Pope John Paul II liked Yoohoo. During his visit to Denver, Colorado, he requested a couple of cases be brought back with him. Because popes don’t give commercial endorsements, the Vatican was forced to release a statement denying the pope had a preference for American chocolate milk drinks.

Yoo-hoo

For other uses, see Yoo-Hoo (disambiguation).

Not to be confused with Yahoo!.

Yoo-hoo is an American brand of chocolate beverage that was developed by Natale Olivieri in Garfield, New Jersey in 1928[page needed] and is manufactured by Keurig Dr Pepper. As of 2019, the drink is primarily made from water, high-fructose corn syrup and whey.

History

Natale Olivieri started bottling carbonated fruit drinks in the mid-1920s. However, when he attempted to bottle a chocolate drink, he found that it would soon spoil. Observing his wife canning fruits and vegetables, he asked her to use the same heat processing techniques with his chocolate drink. He began bottling the pasteurized chocolate drink named Yoo-Hoo at 133 Farnham Avenue, G… Continue Reading (3 minute read)

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  1. idioteques

    “The Vatican would like to publicly state the Pope does not absolutely LOVE that chocolate milk drink from the United States that has a name similar to yahoo. Furthermore, the Pope does not pine for the days when he may visit the US and NOT drink the amazing American chocolate milk drinks. Please no questions, we ask for privacy in this sensitive matter at this time.”

  2. GO-KARRT

    June, 1999 at Massanutten resort in Virginia. It was the 2nd or 3rd stop on the ASA tour. Yoo-hoo was the sponsor and all registered skaters had an unlimited supply during the competition. It was 95+ degrees and my dumbass drank probably 8 in a few hours. Puked Yoo-hoo all over the parking lot. Still love it though.

  3. back-in-my-day

    I would never consider it a chocolate milk drink. It’s a chocolate drink.

  4. mikevago

    The Pope doesn’t give commercial endorsements now, but there was a time when the Pope endorsed cocaine-infused wine and even let his likeness be used in the ads!

    [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin\_Mariani](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin_Mariani)

  5. FortuneBull

    Grew up in a Polish household and JPII is a legend there. My dad was obsessed with him. Never heard a bad thing spoken about him and he survived an assassination attempt.

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