincinnati, OH. Loved chocola too as a kid growing up in the 60's. My grandmother used to have a frig in the basement stocked full for me when I came to visit. It was in a smaller glass bottle, 8 or 9 0z. I would shake it up real good and chug it down by the pool on a summer day. Sure do miss them too. Went to an antique store a year or so ago and picked up an old wooden chocola crate. Had to have it for old times sake!
Drew - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I just turned 40 and was sitting around thinking of things that used to make me happy and chocola was at the top of my fondest memories..... Sure do miss it
Jerry - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I hear all of you. My parents owned a gas station and we would play baseball behind the station for hours and then slam down a few chocola's. It would go down so easy. Miss it.
roy mccune - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
i remeber ever summer after noon in the early 80s goin down the the corner grocery store and getting a chocola and drinking it while reading a comic book this was in vincennes indiana last time i saw it was about 1988 1989
RENIDA - March 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I was born and raised in Windfall,Indiana,now I live in Arizona. I remember drinking choc-cola before I had to go to school. I drank it and miss it alot! I moved out here recently,and of course, they NEVER heard of it. They need to bring it back! Especially for those who don't know what they missed out on!
Beverly - March 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved reading all your comments. So sorry to find I won't be getting a Chocola! Closing in on my 80th birthday and find myself craving Chocola. Had no idea they had sold it in cans instead of those cute little bottles!
Dan / Rock-Cola Cafe - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Well Choc-ola are all in luck. It just so happens that I recently acquired the rights to the Choc-ola trademark along with the original recipe, manufacturing process and website (not up and running just yet). Like all of you, I have been craving that crazy concoction for years and years. Mid-summer last year I finally decided it was time for someone to revive it...and if it had to be me, then so be it. I own a 50's cafe called the Rock-Cola Cafe ( on Indianapolis' east side in historic Irvington - and I wanted to offer something truly unique for my devoted customers...and Choc-ola seemed the perfect thing...retro...just like my little restaurant. So, I have spent the last 9 months securing the trademark name Choc-ola and the original recipe, exact ingredients, precise manufacturing process and website. I have already made several test batches with outstanding results (my nephew and son are HOOKED!) All orders for Choc-ola will be coordinated through my restaurant, Rock-Cola Cafe. Initially I will only be selling it in the restaurant by the glass and take-out gallon jugs (all take out orders are for customer pick-up only - "to-your-door" deliveries are not available at this time. You can call in your pre-paid orders effective immediately; however, production won't start until April 5, 2010. So please be patient because I could literally be inundated with orders. You can place your order via credit card by calling 317-357-CAFE. We will call you or email you when your order is ready for pick-up. Any questions, you can call Rock-Cola Café and mention you are interested in Choc-ola and ask for Dan. Looking forward to helping all my Choc-ola buddies get reacquainted with a memorable piece of their past.
sneaka - April 14, 2010 - Report this comment
In Madison, WI back in the early nineties, there was Ken Kopp's grocery that had chocola in cans for $.25 in their vending machine. The few times I remember being locked out of the house, I would go to the store and get a chocola to make it all better.
Jeffrey - April 17, 2010 - Report this comment
After looking around I think the "dr.pepper-snapple-group" ended up with Chocola. Here are two links I used to request that Chocola be brought back. The first page has a link to the second page. I filled out the form and requested that they bring back Chocola.
Clay - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Well I have some good news. I am from Indianapolis and stopped for lunch at The Rock-cola. It's located at 5730 Brookville road. The owner has started manufacturing chocola on small scale in one gallon jugs. I believe a gallon is 8.99. He will be going large scale in the near future. I tried a sample and it was what I remembered. Stop by and have yourself an ice cold mug soon. I hope he gets this stuff back on the store shelves soons.
Dan / Rock-Cola Cafe - April 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Jeffrey - The Dr Pepper/Snapple Group no longer has the option to bring Choc-Ola least not using the name Choc-Ola. The Choc-Ola trademark now belongs to me. I am not sure if you are still in Ohio or not but if you aren't too far a drive from the Rock-Cola Cafe to come over to Indianapolis and get yourself a gallon or two.
Cute_Mcp - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm from Washington DC and would get Chocola when we went on family vacation in the 80's in Sperryville, VA. We went back a few years ago not knowing that Chocola was out of production. The vending machine gave us some Brownie something or other drink. Wasn't the same as a Chocola. I can't wait until I can order it again.
Ken - June 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I went to a yard sale today and bought an old Choc-ola bottle which prompted me to "Google" it and found this site. Dan... tried calling the Rockola cafe and got a strange recording. Checked your website and found nothing about Choc-ola. I wish you all the best and look forward to either stopping by or seeing Choc-ola back on the shelves here in the St. Louis area!
Dan / Rock-Cola Cafe - June 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Ken - We do not have an answering machine at the I don't know how you could have gotten any kind of recording. Is it possible that you called the wrong number? The number is 317-357-2233.
Dave - June 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to always drink this when I lived in Indiana in the 70's. After I left, whenever I'd come back I'd stock up on a few cases' worth (and some Big Red too).
