Chocolate milk has few added ingredients. It consists of partly skimmed milk, sugar or glucose fructose, cocoa, colour, salt, carrageenan, artificial flavour, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3. Carrageenan is used as a thickening agent, and is found in all chocolate milk. Vitamin A Palmitate or vitamin A is added back to 1%, 2% and skim milk because it is lost when the fat is removed. Vitamin A helps maintain the immune system, vision, and reproduction. Finally, Vitamin D3 is added to milk to avoid deficiency; something we Canadians can certainly relate to with our lack of sunlight over the winter months!