Food of the Seventies, Chocolate Soldier Soft Drink

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This was a very memorable drink that had a soldier imprinted on the bottle. It tasted very similar but much better than a Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink. There supposedly is a new revival of this drink available in some areas.
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Cathy - September 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I have GREAT memories of summers in the 60's in Tennessee at my Grandparents, drinking Chocolate Soldiers every day! I'd love to chug one again!
erick - February 08, 2009 - Report this comment
they sell chocolate soldier at dollar general stores
Amanda - April 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember my brother and I walking down to the corner store in the mid 80's to get Chocolate Soldiers!!! i loved those drinks and the cute glass bottle =P
dublebug - April 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Didn't it also come in a can?
Glenn Craven - June 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I fondly recall Chocolate Soldier from my boyhood (and young adulthood) days in Kansas during the 1970s and 1980s, as well. I might have seen it in a Dollar General store here in North Carolina. I don't recall. I'm going to go look for it there now, though. Well, not NOW. It's 12:22 a.m.
Carl Johnson - July 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to be able to get this at the West End Grocery in Brunswick Mo. They had the old bottle soda machine and it was a real treat while staying with my granmother back in the 70's and getting to have a bottle to myself. I've p/u a few at dollar general, but haven't seen it lately. What a GREAT taste it had then and still does today.
marci - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
The one that came in a can was a chocolate drink by Stokeleys. I'm certain, but i can't seem to find anyone who recalls this! It tasted just like Yoo Hoo. The can was the same size as that of Hi-C or Hawaiian Punch. Does anyone remember this? My own mother can't even recall buying it! It had to be in the 60s or 70s.
brad - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes I think you are right marci....not only do i remember it but wish i had one !!!(south-central ontario region)
Kellie - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I would buy a chocolate soldier after school everyday at our local Ann's Grocery store. I loved the stuff and wish I could find it today. Brings back sooo many memories of my childhood.
shann - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
the one that came in a can and also little bottle like the soldier, I believe was called Chocolate brownie, my brother and I had both of these growing up in the south 70's & 80's.
Marie - September 19, 2009 - Report this comment
The town where I grew up had a Choc Soldier Bottling Facility so it was really popular. My friend Lorna and I would compete to see who could drink the most without taking the bottle away from our lips.
J - October 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in GA. Does anyone know where I can get them today? Thanks
Tami - November 06, 2009 - Report this comment
The chocolate soldier was the best. It brings back great memories of visiting my nan and poppa in Southern Oklahoma. I've been looking all over for the drink but haven't had any luck.
jan - November 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I bought a brown molded chocolate soldier bottle this weekend. Is it the new version? None of the "sites" showed anything like it.
Josh - December 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Well I'm the youngest person on here. I'm 18 and I remember going to my Great-Grandmother,s house and drinking chocolate soldier. I'd really like to find some for my family. But I don't know where to find any in Texas.
Dom - January 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm from south Louisiana, I've never heard of Chocolate Soldier until tonight when I was at work drinking a Yoo-Hoo and my friend asked if I remembered them. Chocolate Soldier seems way cooler, if anyone knows where I can get some whether online or not please e-mail me at or myspace me at, Thanks!
tammy - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
i grew up drinking chocolate soldiers and have wonderful memorys of going to a store with my grandpa everyday in the summer time just to get little boy is 10 and likes yoo-hoos but i told him just the other day they have nothing on a chocolate soldier...i live in tennessee and i can't find them anywhere...
Rob - March 11, 2010 - Report this comment
In the 70's , we would go fishing in a small town on the west coast of Florida ,below Naples Everglade City. Thats the only place we could find it down here in the 70's.It was the one in the can and it tasted so much better than yo-ho.yo-ho was bitter compared to chocolate soldiers memories!
kate - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I've just listened to my hubby talk about the chocolate soldier drink, that his Grandpa used to have for him-only him-when he would visit! I'd love to get him some for his upcoming birthday. Any idea where I can get some? ~southern Ontario, Canada~
Catherine - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember Saturday mornings with my daddy in North Carolina. We would get up early and go to the local gas station where all the guys hung out while their wives cleaned house. I would sit on top of the ice cream freezer and eat a honey bun and drink a chocolate soldier. And, being that I was a little girl, if the men began to talk a bit rowdy, they would buy me another one and send me out to sit on top of the ice box where I could greet all the people coming inside. I sure do miss those times, and that drink from my childhood.