JRJONES - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Found chocola in rutland vermont terell street beverage store march 2009.Dont know if they still have it or not
JRJONES - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Forgot to mention it(chocola)Was buried in the back of a cooler the girl at the register couldnt ring it up.It would not scan.I decided not to buy it.
Sir Patrick - July 09, 2010 - Report this comment
My brother was a promising all state flanker his senior year in Sullivan until the day before his first game he was going to practice and the man who gave us all our eagle scout awards ran a stop sign and broadsided him with his truck while my brother was on a Honda 40 moped. With nothing but rehab over the next 6 weeks, I supplied along with the candystrippers in the hospital Chocola 7 days a week to him. hahahaah. Used to smuggle it in past the front desk in a small cooler. It made his life and recovey so much easier. think so..
voltron - July 09, 2010 - Report this comment
i live in indiana and i used to see chocola all the time in a kroger store in danville
Steven Prange - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I visited a little 50's themed diner today at 5730 Brookville Road in Indianapolis, IN; in addition to having great food, he told me that he now owns the rights to produce and sell Choc-Ola from the original recipe. Sells it by the glass or $8.95 a gallon. Might check him out. It's called the "Rock-Cola Cafe" and is a really neat place, I'll be going back.
Brett - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, I was going to comment the same thing about the "Rock-Cola cafe." I haven't bought any chocola from them yet, but the place is really cool, and the food is AMAZING!
Mike - July 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Chocola is so very deeeeelish! Oh how I miss it so! Bring it back!!
crystal - July 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Ray ray - August 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Just bought a case of Choc-ola, COW Power from an old man on a farm. Should I drink or sell !!!
Peggy - August 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Dan at Rock ola cafe: My dad's dad invented Choc ola. I would love to bring him to your restaurant and let him have a glass. It would make his day!!! His name is Harry and I would love it if he could meet you.
Jack - August 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a glass of Choc-ola at the Rock Cola at lunch today. Very good! I remember it from the very early 1960s. But let me say Rock Cola has the very best grilled tenderloins ever.
Jack - August 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I don't remember if mentioned by others above, but I found Chock-ola Bottlers Inc. in a 1957 Indianapolis city directorey located at 2301 Churchman Ave.
david - August 30, 2010 - Report this comment
why does the rockcola website not mention Cho-cola anywhere?
Dave - September 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved Choc-ola growing up. Couldnt drink them slow, had to guzzle them. Used to get it out of soda machines at the local gas station in early seventies. Also remember Choc-ola as a sponsor on the Cowboy Bob show on channel 4 out of Indianapolis.
DAN - September 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Well i stopped and got 2-gallons of the great choc-ola man its good ,also you can get some great food while your there very neat diner,it ROCK-OLA 50s CAFE 5730 Brookville rd,indianapolis in the owner is in talks with kroger to distb, nationally, very good place i live 3hrs away and ill be going back picking up few gallons everytime the website does say anything about but they have it but if your planning on making speacial trip to get call ahead and order it makes 60 gallons daily and i got last 2 gallons yesterday for the day enjoy.
Holly Price - September 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I live in Indiana as well and no we haven't been able to find it anywhere. What makde us think of it was 1 a memeory and 2 my husband thinks it really had cola in it cause it said cola. So the bet began. Yet with no success. Pleasse bring it back to Indiana so the mystery can be solved.
Bosco - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I stopped in the rock-ola cafe and bought a gallon of it. Sucks big time, not like it used to be. I also checked out the menu, prices are way to high for what they offer. Cheeseburger, fries and a coke cost me $12.00! I will not be back.
Chad - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I picked up a couple of gallons of Choc-ola at Rock-Cola Cafe and loved it. Tastes just like I remember. I've been looking for Choc-ola for years. Thanks!
Semonae' - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I was sitting on my porch drinking a yoohoo wishing it was a choc-ola..So I googled it to only find out that the 50's cafe down the street from me sells it!!! WHAT?! If it wasn't so late I'd be there getting me a gallon of it now!Can't wait till tomorrow!
Rock On - September 29, 2010 - Report this comment are wrong the menu pricing. I eat there all the time and it costs about $9.50 for a Cheeseburger, Fries and a Coke (even including tax). And the Choc-Ola is awesome! So stay away from the Rock-Cola and save the Choc-Ola for those of us who appreciate it.
Michelle - October 03, 2010 - Report this comment
On the eastside of Indianapolis in Historic Irvington there is a fantastic little diner that sells Choc-ola. I do not work for the diner nor am I contracted in any way to promote this small spot of paradise. I am just a dedicated patron. So what is the name of this small spot of heaven that serves the nectar of the gods known as Choc-ola? The Rock-Cola diner near the intersection of Brookville Road and South Audubon Road.
samuel - October 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Holy Cow! I live on South Audubon three blocks from Brookville and never new about that drink, or dinner! Have to check it out!! My name's Sam and I'll be looking to buy you a drink of Choc-Ola!!! I already went in there three times today asking for Michelle.
indyhawkins - October 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Just visited the Rock-cola cafe today with the family. Drank two glasses of Choc-ola while visiting and had a great rueben sandwich. Took home a gallon of Choc-ola. The owners are great and told us the whole story about aqcuiring the rights. It tastes like i remember, maybe more like the end of the bottle than the first couple drinks. Love it, and hope the make progress at mass producing!!!!!
