For example a typical chocolate syrup contains HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP; WATER; COCOA; SUGAR; POTASSIUM SORBATE (PRESERVATIVE); SALT; MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES ; XANTHUM GUM; POLY SORBATE ; VANILLA ; ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR
Pick up a box of unsweetened cocoa powder and read the label:
It should say: 100% Cocoa powder (derived from Cacao beans)
All you need to do is mix cocoa powder (preferably organic raw cacao powder) in 3 tbsp of hot water for it to dissolve before putting it in a glass of milk. Add raw sugar or stevia for sweetness if desired.
Tip: The no brainer solution to reading your food labels is to look for products with the least number of ingredients instead of a bunch of additives.