Dawn - April 14, 2010 - Report this comment
In the 60's my Great-Aunt & Uncle had a small grocery store in Deyersburg, TN. When we were lucky enough to spend the night; we could have anything we wanted. We were children in a candy store with all we could eat. The greatest joy was that ice cold Chocolate Soldier from the old time cooler with the pop top opener on the side. That was living.........
James. - May 07, 2010 - Report this comment
This was my favorite drink as a boy growing up in the 80's. I was born in '84 and around three or four years old I would drink them every time my mama and I went to the store. I tried one of the newer versions several years ago and it didn't taste nearly as good. I've been trying to find a picture of the little glass bottle I used to get but to no avail.
Melissa - May 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I live outside of Nashville, TN and some of the Dollar General Stores still carry Chocolate Soldier.
Tricia - June 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been looking for some here in MS. But I hardly ever go to Dollar General but I'm gonna see if they have it. Ive been drinking Yoo Hoo but its not the same.Wish me luck!
joe - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I live in akron Ohio and I cant find Chocolate soldier here. The man at the dollar general store said they discontinuid carrying it about 3 years ago. I called all the dollar generals here and none of them have it. If anyone here knows where I can buy some either online or if you want to buy it for me and act as a middle man and sell it to me. email me
JACKIE - August 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Scott - August 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the chocolate drink called "frosted" in the early 80's. In a small can. The best. Any info on it e-mail me at Thanks. Im in So Cal.
Daniel - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I lived in Oklahoma for about 2 years from mid 85 to 87. I was able to try the drink there, but I don't remember much of it.
JD - September 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Scott - You just saved me a sleepless night! My brother and I were just trying to remember this drink's name tonite!
Chelle Rose Xoxoxo - October 06, 2010 - Report this comment
it was just not in the 60s & 70s my Dad talked about chocolate soldier it how he and his friend dreck is world war II he said that the bottles were shaped like a soldier and when we went on long trips Dad would by 3 6 packs 1/2 way there it was a treat I love it yoo hoos are ok but they r not choclate soldier!!!
cliffy - October 10, 2010 - Report this comment
one of the best chocolate drinks in the 60's & 70's when you're from the deep south. well....that and RC cola with a moon pie!!!
mat - October 12, 2010 - Report this comment
to whomever typed the description - don't be an idiot. every chocolate drink Yoo-hoo owned, ie. Chocola, Kayo, Brownie Chocolate, and Chocolate Cow, you seem to say "SOOO much better than Yoohoo". its the same recipe, but for vitamins added to YH. minimal taste diff.
jahock - October 18, 2010 - Report this comment
we used to see choc soldiers in dollar general here in oklahoma...but they have been replaced with the lesser quality taste of yoohoo, i can only believe there is no distributor able to get their hands on the product, it must not be available any longer. i have searched the web and cannot find a company making a product by that name any longer.
Dwight - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I drank many a Chocolate Soldier, Chocolate Brownie and now YooHoo. It's been so long I'm not sure how they compare. I just found Chocolate Soldier on Amazon!
Barry - November 06, 2010 - Report this comment
As of since about 2 years ago I could get them regularly at the Dollar General stores here in Indianapolis In,but no more I youse to drink them growing up in Tenn. I got my kids kinda hooked on them and now my 14 year old daughter all she wants for Christmas is an endless supply of C Soldiers... Can anybody help usfind them please.
Cheryl - November 07, 2010 - Report this comment
My husband recently bought a Chocolate Soldier bottle from an antique store for me. He remembered my childhood stories of waiting for the beverage machine at my aunt and uncle's motel to be refilled with the Chocolate Soldier drink. Interesting to see so many comments & memories...
Andrea - January 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember the canned Chcoloate Cow drink from the 60's when I was a very young girl. So do two of my childhood friends....we were discussing it on Facebook and that's how I came upon this site. I've been searching for a picture of the can.
Rococoa - January 31, 2011 - Report this comment
I actually have three unopened cans of Chocolate Soldier in great condition that I stashed away back in the late 70's. I'd be willing to part with two of those cans for the right price. If interested you can email me at;
AJ - January 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the chocolate drink that came in a large can that had a cartoon man (like the Hawaiian Punch man) on the label? It was in the 70's.The can had stripes in different colors on it, I think.