Brad - November 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I had lunch at the Rock-Cola Cafe today and had a Choc-ola with my burger. The food was great and the Choc-ola tasted just like I remember. I bought a gallon to bring home. They told me to be sure to shake it and that it would have a shelf life of at least 2 weeks in the fridge. I will have no trouble drinking it all before then. They have the U.S. Patent sign for Choc-ola up by the cash register. Glad I stopped in and I will be back.
Mark - December 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Man, I really miss Choc-ola. Grew up in Indiana. Me and my buddy would walk to the bagel store when we were kids and I would always get a sesame seed bagel and a chocola. On road trips, would stop at the gas station and get Choc-ola and pork rinds. I always wondered what happened to this drink...Yoo-Hoo was never the same. Seems watered down, and doesn't have that rich chocolate taste. Oh well...another reason to love growing up in the 80's and 90's.
Tom - December 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Rock Cola owns the rights to this drink and is the only place you can buy it. It is a 50s diner off brookville road in Indianapolis about 2 miles west of 465. This is a hidden jewel in Indiana.
Chris - December 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Is the Chocola in glass bottle? That is the only way to drink it. Hey Rock ola cafe come on and expand into bottling and send it around.
Dan / Rock-Cola Cafe - December 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I am the current owner of Choc-Ola and I can assure all of you that it will be bottled and distributed via grocery stores and convenient marts in the very near future. I am currently working up an agreement with a contract bottler and I have also already got the wheels turning with regard to potential distributors. My plan is to begin distribution in the Midwest and expand from there as necessary.
Rock On - December 25, 2010 - Report this comment is interesting "Bosco" that NO ONE else agrees with you. And if you don't like it, why are you so angry...just move on. I wonder if the fact that you chose the name "Bosco", which is a chocolate syrup originating in New Jersey, has anything to do with your strange anger towards Choc-Ola. Are you from the north-east per chance?
L.B.Johnson - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I'd study the housekeeping in the place from what I have seen before I ate anything.........take some time and look a round.
Mike - Detroit - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Ok so let me start by saying I'm glad I found this message board. My first experience with this AWESOME chocolate drink came back in the 1970's in North Carolina. My mother is from North Carolina and every year we would travel from Detroit to Dunn North Carolina to visit my Grandmother (God rest her soul. I looked forward to the trip every year, we would spend two sometimes three weeks in the summer and I would make sure to drink as much Choc-ola as I could and believe me I left a good size dent in the inventory. I grew older and eventually the trips to North Carolina went away. I always craved the chocolate drink I so remember as a child. Then about 20 years ago my Mother said it was Yoo-hoo's that we would drink and as I wasn't totally sure I stared to stock up on the Yoo-hoo's and introduced it to my kids whom really love it. I knew it wasn't the same and set out to find the truth. I really hope Rock Cola is a real place and that they have the rights. If so please follow your heart and start making the drink that so many love. Its not just a great drink but the memories of the cold chocolate drink on a HOT summer day are priceless. I've spoke to my family and wife and we are planning weekend trip to Indianapolis this summer and you can bet your sweet bottom I will stop at Rock Cola in hopes to have a glass or two or three of CHOC-OLA!!
Jim - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
The best place for this stuff is in the past!
Angie - January 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in Kentucky and have family in Indiana. I remember this drink from my childhood that I loved sooo much. I am 41 now, the last time I had this drink I was a teen. My cousin and I went from store to store a few years ago looking for this drink and could not find it. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!! And sell it in Kentucky too!!! Yoohoo can't hold a candle!!!!!!
Todd - January 09, 2011 - Report this comment
$ 9.00 a gallon. Holy crap! I can make my own for cheaper than that by using my recipe above(April 08, 2009 )which includes buying yoo-hoo. Hopefully it will come down drastically when you decide to open it up to a bottler. Otherwise it might go off in to the distance again never to have a chance to come back. Good luck in getting it to take off with that price. And I hope you do ,so I can see it on the shelves again.
willie - January 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I would drink Choc-ola before school every morning. (Growing up in Delaware). Bought it out of a vending machine. That goofy cow on the can. It was smooth as silk. Better chocolately taste than YooHoo! Sure do miss it.
Charles - January 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I live in columbus,Indiana and you can still get Choc-Cola in a bottle at the Speedway Convenient store.
Dan / Rock-Cola Cafe - February 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Charles - I just went to every Speedway in Columbus, Indiana - and there were no bottles of Choc-Ola anywere in sight. You are probably confusing Yoo-Hoo for Choc-Ola. I have had lots of people swear to me that they have recently seen Choc-Ola...only to later come back and tell me that it was actually Yoo-Hoo they had seen.
Indy - February 08, 2011 - Report this comment
As many have already reported Rock-Ola Cafe on Brookville Road in Indy has the sole rights to mix, sell and distribute the original Choc-Ola drink. Just had some yesterday. Same great flavor as 40 years ago. The owner is hoping to have it on shelves in bottles in the Indy area by the end of March. Rock on Choc-Ola!
