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It was a chocolate drink I use to purchase from the ice cream truck and various stories in the 80's. It had a picture of a cow jumping over the moom on it and it was a brown can.
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Chris - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
In Westchester, New York, I used to drink Chocolate Cow and eat pizza. We'd play Asteroids for hours. This was back in 1981. Chocolate Cow tasted like Yoo-Hoo. Went great with the pizza!
Bill - June 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Forget about a story, do we know if this product is still available in the U.S.??
michelle - July 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Thank you i could not remember either! any pics?
Moo_Cow - October 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Unfortunatly, Yoo-Hoo's parent company bought the rights to this drink and therfore discontinued distrubution of Chocolate Cow!
Jr. from N.Y. - December 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember going to the local Puerto Rican grocery store and buying a six pack of Chocolate Cow with my grandmother. It was the best Chocolate drink. I'm sorry to learn that it was bought out by Yoo-Hoo.
Andy - January 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Chocolate Cow was the best!
Joe C. - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
As youngsters in Brooklyn, my cousin Nick and I enjoyed this drink many times. This was back in the 50's and 60's if memory serves. We'd have luch at grandma's on Degraw St and follow it up with the chocolate cow. IS THIS STUFF STILL MADE? I'd buy it by the truckload if it was!
Anthony B. from NY - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Growing up in the Bronx 1960s, I used to drink this daily. It was the best, it blew Yoo-Hoo away, I've been looking for this and the chocolate scooter pies with the chocolate cake inside. Cant find either.
Harriet from Queens - June 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up on Long Island but both parents were from Brooklyn. We would go out to sands point to go clamming via row boat with kicker and build a campfile, roast dogs and drink chocolate cow. It wasn't a trip without the Cow. Damn those yoo-hoo people! lol.
Bruce - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Glad to see there are others that remember this stuff. My father used to keep a case in the trunk of the car back in the 60's. Still miss it and the memories it brings back.
Andrew - July 20, 2009 - Report this comment
My fiancee and friend think im crazy when I talk about Chocolate cow, can anyone find a picture?
Paul - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
My parents use to own a small motel and use to offer it in their soda machine... I use to sneak at least one a tasted just like Yoo-Hoo but I remember pop saying it didn't cost as much...I would have to assume that is Yoo-Hoo wanted them off the market. I "might" be able to come up with an old photo as it was pretty common for me to have one in my hand as kid :) . If so, I'll post.
Paul again - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I found a link with picture of bottle!! Tried to put up top but didn't seem to work so here it is again. Hope this help everyone prove that we aren't all nuts :). Enjoy:
Gary - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment Great link, thats what i remember but in a brown can?
mr.daydream - November 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I believe Dean had chocolate cow commercials back here in the mid-eighties. M-M-MMOOOOOOO!!!
scan - December 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Chocolate cow was manufactured by Nedicks (somewhere around Bethpage on LI I beleive). Owned by the Stadnik family
Nick - December 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I know I'm young, but I remember drinking it late 80s through about 2002 at a hot dog truck in the great city of Newark....still saddens me to this day
jeni - January 20, 2010 - Report this comment
my father has worked for sabrett my whole life. the reason why you new yorkers had chocolate cows was mostly because of their distribution. they no longer sell chocolate cow. so sad.
RAY - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Richie - September 27, 2010 - Report this comment
In the 1970 & 1980 we had the chocolate drink it was CHOCOLATE COW is to bad that the good stuff disapear Richie NY
Frankie A - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
there's nothing better than a sabrett boiled hot dog off the truck or stand with a ice cold chocolate cow.
Mike D - December 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Am I crazy or did there use to be a chocolate drink in the early 80s called Chocolate Royale or something similar ...???
Timothy P. - December 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I have fond memories of that drink. It used to be in the vending machine at the fire house my dad was the chief of.
Jackie C. - February 19, 2011 - Report this comment
The chocolate cow drink was my favorite drink growing up...I used to come home from school and have one or two with a cinnamon bun that i used to buy at the was the best snack ever...loved those days...which i can have some now.
Laura Brotschul - February 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Chocolate Cow was the Yoo Hoo of the 80's.. Bring it back please!!!
Joey I - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Bring back the chocolate cow . Best drink ever
Dave F. from floral park - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved chillin' by the pool sippin' on an ice cold choclate cow! Those were the days! Best choclate drink of all time!