Gary H - February 19, 2011 - Report this comment
My Grandfather owned a neighborhood store in Oklahoma City. We would visit in the summertime from Calif and that is the first thing us kids would go for, a chocolate soldier. I never saw them in Calif, ever.
Brian - April 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Where I grew up in Bethel, Ct I do not remember any drink called Chocolate Soldier. But I definitely remember the canned drink called Chocolate Cow that my mother bought us when we went grocery shopping at the First National. It was much thicker than YooHoo & had a much richer chocolate flavor. I'd love to know what company produced it!
Buddy H. - May 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember drinking Chocolate Soldier in the late 60's and early 70's. Good stuff! I saw some in Piggly Wiggly several years back but none in a while. I have a working electric Chocolate Soldier clock that I've had for 40 yrs.
Paulette E. - May 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to buy Chocolate Soldiers at Dollar General, but they can't get them anymore. They're way better & cheaper than Yoo-Hoo. Somebody please find them! I love them.
Lisa H - May 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Sounds like I am not the only child of the 70's who loved Chocolate Soldiers. My grandfather owned a small grocery store in Vicksburg, MS. The pop cooler would be quickly depleted of CS soon after my siblings and I arrived from Colorado for a visit. I would love to find them in CO! Great memories, although I'm not sure I'd really like them now?
George - September 24, 2011 - Report this comment
James,my grandma lived in Dyersburg,Tennessee and when I would go visit her I would always go to a small grocery store there in Dyersburg,maybe the smae one you talked about,and buy a couple cases of Chocolate Soldier in the returnable bottles. I lived in Texas and I remember back in the early 80's I still had the empty bottles but I can't remember what I did with them.
Teresa - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember this drink. It was a clear bottle with a red soldier on the bottle. Sure wish I could find one today. My husband doesn't remember this bottle drink, it was the best.
Stephanie - December 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Still looking for these...don't think I'm going to have any luck :(
jim bob - December 15, 2011 - Report this comment
i remember when i was a kid we didn't have that back in the 1940's
jennifer - December 20, 2011 - Report this comment
i have an old choclate soldier bottle with a red soldier need to know value
Bob - December 28, 2011 - Report this comment
For the past several years I've been trying to figure out what the name of this drink was. While at a friends house, the topic came up and one of the guests mentioned the name 'Chocolate Soldier'. Then many memories of my youth started coming back while enjoying this drink. Haven't seen a bottle since the early 70's.
Margaret - January 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Just 2 or 3 years ago I could buy them in Virginia Beach at Big Lots.........they don't carry them anymore....guess you can't buy them now anywhere from what I have sad! They are soooo good.
Connie - February 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I have just aguired 4 bottles of chocolate soldier, the contents inside is not the greatest,and the bottle caps are a little rusty but some on make me an offer on two of these and maybe we can talk. thank you.. post a comment on this site.
Crystal Caffey - February 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow! Talk about precious childhood and my cousins would walk down to Snappy's store to get these yummy little drinks every chance we got as kids. It's amazing to me as I read all of these comments these people have made about our beloved chocolate soldier drink that was such a special part of our childhood.It makes me a bit emotional thinking how simple a thing that it is to bring back such bitter sweet memories of being a child.I hope our kids and there kids will be able to remember and cherish something so simple that brings back priceless memories.
Sharon - March 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember going to the General Store with my grandfather to buy Chocolate Soldier chocolate drink back in the earlier 60's. A couple of years ago, say early 2000's, there was a Dollar General Store that sold them. But they don't sell them any more. I sure would like to find some Chocolate Soldier Drinks. All of those that say that they are better than a chocolate YooHoo are so RIGHT!!!!
Pat - March 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Marci, It is called Stokely. There is a picture on flickr by jasonliebigstuff.
JKat - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I used to love Chocolate Soldiers. Recently, I bought some chocolate almond milk and it tasted a lot like the old CS's. Probably healthier, too.
nicole - May 24, 2012 - Report this comment
A 21 gun salute to the CHOCOLATE SOLDIER! Dearly miss gettin those as a little girl!!