Tom - February 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Choc-Ola Rocks! I used to get it at my barber shop in Jasper in a 10 cent machine in the 70's. I collect the Choc-Ola bottles (with cow and without), I have about 6. Dan, coming to the Rock-Cola Cafe soon and looking forward to talking with you, and thanks for bringing back that chocolate greatness!
CHRIS - February 16, 2011 - Report this comment
skipper - February 18, 2011 - Report this comment
slurping on some right now. good stuff. it is a hoosier thing you would not understand. ha.ha.
Tony Mac - March 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't wait for Choc-ola to be back on the market. I had some on 3-17-2011. This stuff will bring back some old memories as well as new ones.The next generation will love it.
tina - March 19, 2011 - Report this comment
i came in to the rockola with my kids and had burgers an chocola and we all got sick. maybe you need to start washing your hands when you cook. btw our bill was 30 dollars for 3 burgers onion rings and the nasty cholola stuff.
katie - March 19, 2011 - Report this comment
We used to have it in our 7-up vending machine 6 or 7 years ago outside our local pub in Atlanta Indiana and then one day it was just gone - replaced by YooHoo. YooHoo just isnt the same. My husband is from California and he thought I was nuts when I first moved there & asked if they had Choc-ola. No one out there knew what I was talking about. I miss it so much. So sad that I can't find it anywhere. If I do, I'll buy as much as I can!!
chocola Susan - March 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Bosco, did you look at the prices before you ordered? Rock on corrected you. Also, that's a 10-ounce burger. If it's not in your budget, don't eat there! No one made you do it! Same goes for you, Tina. Maybe you should do some research before choosing a restaurant. Did you not see the prices before you ordered? Boo hoo, Todd, complaining about the $9 per gallon price! The gallon price works out to around $1.13 for 16 ounces and .90 for 12 ounces. Have fun making your own with Yoo hoo. I'm real sure it's going to be cheaper--NOT. Maybe cheaper tasting!
Steffanie G - March 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Chocola is hitting our shelves again this week in northern Indiana!! Woo-woot! Can't wait to have my kids try it!
CYBERSUPERLAWYER - March 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Josh, my first cousin once removed, a resident of Winona Lake, IN, has been searching for Choc-Ola for many years and is thrilled to learn that it will soon be available on vendors' shelves. As for me, I will again start enjoying a fifty-fifty mix of Choc-Ola and Grape Crush just as soon as Cho-Ola makes it to Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Stan - March 23, 2011 - Report this comment
It will be making a comeback very soon as mentioned, in the midwest. Not sure if I can name the grocery store that is set to carry it, but I have two jugs brought to me today. Family member works for the store. I had never had it, it's ok, but can't say it's anything I'd buy. Stay tuned
Stone Cold Steve Austin - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Martin's Supermarkets in Indiana...all 21 locations currently stock Choc-ola...1/2 gallons
mr bifff - March 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I find it odd that Choc-ola disappeared around the ssame time that Chris Chocola took office in N. Indiana.
michael - March 26, 2011 - Report this comment
old Choc-ola bottles how much are they worth
andy - March 27, 2011 - Report this comment
sound like they mite b selling it in Plymouth,In. there is a artical in the Pilot news paper about it. saturday paper. will have more info when i no more
Matt Sullivan - March 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Ohhh PLEASE Come to Richmond and Centerville!!! Replace the Yohoo crap. I miss Chocola so bad and I hope it still tastes the same and hopefully the prices will be the same as any other drink
Josh - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Got my half gallon today. so great to have it back. I want it in the pop style cans it came in in the 90's though. The brown can with white and orange lettering. I just tasted better out of that metal can for some reason. But i'm not gonna complain too much. I just hope they start selling it that way again.
Kristi trombley - March 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Go to choc-ola dot com!!! ITS BACK!!!
dont call me johnson - March 30, 2011 - Report this comment
The housekeeping is not so hot......filth
mike - April 09, 2011 - Report this comment
rockola on south eastern ave in indianapolis in owns the rights now and is working with prarie farms having it made and shipped to northern in, warsaw,goshen and few other areas it is 4 dollars a half gallon and just as good as ever
StaticSpud - April 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in Fishersville, VA and during the late 80s to the 90s there were 2 drink machines along of Rt 250 that carried Choc-ola. Whenever my friends and I had a few quarters we would brave the dangers of crossing a busy highway to grab a few cans. Phones will soon be ringing, making plans for a road trip to the Rock Cola Cafe in Indianapolis, IN. I'm gonna bring a few jugs of deliciousness back to Virginia with me. I encourage everyone to do the same. I hope one day redistribution of Choc-ola will begin again.
Lucy20 - April 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to go to work with my mom when I was 6 (1997) and she would always give me change to go to the pop machine outside and get her and I choc-ola. I loved it! And havnt seen it in a long time.(SE Indiana) I want to try it at that cafe but I'm scared it'll ruin how I remember it. I miss it though. I thought I was going crazy there for a while cuz everyone of my friends had no idea what i was talking about when I mentioned choc-ola.
Piggy - April 17, 2011 - Report this comment
The history!
piggy - April 17, 2011 - Report this comment doesn't seem to be up and running. Never could get connected!
