Yoo-hoo

Yoo-hoo

About Yoo-hoo

Yoo-hoo is an American chocolate beverage. The stated ingredients on the label include water, high-fructose corn syrup, whey, sugar, corn syrup solids, cocoa, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, sodium caseinate (from milk), non-fat dry milk, salt, tricalcium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, xanthan gum, guar gum, natural and artificial flavors, soy lecithin, mono- and diglycerides, vitamin A palmiate, niacinamide (vitamin B3), vitamin D3, and riboflavin (vitamin B2). Yoo-hoo originated in New Jersey in the 1920s, when Italian-American Natale Olivieri sold 'Tru-Fruit' soft drinks in his small store. Olivieri discovered a process to produce a chocolate soft drink that would not spoil. The name Yoo-hoo, already being used for Olivieri's other fruit drinks, was applied to the chocolate-flavored drink as well. Yoo-hoo would soon begin to be bottled by a major bottling company and to be sold in supermarkets and shops worldwide.