Brian - April 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Where I grew up in Bethel, Ct I definitely remember the canned drink called Chocolate Cow that my mother bought us when we went grocery shopping at the First National. As I remember (hopefully accurately)it was much thicker than YooHoo & had a much richer chocolate flavor. I'd love to know see a picture of one of the cans.
Ricky - April 15, 2011 - Report this comment
The Cow was sold in my school growing up on Long Island, as well as in the beer distributor. You could buy a can with your lunch in both middle and high school. I had it so many times back in the 80's. Good times...
Bob Bruno - May 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I as many grew in Broolkyn, NY and had a chocolate cow (those small brown cans with the white cow) twice a day. Just yesterday I was thinking about the drink and found this site about the best chocolate drink ever made in the world! I think I will try to contact the makers of that garbage Yoo-Hoo drink and try to convince them to bring back our chocolate drink.
Lori Rasnick - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
so disappointed this drink is no longer available, as a child i would go to the store with my nanny & she would always give me 50 cents to get my chocolate cow!!!! (yummmy)now as an adult i'm 33 weeks pregnant & craving my damm chocolate cow!!!!!!!!!!!
Ed - July 01, 2011 - Report this comment
So that's what happened to it. I remember it on sale in the 90's but stopped seeing it all together. It was better than Yoo Hoo too..
Bill - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Like everything else from yesteryear Chocolate Cow was the best chocolate drink ever. I doubt Yoo-Hoo will ever bring it back cause people would stop buying Yoo-Hoo!
Larry - August 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Can't believe I found this site. I live in Vegas and was telling everyone about chocolate cow and not one person heard of it (they all lived in California). Guess you had to be in NY for this I grew up in Brooklyn and still taste that one of a kind taste. Wish i could find.
bill - August 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Im 63 and still remember that brown can with the jumping cow on it. It was much thicker and creamierthan yoo hoo. My grandmother who lived upstairs from us on long island would come down the stairs and ask "billy do you want a chocalate cow?Ofcourse i I would always say yes. She kept a stockpile in her fridge upsairs. Great memories.
Keith the Cop - October 06, 2011 - Report this comment
2 hot dogs with onions, mustard & sauerkraut w an ice cold chocolate cow. True heaven.
Noizy - October 13, 2011 - Report this comment
JJ's in Newark.NJ - 2 hot works and a cow. Thats good eatin' right there! -and drinking!
Ron - February 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Grew up in Queens NY...1960's Elementary School, PS63...there was a deli across the street from the school. would get one everyday for lunch. Can still taste it
kathy - March 31, 2012 - Report this comment
they really need to bring chocolate cow back!! we used to get it in a bottle, best ever and it was way better than yoohoo
Dennis - April 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember back in the mid sixries on Long island. me and my brother had our tonsils taken out at the same time. He wanted ice cream but I had to have a Chocolate Cow. Best chocolate drink ever.
john - April 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I lived in Roxbury across from FT. Tilden and my Dad used to stop at the newspaper stand and get myself and my brother a chocolate cow each .One of my best memories of Rockaway in the 1960s
Robert - May 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Tony's Hot Dogs Park Ave. and Lake St. Newark. Archie's Bloomfield Ave. Newark,NJ And good old J.J's Hell yeah, Was the best Chocolate Cow way better than a Yoo Hoo. Would have been nice to have it the other way around Chocolate Cow buy out Yoo Hoo
ghrowl - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Before I left NJ and moved to CA I kept an unopened can of Chocolate Cow, it sits on my bookshelf in remembrance of its yumminess. I submitted a picture of it. =)
Chris - June 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up on 224th St near 144th Ave in Springfield Gardens Queens in the 1960's. Chocolate Cow was the BEST thing sold by the candy store up the block (on "The Conduit").
shakewell - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
ghrowl - July 10, 2012 - Report this comment
well since either no one takes care of this site anymore or they don't wanna post my lovely picture of my can of chocolate cow, here's the link..
Mark - July 20, 2012 - Report this comment
ghrowl - THANK you. My sister and I were in a commercial for CC back in the late 60's, and I couldn't find a shot of the can ANYWHERE. you rock.