Sam40 - April 18, 2011 - Report this comment
After all the hype I stopped in to eat and burger and have some Choc-Ola. I will tell you this, I will NOT be back! The skinny guy behind the counter was rude and I smelled bug spray and there were dead roaches by the stools. What a waste of time, my advise is save your money and find someplace CLEAN!!
Joe - April 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Here's the website for the Rock-Cola 50’s Café~ judge for yourselves! :)
Melissa - April 23, 2011 - Report this comment
My Dad and I would go to M & E Grocery Store (wooden floor and a squeaky screen door) just outside Bethel OH in the early 1970s. We would go to the store after working in the garden and/or yard; he would buy beer for him and a glass bottle of Choc-ola for me. I Loved this drink. Glass bottles only, the cans were gross. I wish my children could have tried it.
MNINS - April 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Summers 1980 - April 28, 2011 - Report this comment
you can get it at rock-ola cafe at sherman & brookville rd. indianapolis, IN.... by the gallon
Todd - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Directed to (chocola Susan - March 20, 2011) or should I say related to the owner or business some how. With that kind of post no wonder that people are on here complaining. Seems that the customer service is a joke. Yes it is cheaper to make the stuff by buying Yoohoo and doing it yourself. It tastes close enough to the original to not worry about paying the 9.00 a gallon. What else out there cost that much? Oh and I see it is on sale now thru a real distributor(Prairie Farms) for $2.50 for a 1/2 gallon. So if my math is correct... Na never mind.. I will be glad to buy it off the shelf and have it done right. I don't need to get sick from a hole in the wall diner.
Mark - May 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I bought a gallon because I remember this drink when I was a kid. Brought it home for my wife and kids to try. We all got some glasses and started filling them when a huge clump of mold stopped up the opening. I poured it back in the jug went back to Rock-Cola where I purchased it. They refused to talk to me or return my money and were very rude in the process. I just wanted to warn everyone to be careful.
IndianaWallflower - May 23, 2011 - Report this comment
They are bringing Chocola back! It will only be sold in 18 states, but it's all over the news this morning!
COOP IN LAFAYETTE - July 14, 2011 - Report this comment
D Miller - July 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved Chocola as a kid! I hope it is really coming back! My kids like Yoohoo but it is not as good!
mike - July 18, 2011 - Report this comment
My buddy at work talked about this super drink all the time. I know he is going to go nuts when I tell him he can buy it again
April - July 21, 2011 - Report this comment
PLease! Please bring it back to Springfield Ohio. I use to buy it everyday when I was a teen. yoo-hoo doesn't even compare. So I made my own when it went off the market, but could never get the formula right. I'm so thrilled I feel 16 again. Lol
Jeffrey - August 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Been awhile since I checked back. Great to know that Dan got the rights and a deal in place for Cho-ola. Now hopefully Choc-ola can make it out to the western Pennsylvania and Ohio area. Giant Eagle is in western PA as well as Sheetz and Krogers is in Ohio. I found an old unused red Choc-ola trucker ball-cap on ebay last year and bought it. I will have to buy the yellow Choc-ola shirt on :D
Adam - August 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember growing up in the nice little mountain town of Crozet VA, my grandmother would always treat me and my twin brother to a can of Chocola, I miss those days and I miss Chocola!
Heather - September 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I've been to the Rock-Ola Cafe on Brookville Rd. in Indy who is supposed to be the new owner of Choc-ola and it is a great little place. If you get the Indianapolis Perks emails today is a $5 deal for lunch & the drink! Check it out!
Gabriel - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
The official Choc-Ola website states on their front page; "If you would like to see Choc-Ola in your area, please call Prairie Farms Fort Wayne, IN facility at 260-483-6436 and let them know."
choc ola man - September 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Guess it won't be in PA As of now, Chocola is only available at Martin Stores in Northern Indiana. Depending on how well it does will determine the distribution. Sherri Boehm Prairie Farms Dairy 1100 Broadway Carlinville, IL 62626 217-854-1221 217-854-8468 Fax
Vic R. - November 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm a reporter with the Indy Star. Looking for people to talk about Choc-Ola for a news story. Shoot me an email. vicry @
TRACY BOND THOMPSON - November 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Rick - November 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I live in South-Central KY,and we always had Choc-ola,that is, up 'til about 15 or 20 yrs ago... It was BEST in the glass bottles... I loved it on a HOT day, would drink 2 bottles & eat a small bag of peanuts!My favorite... Wish it would RETURN!YUM;)
Ken - November 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Choc-ola is coming back soon. The patent just expired from Normington's sale to major bottler and was acquired by a Hoosier man. Production and distribution will follow!
Kat - November 30, 2011 - Report this comment
just found out about cho-cola's return yesterday while doing my laundry. i never read the newspapers but yesterday i was compelled too! i saw chocola read the whole report! i would personally be honored to shake the hands of the person who brought it back! your obsession has made me and my friends among many people very happy!! im in indiana and i remember the last time i bought a cho-cola. it was the very last one in the tiny corner store and i had found out that cho-cola was no longer in production. never did i savor a drink as long as i did that one! a trip to the rock-cola cafe is in the preps!! :):):):):)
! - December 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Iga in Lebanon In has it in half gallons
G Jackson - December 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in N. Indiana in the 70's and 80's and loved Choc-Ola. I've lived in California for over 20 years now but recently craved an old childhood beverage. All I could find was YooHoo (obviously) so I had one. Yuck! I'm so glad that Choc-Ola is back and hope that someday it will make its way to the West Coast. I could turn a lot of Californians on to it for sure! Any chance of mail order by the can I wonder?
