Chocolate Soldier is an expression referring to a good-looking but useless warrior, popularised by George Bernard Shaw's 1894 play Arms and the Man. The term originates as a derogatory label for a soldier who would not fight but would look good in a uniform, shortened from 'Chocolate Cream Soldier'. It appears in that form in the 1897 book Soldier of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis.
It can refer to:
- The Chocolate Soldier, a 1908 operetta by Oscar Straus, based on the play Arms and the Man.
- The Chocolate Soldier, a missionary recruitment pamphlet written by CT Charles Studd in 1912 .
- The Chocolate Soldier, a 1941 film version of the operetta, starring Nelson Eddy
- A cocktail, whose name is indirectly derived from the above - see List of cocktails
- Chocolate Soldier (drink), a chocolate-flavored soft drink originally made by Monarch Beverage Company of Atlanta in the 1960s
- A member of the Australian Army Reserve past or present; called 'Choco' for short. Usually a derogatory term. Also used derisively to refer to 'soft' soldiers in the Israeli Army.
- Chocolate Soldier (Parliament), a Parliamentary assistant for an Opposition front-bench spokesman in the British House of Commons in the early 1970s, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust
- a member of the army of Chocolate Soldiers in The Wonder City of Oz (1940)
- Hot Chocolate Soldiers a 1934 Walt Disney cartoon
- One of the common names of Kalanchoe tomentosa, a succulent plant
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