Eric From Queens.. - August 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh yes, how I desire to drink the chocolate cow again..... I just emailed the YOOHOO company, awaiting response.... Oh GOD, I can't stop thinking about it now, that nice damp frosty brown can out of those old wooden refrigerators from the corner store after a game of handball or sewer cap stick ball on a hot summer day..... ORGASMIC....................
richie - September 24, 2012 - Report this comment
My Dad used to take me and my brother fishing at Hempstead Lake State Park - we fished in the man made lake mostly. Anyway, not a line went in the water without a couple of can of good ole Chocolate Cow in the brown can - man I miss that stuff...and those days in the fifties.
David Waszmer - November 30, 2012 - Report this comment
My dad would always stop with my sisters and I at the hotdog trucks around Long Island. I would always wash my hotdogs down with Chocolate Cow.
Mike D. - January 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember drinking Chocolate Cow during the 70s in Bushwick Brooklyn. I can almost tast it now! Here is a link to a picture of the can
Tom - January 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember this drink very well. I grew up in North Bergen, NJ. I remember it well but in 1965 it did not have a pull tab to open it. I remember my mom would take me along to the butcher shop. Yeah, this was before supermarkets were popular and to keep me busy at 6 years old, I would get a pretzel stick and a can of this. I live in Upstate NY now and haven't found anyone who has heard of it. I guess it was only available in the tri-state area. I agree with everyone, it was WAY BETTER than Yoo Hoo!
chipper - January 26, 2013 - Report this comment
My Pops loved "dity waer dog"(hot dog trucks) and I would always get 3 dogd with mustard and onions and a chocolate cow. and yes it was by faar better than yoo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Joshua Wilcox - February 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember getting this drink at the Convenient Food Mart in Wadsworth, Ohio. It was wonderful! Great memories! I wondered what ever happened to it ... too bad it is gone!
Toni - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I could never find anyone who remembered Chocolate Cow...I was starting to think I was crazy myself!! I drank it in bottles in Brooklyn in the 60's..I remember it being so delicious...and thanks so much for the link above to the picture of the bottle...prook it really existed!!
Scott - June 20, 2013 - Report this comment
My mom would pack one in my lunch everyday when I was in junior high, back in the mid-60s. I remember the can and would love to see a picture of it!
mike - June 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I live in NE Pa and I used to get chocolate cow at the hot dog stand, I was told that at that time A Treat beverage owned chocolate cow?????
Jcb - June 26, 2013 - Report this comment
There was another drink also in the south , maybe elsewhere , same tast as chocolate cow , I believe it was called brownie or chocolate brownie , I remembered the cow and these , I was a kid around 8 years old so it was around 1976 or so !
Richard Gearon - August 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I drank Cocolate Cow, in cans that had to be opened with a "church key," on the U.S.S. Constellation, in 1962, when we sailed around South America and around Cape Horn. It was the best chocolate milk I've ever had, and it tasted wonderful even at room temperature.
Shannon - November 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to drink it all the time when I was a little girl in the late 1980s in Dayton, Ohio. I remembered it being a lot like Yoo-Hoo. The mom and pop type stores sold Chocolate Cow and the larger franchised stores usually sold Yoo-Hoo.
Randy - December 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to buy them in brooklyn on east 15 st and kings highway man how i loved them Always wondered what happened to them ,, suks we wont see them again
Charlie - January 06, 2014 - Report this comment
How funny Randy, I used to live near West 1st & Kings Hwy for a time and went to ps 177. I remember having chocolate cow there. That and Sssips iced tea boxes
BRUCE - January 30, 2014 - Report this comment
howie g - May 03, 2014 - Report this comment
i used to live on that by the case. my dad would bring home a case at a time and fill the bottom of the fridge with it. ice cold with my hot dogs. my kids never knew about it and now he reads that i wasn't the only one who worshiped the cow
jeff p - August 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in Long Island and was a eighty's kid. I still talk about to this day. My kids look at me as if I was nuts. They are yoo hoo fans and dont know any better. I can remember stopping at the hot dog truck, 2 hot dogs w/onions and a chocolate cow.