Johnathon - December 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I live in Pendleton so close to prairie farms yet so far from chocola lol, after an article in the Herald I drove the 45 min to Rock cola cafe only to find the store closed early.. I ran to the car, checked the clock, grabbed my iPhone and checked the website, the store should have been open, I was in such disbelief I handed the phone to my wife to double check.. I could literally see the chocola in a glass refrigerator thru the front door.. Fast forward about 6 months to today.. I drive 40 min to Safeway on Shadeland as its reported in the indystar that Safeway is carrying it now.. They were sold out... Am I not meant to have another sip? I hope so soon..
G.Simmons - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Chocola is back, being made in Anderson, Indiana and will be distributed in midwest states only..
Aaron Smith - December 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I just picked up a half gallon jug at the Walmart in Wabash,IN!I have missed this stuff for so long.I was planning to go to indy and get some at some point.I couldn't believe my eys when I seen it in the cooler.Life is good!
Lace - December 31, 2011 - Report this comment
1/2 gallon jug is at County Market in Crawfordsville, Indiana. God, it tastes exactly the way I remember it!
cathi - January 14, 2012 - Report this comment
One of my only memories that I have of my grandpa (who died when I was in third grade) is when he would take me down to the little convenience store on the corner and got me a Chocola. That has to be by far my favorite drink. I have craved it for years. I really wanted it when I was pregnant a while back and Yohoo just doesn't cut it.I grew up in Cinci and live in Iowa now. wish my kids could experience it.
Todd - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I found the half gallon jugs at the Walmart in Urbana, IL didnt even know they were making it again, yea!
mr c - January 17, 2012 - Report this comment
It's about to be back in a huge way at conveniant stores all over Indiana so be on the lookout and tell all about it.
kat - January 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Was going over all the comments the other night (and I am also in Indiana), called Prarie farms yesterday and they said that YES it IS back on store shelves! I had to go see for myself today so I went to Walmart and there it was... the last container, just waiting to go to my house! I even took pics and posted them on my facebook page I was so happy to find it. The Walmart where I am is selling it for $1.98 for a half gallon. Hope it sells well enough for it to stay!
TrishiMarie - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Safeway grocery store on Raymond and Shelby in Indianapolis carries it in the 1/2 gallon jugs!
Tracy - February 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Please bring it to Bloomington, IN This was my favorite, and I am a very Picky person. I hate yoo-hoo, it's nasty! Chocola is the one for me!
katie bug - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I found a place on the East Side of Indy that has it on their daily menu ~ Rock Cola Cafe
Joe - April 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Ate at the Rock Cola Cafe on Indianapolis South Side last nite and met the owner of Chocola who also owns the resturant with a partner. Bought a half gallon of it to take home. Great littel place, both partners are on site preparing food and "Dan" told me the story of bringing back Chocola. I remember it as a kid and my wife likes it hot--like hot chocolate...and I like it cold. Good product and good story about its comeback.
Joe - May 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Its back! Just read an article in the Indy Star about how it is now being manufactured again! There is a website for choc-ola that gives places where it is sold.
Autumn - June 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I can't recall ever drinking a Choc-Ola but came across this looking for info about a bottle I found digging in the old trash dump on the property I grew up. I live in Kentucky so the product was shipped here. I was wanting to know how to tell the age. The bottom of the bottle says: Choc-Ola Bottlers Indpls.Ind 6 Fl.Oz. an N in a square a 12 beside that and 58 underneath. I was wondering if the bottle was from 1958. Any info would be very much appreciated!
Tom - June 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Don't remember it after about 1980. It was always a special drink, unlike anything else (they didn't sell Yoo-Hoo where we shopped, so I was unaware of it; it isn't as good, anyway). Sort of like chocolate milk diluted with water, but with an odd tang. I loved it. The best part - and it underscored the unique nature of the drink - was the bottle cap. It had a cork gasket.
Lee R. - July 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up in the 60s in/around Columbus, OH and Choc-ola was always my favorite bottled drink! // The "corner mom & pop store" used to have one of those chilled water type of pop coolers, and it was PURE HEAVEN to get a bottle of Choc-ola, note the settled chocolate in the bottom, then shake it up, pop the top and CHUG IT DOWN! // In the late 60s, I hung around with a kid whose dad ran a repair shop and we were always volunteering to fill the pop maching, and we made sure we got GOBS of cold Choc-ola for FREE! // The beverage called Yoo-Hoo is crap compared to the original Choc-ola, and (strangely) I've never had Choc-ola in a can, only the glass bottle. // I will now begin my quest to seek out the modern-day Choc-ola and to see if it still has that wonderful, unique flavor that I remember as a kid.
larry lindstrom - August 06, 2012 - Report this comment
i drank this stuff when i was a kid i just found a bottel in my granmas back yeard not brok i did some reserch on it i think its worth some $$$$
zena w - August 06, 2012 - Report this comment
wanted to let all of u fellow choc-ola maniacs know that prairie farms dairy in anderson, indiana bought the rights to produce it. they make it half gallon jugs like a reg chocolate milk, but it chocola. label looks just like the can. but you can only buy it in anderson at the Harvest grocery stores. i have a jug in my fridge right now
Susan - August 09, 2012 - Report this comment
My Husband found an old Choc-ola bottle buried in dirt out by our old block garage Does anyone know if it has any value?
lisa - September 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Choc-ola is back!!!!! Bought a half gallon today 9-2012 haven't seen it in bottles or cans yet!!!