Jimmy Morris - June 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember when I was a kid in the 60's. I grew up in Longwood FL. There was a Chocolate Soldier bottling plant there and all the stores carried them
MsTaxLady - July 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Had heard This before, but explains why it's hard to find now. See page info below: Looking at a bottle of Chocolate solider i saw that it was bottled in Carlsdt, NJ when Yoo-hoo is also bottle and it says it's made by the Chocolate Group which i assume is Cadbury Schweppes. Since Yoo-hoo owns Chocolate Soldier they sell it to Dollar General to sell as a off brand because Yoo-hoo as a name would be to expensive for a dollar store. So remember Chocolate Solider is not as bad as once thought and if you're lost without a 'hoo and come upon a Dollar General look inside for a 6 pack of Chocolate soldier.
wayne - August 16, 2012 - Report this comment
i also have an empty CS bottle and wondered if it ha any value. does anyone know
Beverly - April 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Remember drinking Chocolate Soldiers when I lived in Oklahoma and then later as an adult I went to Tennessee and found them there while on vacation...sooooo tasty!
Phil - August 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I use to get Chocolate Soldiers at my Grandfather's store in Hunting Indiana back in the 50's. We went every year on vacation. He had a Pop cooler in the back of the store with lose bottles just piles in it and we had to rummage around the pile of bottles to find one. OH SO GOOD!
Gary - January 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I had been buying six packs of bottled Chocolate Soldiers at Dollar General, but they stopped having them a few years ago. I have one of the bottles and it says it was bottled by Motts.
Cristy - January 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Looked up chocolate soldier and a site on the internet said Snapple owns the chocolate soldier name but they are not in production right now. Let's all contact Snapple!!!
Brian Hume wichita ks - March 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Back in he day. No contest. Best drink. Now days if ya find it first ingredient is water. (Not milk) longer shelf life I guess. The ones spoke of above @ The Dollar store, yeah water :( awww
Joe - April 12, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember a chocolate drink think it was called Chocolate Time. Does anyone remember it?
chris - May 07, 2014 - Report this comment
So is there a website that you can purchase chocolate soldiers. Fathers day is coming up and its something me and my dad used to drink all the time. If anyone knows please let me know. Thanks
dan - May 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Used to drink Chocolate Soldier in the late 1960s and early 1970s in Noel, Missouri. Pulled them out of an ancient vending machine. Was trying to remember the cost. Anyone remember? 10 cents? 15 cents? Email me at
tanya - June 08, 2014 - Report this comment
So is anyone for sure which company owns the chocolate solider. Ive traveled everywhere from Oklahoma to Virginia trying to locate them.I have so many memories of drinking these in the 80s.
Lisa - August 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember a chocolate drink that had a small fairy on the label. My uncles used to buy me one in the morning before we went to feed the cows. One uncle has passed and the other is in hospice care and I am trying so hard to remember the name. It was in the late 70s in Texas.
BigBadJohn - August 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I can remember buying Chocolate Soldier in cans by the case from the local Coca Cola franchise distributor in Bethlehem, PA between 1975 and 1980. It was in a yellow can and was one of the best drinks around at that time. I wish I knew what happened to it.
Tommy K - November 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember drinking Chocolae Soldier as a young boy..... good stuff!
Carl the farmer - December 11, 2014 - Report this comment
Grew up in south west ontario canada, used to see them and drink some in the 60s and 70s. funny to read so many cool memories and comments. I only ever saw them in cans.
Patrick G. - January 29, 2015 - Report this comment
My brothers and I would bug our dad to death for a dime to buy Chocolate Soldiers, in bottles, when we camped at Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma back in the early sixties. We each could chug one in about 30 seconds...they were great!
Barry Westman - March 11, 2015 - Report this comment
It was a great drink .....I remember it from the 60's up here in Ontario,Canada. I was just on a memory lane trip and wound up here.
Amy - April 09, 2015 - Report this comment
I can remember our neighborhood store sold them. It was back in the early 80's. I have not seen them in years. (Gadsden, Alabama)
Jason L - May 29, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff. I think sometime during my childhood, it changes names and designs too. I grew up in the 70s and 80s. Seems like it was Chocolate Solider and then changed to Brownie Chocolate or something like that-I may have them in reverse order.
chester - September 12, 2015 - Report this comment
Marci, you are absolutely right about Stokely's in the large can - I loved it but I don't think it was on the market all that long.