Roiz - August 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Nowadays I cannot find the Chocolate Cow. I've seen the Diet Chocolate Cow. Not sure if that is chocolate soda
Mike - August 08, 2014 - Report this comment
We used to drink Chocolate Cow all the time as kids in the 1960's on Long Island and loved it!
scott - August 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in staten island, NY and this was my favorite chocolate drink as a kid. Bring it back because yoohoo is nothing compared to the chocolate cow. With a sabrett hotdog like everyone else said it is to die for. Please for the love of our childhood memories bring back the chocolate cow. Yoohoo is doodoo. Thanks
Luz - August 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew in Brooklyn in the 70s moved to NJ However my first stop whenever I went to Brooklyn was corner store I would buy. A couple cans I would drink One before reaching the car best drink. Ever made can still taste it.
Big Ron - November 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I think Chocolate Cow was cheaper than Yoo Hoo but all the street vendors had both when I was a kid in the mid to late 60's in Hoboken NJ. A Sabrett Dog or 2 and a bag of Wise potato chips....washed down with synthetic chocolate milk......YEAH BUDDY!!! LIVIN LARGE
joe c - January 07, 2015 - Report this comment
A chocolate flavored drink? I want to drink some now!
David B from LI - January 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I grew up on Long Island, and the memory is still strong after decades: After any decent snowfall, my dad used to take my brother & me out to Bethpage State Park for an afternoon of serious sledding. Once we became either too cold or too tired to continue our assaults on the hills, we'd repair to the clubhouse for refreshments: Dad had his black coffee, and I don't remember what Mike used to choose -- but for me, it was always and forever the Chocolate Cow in that pristine brown can, ooh yeah...and one of the best days of my childhood, no exaggeration, was the time Dad let me have a second can of that chocolaty elixir. Naturally, Yoo Hoo couldn't stand the competition ...and here I sit, weathering Winter Storm Juno without a mitigating can of Chocolate Cow...
FRANK A. - February 26, 2015 - Report this comment
YooHoo cant stand up to Chocolate Cow...Why doesnt YooHoo make Chocolate Cow since they bought them out...
El Olympico - March 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I use to buy this at "Cuz's" corner store in Seaside Heights in the early 1970's (the guy who owned the store called everybody "Cuz") while I stocked up on pro wrestling magazines (another item only found at "Cuz's") . . lets pool some venture capital and bring it back!
Big TOne - March 15, 2015 - Report this comment
Place: Ralph's Hot Dog Truck, Independence Park, Newark, NJ Time: Late 70's, Early 80's People: Me and and Granpda eating hot dogs and drinking Chocolate Cows.
Kurok - April 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Remember this too as a child when getting hot dogs. It was my go to drink. Way better than yohoo
Mike - September 23, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember drinking this as a kid buying from the ice cream truck. I was just talking to my wife about this she had never herd of it. So I came across this page. Funny cause today was the day famous Yankee yogi passed away and he owned a part of yoohoo.
Rick - February 02, 2016 - Report this comment
I was raised in Far Rockaway and used to visit my grandmother in Arverne. She always had chocolate cows in the fridge along with seltzer. She used to make me a fried egg on a fresh kaiser roll and serve it to me with a chocolate cow. I miss those days. It was PS104 back in the 60's for me. For some reason I had in my head that it was called a Black Cow, but the picture of the red cow and brown can brought me right back. I agree with everyone else .. wish they still made it.
Michael Holler - June 08, 2016 - Report this comment
I used to go to the Jimmy Buff's in North Caldwell, NJ... My dad used to sell used cars right next door... The best thing ever, was hanging at the lot, and he would give me a couple of bucks for a hot dog and a chocolate cow... It was heaven on earth, everything today sucks!
JOE MCGILL - June 18, 2016 - Report this comment
Igrew up in Canarsie the 60s & 70s.I remember opening chocolate cow with a can opener.2 holes for air.Can was hard tin.This was the greatest drink ever,yohoo had Yogi Berras face on it,but it was not as good as Cow.I would drink a 40 year old batch if I could get it.