JJ - October 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi! Does anyone know if Choc-ola is available in Richmond, Indiana?
Mr. Mojo Risin' - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I did a web search again for Choc-Ola tonight, so glad I did! Had a pleasant conversation w/Dan from Rock Cola and ordered me a case!
endthedisease - November 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm still waiting for them to put it back in a can. I won't drink it until they do.
Brian - December 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Hello Autumn. I collect bottles do you? Yes that is the date I have one that says the same thing but its 1963.
Steve R - March 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I was raised In Owensboro, and my Aunt had a corner grocery store & i would to the cooler to get a bottle...shake-drink & enjoy..what a thrill as a kid
Larry - June 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Grew up on yoo hoo (have some in the frig) and chac- ola My late brother loved it. Was it choc- ola that had a a slght coconut taste. I remember ome did and my yoo hoo does not.
josh rahm - June 23, 2013 - Report this comment
According to wiki yoo-hoo bought chocola
roger harness - September 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Prairie farms was bottling 1/2 gallon jugs of chocola and distributing them in Indiana at walgreen,krogers and several other stores. I just received an email from someone from prairiefarms today that informed me they are no longer producing it, for lack of sales. They only made the jugs of chocola, but i've heard there are cans of chocola available from the rock cola cafe in indiana. I will check into that further. On their menu they have cans of chocola listed ( at $1.99 a can!). You can also purchase jugs of chocola that have to be refridgerated. Rock cola cafe has early closing hours and you also must call ahead to make sure they haven't sold out. Rockcola cafe owns the brand. I haven't been in indiana at the right time to get some for myself. Will keep you updated.
Choc-ola Jeff - November 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Cases of delicious Choc-ola on sale on shipped to your house!!!!!!!!!! I have a case on the way.
Beazie - January 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I am from Indiana as well and grew up drinking Chocola. Remember Cowboy Bob on Channel 4 Indy station ( Chuck Wagon Theater ) He used to sing a jingle for Chocola...back in the day
Charlie - January 05, 2014 - Report this comment
Wow, there are a million comments for this stuff but I've never heard of it. I remember Chocolate Cow soda though in the brown can
Jeff - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
The song went "Shake Shake.....Shake Cow-Power...Choc-ola now". I can sing it for you in key if you'd like.
Tony - January 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Just this morning on the way to work it popped in to my head. Cowboy Bob's chuck wagon theater Chocola jingle came from nowhere. "Its made from low fat milk.....shake it up real good, your bound to like Choc-ola!"
Neil Forker - March 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Choc-ola is available again in Indianapolis. You can buy it for $1.50/can for 6+ cans at Rock Cola Cafe. They are looking for more opportunities to distribute as well. They also licensed the rights to produce Choc-ola. I bought some yesterday, and it tastes exactly as I remember it from my youth!
Mike - March 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I live in Indianapolis & I drink it constantly. Had a can of it today. A guy that runs an eastside restaurant (rock-cola cafe) owns it now.
Mike - March 29, 2014 - Report this comment
watching hundreds of cases of this stuff go by me right now here in Missouri. I wish they would let me buy some of it here in the state before it ships out. I think im gonna see what I can do about getting it started selling here in Missouri.
faulkner - April 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I just ordered a case of 24 cans on It was $33.00 plus 17.91 for shipping to Columbus, Ohio.
terry - April 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved chocola when i was a kid we would get it at the gas station at the end of our road.would love to taste it again to see if it tastes the same as it did in the 70's
Ashley - June 29, 2014 - Report this comment
you can get it everywhere in Indy!!! (beech grove area) still tastes the same!! love it!
randy putnam - August 31, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm sitting here in Indianapolis on 08/31/2014 drinking the first can of Chocola in thirty years made at Beech Grove In., its backkkkk
Dave - October 31, 2014 - Report this comment
They have it at the Walgreens in the Indianapolis area for 15.99 a 12 pack. And yes, it's as good as it was in the 60's. I also heard some of the Kroger stores are now stocking it. (10/31/14)
Kelly - November 04, 2014 - Report this comment
They currently have it at the Kroger store in Columbus Indiana. It is priced at $1.69 per can.
Seber - November 05, 2014 - Report this comment
Just bought some at Kroger in South Bend, IN. It was $21.99 for the case, which was ridiculous. I waited 2 months, it's now down to $9.99 a case.
Steve - November 18, 2014 - Report this comment It's only distributed around the Indianapolis area.