D A - January 12, 2016 - Report this comment
Chocolate Soldier (CS) was bought out by the owners of Yoohoo (YH). They almost immediately replaced the contents of the CS containers with the YH formula. I used to tolerate YH when I couldn't get CS. Now I despise YH for destroying CS.
Brian - February 01, 2016 - Report this comment
I do demo for a living and I was doing demo at City Hall in downtown Fort Myers Florida and as I broke the brick wall open there were several old cans of sodas inside. One of these cans was a chocolate soldier never heard of it before and I was really interested the and where it came from and if you who had made them obsolete.
T.S. - July 03, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember drinking Chocolate Soldiers from a corner store in Midfield, Alabama as a kid in the 80's. The last time I got my hands on one was at a little bric-a-brac store in the little German enclave of Elberta, Alabama, down on the Gulf Coast. That would have been '93-'95, and it was in a newer bottle with full color art but the same little soldier character from the older white label bottles. I'd love to find some if it's still made.
linda - September 16, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember chocolate cow and chocolate soldier
jb,from va. - January 14, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved brownie chocolate drink growing up in the 60s,I had a yoo hoo,and I can tell you that the brownie tasted better,seems the good tasting things go away,while other crap stays..
Laura - April 10, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember seeing chocolate soldier at the save a lot grocery store here in Tennessee. Gonna see if they still have it. I wonder if the Cracker Barrel would have it. They carry a lot of the old stuff
Phil - April 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I used to get Chocolate Soldiers at Campanella's Italian Market In Baldwin Park, CA in the late '50s and early '60s. I ran across a couple six packs of the bottles in the mid-'70s. I bought all they had. The only other time I ran across them was at Pegg Sue's Diner (a '50s retro restaurant) outside Barstow, CA. Loved them and would buy them again if I could find any!
Tom - July 27, 2017 - Report this comment
Are you guys really talking about Chocolate Soldier? In grade school as a kid, my friend's dad owned the Coke bottling franchise. He had a contract to make CS every Sat morning. It was a four hour run, and would hire 6 students to package 6 bottles of CS in those use-to-be metal carriers by hand. The CS bottles were smaller size than coke bottles and jam at the end of the bottle run after being filled & capped. The jam was in the shaker/mixer unit. So, we grabbed the bottles from the capper unit. The contents were barely tan color. As I recall from 60 yrs ago, the mixture was a combo of powered milk & chocolate powder and non-carbonated water and always had sediment in the bottle. So, no one has mentioned the trick with Chocolate Soldier is to Cool, SHAKE WELL, Open, & Enjoy. YUMMY!
Tom - September 03, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember drinking it back in the 60's. Don't remember too much of the stuff into the 70's. But it was good & I drank aplenty way back when. It was like Yoo-Hoo but better.
Rob Lambert - September 04, 2017 - Report this comment
Chocolate Soldier was originally bottled by the Monarch Beverage Company in Atlanta, starting in 1960. Later, when canning of the product began, the company apparently aligned with nearby Coca-Cola as an uncredited contractor/distributor. The distribution range quickly increased from a few SE US states to nearly half the country. In some areas, customers could get it from their local Coke bottler/wholesaler.
willong - December 02, 2020 - Report this comment
Pictures of several of the bottle variants, including both clear and amber, early embossed styles are available at Antique-Bottles Net. Since this site does not allow links, you'll have to enter "Clear embossed Chocolate Soldier" to search for the thread in the "New to the Collection" forum. Have Fun!
Jeffro Bodine - May 02, 2021 - Report this comment
Chocolate Soldiers were discontinued in 1994 so anybody saying they bought them after that in stores are for lack of a better saying, FOS.
Emily - June 30, 2021 - Report this comment
I love Chocolate Soldier to. I cannot find any here in Texas. I am saddens 😢 I just looked online and the company that made it was sold to Monarch Beverage Company.
mikey - July 10, 2021 - Report this comment
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Janice - April 12, 2022 - Report this comment
At age 72, I remember going to the laundromat in Casa Grande, AZ around age 5 or 6. I always got a nickel bottle of Chocolate Soldier when I went with Mother. It was like chocolate milk, but better. She was a Coke drinker. I loved the little soldier impressed in the bottle, but it tasted even better.

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