Maria Caminiti - March 31, 2017 - Report this comment
My grandfather had a hot dog truck that he parked outside Seaview Park in Canarsie Brooklyn. Ice cold Chocolate Cow was the best!! We used to buy it by the case at the Brooklyn Terminal Market on Foster Avenue.
djforte1 - August 08, 2017 - Report this comment
the first thing I remember as a 6 y/o, 1965, was this chocolate cow drink, I used to buy it for 5 cents at the deli on Liberty Ave in Queens
Rob Lambert - August 08, 2017 - Report this comment
Another obscure, local product. Chocolate Cow drink was originally bottled in Brooklyn by Threemore Sales Co., starting around 1958. Product first came in clear glass bottles (8oz) with red cow pictured. With the emergence of Great Shakes in 1965, Chocolate Cow began selling in tin cans that you had to shake up to get the right taste, then use a can opener. While primarily a northeastern U.S. product, Chocolate Cow got some national exposure. By 1982, it was sold in (pressurized) aluminum cans that you did not want to shake up and open.
Charles Cifarelli - January 17, 2018 - Report this comment
I use to love this chocolate drink when I was a young kid growing up in Brooklyn, my mom would by me a few ring dings and chocolate cow drink and I was in haven,one of the best chocolate drink ever made , to bad it’s not sold anymore.
John Yohe - March 07, 2018 - Report this comment
There's a product sold in the dairy vase of some supermarkets called Hood Calorie Countdown. It tastes almost just like the chocolate cow. Threw me back 35 years!
Cono - July 29, 2018 - Report this comment
There was a Chocolate Cow factory, for lack of a better word, around N6th or N7th and Meeker Ave back in the 70s. I'd pass it on my to Eli Whitney Voc HS. It was there a long time. I wonder if it was the only one? Needless to say it was very easy to get Chocolate Cow in Williamsburg. Really miss it. I think it tasted best in the 9 oz cans you had to pierce with a churchkey.
Jeff - July 29, 2018 - Report this comment
What town and state are you talking about?
Steve cres - September 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Back in the 60’s my mom and dad Owned a grocery store in bushwick in central ave , I went to Catholic school across from the grocery store, my dad supplied one case per wk for lunch there , I can still remember the tast
Lenny - March 26, 2019 - Report this comment
West Hempstead High School, early 90's... that vending machine "nourished" my chocolate cow habit daily! Darn that chocolate cow monkey on my back... As a matter of fact I was able to get several locker friends, like Dave, sipping the drink also. The empty locker at the end of the hall was a perfect place for the empties...hold the bottom with your foot and pull open the top to drop in the can... why use a trash can? That locker was filled to almost the top when someone must have discovered it and cleaned it out. Good Times!
Diana - April 23, 2019 - Report this comment
I remember cruising “the Ave” in Newark and stopping at JJ’s hot dog truck ordering a hot dog and chocolate cow.
Vance - April 25, 2019 - Report this comment
Here's a link to a 1940 NYC tax photo where the Chocolate Cow drink was manufactured in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.;sort:borough%2Cblock%2Clot%2Czip_code;lc:NYCMA~7~7&mi=55&trs=122
Jeff - January 12, 2020 - Report this comment
Loved chocolate Cow. I would go get my car washed at Scub-a-Dub do it yourself car wash in Mansfield in an A-Treat machine for 50 cents a can. I saved a few cans. Miss that Cow. Very popular in the 80's
todd - March 20, 2020 - Report this comment
long island in the 60s loved the cow.
Mike - October 16, 2020 - Report this comment
Best combo ever was two hotdogs w/mustard and chilli, and 2 ice cold chocolate cows from deep down in the icebox from the hotdog stand on the corner of Jericho Tnpk and Denton Ave. in Garden City Park long Island.
T Rav - January 05, 2021 - Report this comment
Grabbed the Cow late 70’s/early 80’s at Pistol Pete’s Pizza in Long Branch across from the pier - would down it solo or with any number of food options....the best!
jeanette rosario - July 31, 2021 - Report this comment
Omg.. my dad had a Bodega in Brooklyn in late 60’s and yes he had chocolate cow in stock.. it was the best drinks.. talk about it all the time.. so cool to share this with you all.. best memories..
Charlie - March 20, 2022 - Report this comment
Jeff, he's talking about Brooklyn, NY
Paul S - March 02, 2023 - Report this comment
As someone recollected early in this feed, I too first had a Chocolate Cow at a food truck in Newark, NJ. JJ’s, still on Bloomfield Ave. in Newark (but across the street now), had a 3 hot dog special, opened all day & night, and always had Chocolate Cow! YooHoo bought them out & shut them down! Bastards!

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