David Moore - December 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I want to come get some this weekend.
wayne - February 14, 2015 - Report this comment
I live west of Indianapolis and it just came back! I have been buying it at Walgreen's and Kroger! greatest comeback ever
Viktor - March 01, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember when Indianapolis' WTTV Channel 4 was producing Choc-ola commercials in song. Like the old Burma Shave signs, the song seemed to have new added lyrics in each commercial. I can recall a few verses. Favorite drink of young and old. Drink it hot or drink it cold. Choc-ola! Go to the store and get some now. It's the best thing from a cow. Choc-ola! Hurry up and take a drink. It will put you in the pink. Choc-ola!
Margaret - July 29, 2015 - Report this comment
I was in two Choc-Ola commercials as a kid: one with Cowboy Bob and a bunch of other children, and another one with the lady from Kindergarten College. Boy I'd love to get my hands on copies of those commercials.
MBN - October 11, 2015 - Report this comment
I have been to the Kroger in Ft.Wayne and the Walgreens in Marion neither one carried it as the Choc-Ola web site states. I was really excited about getting some and letting my little girls having a taste of the good-ole days. Where can i really get it anybody know?
Leigh Ann - January 02, 2016 - Report this comment
My favorite chocolate drink. Yoohoo doesn't compare.
Mary - March 06, 2016 - Report this comment
Went to the rock-cola cafe because my husband had been wanting some drink called choc-ola and this place sold it. The place was so disgusting I had to hold my nose just to be in there. Anyway, I ordered a couple of cans at $1.99 per can and went home. This place needs a good washing from top to bottom to get rid of the strong bug spray smell. I would never eat there.
Wanda Alvarez - March 11, 2016 - Report this comment
I was born in Indiana and in the 60"s and choc-ola in the bottle with green writing was my all time favorite drink, and I'm living back here in Terre Haute and I can not find it anywhere. I do not drink out of cans or plastic bottles. Grandpa and Grandma had a restraint in Worthington and they had the machine where you could put in change and pull out a ice cold bottle of choc-ola on a hot summers day. Oh what a refreshing drink. Wish stores still sold it the bottle.
Larry S - March 13, 2016 - Report this comment
Can you believe its even open! I don't understand how they keep from getting shut down. Too bad, years ago it was a great place to eat.
Andy - April 01, 2016 - Report this comment
Wandered into the place a few days ago, big mistake. The restaurant is nothing but filth, roaches everywhere and the cook smells like he has not had a bath in ages. He kept pushing for me to buy some chocolate drink they sold so I finally said sure. Nasty stuff, clumps in the dirty glass plus it was $3.00. What the hell? Did not even try it. I will never be back to this place again.
Marcus M - April 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Here in Seymour,IN the liquor store sells it for $15 bucks a twelve pack...seriously !! Im hoping the Walgreens in Columbus IN is a bit cheaper.
Terry - June 07, 2016 - Report this comment
You can go to and buy it directly from them. They sell a 12 pack case for 12 dollars plus shipping.
Tom - July 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Not sure what you folks are talking about with Rock-Cola Cafe. It is not dirty and I have never, ever seen a bug anywhere in there. It is just an old establishment and some people don't like that. Never once have they pushed anything on anyone that I have seen. I am pretty certain you are making stuff up.
Berry T. - July 27, 2016 - Report this comment
Tom, Its unlikely anyone is making anything up. I could be your standards are a bit lower. look at the ceiling, look at walls etc. Please look around man, please! Their was a day when it was immaculate, that has been many years ago.
Frank - August 07, 2016 - Report this comment
I went in there a few days ago and waited for about 10 minutes while some guy was on his phone. He casually brought over a menu and after looking at the high prices I left. How do you charge $3.99 for a plain hot dog? Are you people serious? I am looking forward to this crappy eyesore to close.
Ted Simon - August 11, 2016 - Report this comment
Very dirty, cook smells really bad. I took one bite of my over priced burger and spat it out due to a strong bug spray taste, it was that nasty. I left and went to Hardee's down the road. I will not be back.
Ted - August 12, 2016 - Report this comment
What is the address? Town? of the ones you guys are talking about? Think I've been there. Yours, T
Linda - September 22, 2016 - Report this comment
Nasty, the inside smells like bug spray and rotten food. I walked in, turned right around and left, it was that bad. Guy behind the counter called me honey. Ladies, watch out for this place.
Ned Perters - September 24, 2016 - Report this comment
Roach-Cola, is that the name?
Larry Jerramy - February 01, 2017 - Report this comment
WOW, from the looks of this place now you had better get Richard back in there to straighten it out before you go out of business completely!
Tony S. - March 06, 2017 - Report this comment
I finally stopped in and checked out the Rock-Cola Cafe myself. The place was nasty as hell and stunk like mold. Left without ordering. The board of health really needs to look into this place.
Just Rick - April 25, 2017 - Report this comment
I heard the owner bought a place on Main in Beech Grove to serve as a bar. If using the rock-cola cafe is an indicator, then the new place will be just as bad. Hated to see the meat market on main close and for sure his new place will be running with bugs and vermin like his place on Brookville Rd.
Manny - June 06, 2019 - Report this comment
I think the Board of Health may have closed them for the leaks in the roof

Submit a story or info about Chocola (drink)