Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder Drink Mix

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Treat your family to Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder Drink Mix, which delivers balanced nutrition to start the day right.

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Treat your family to Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder Drink Mix, which delivers balanced nutrition to start the day right. This nutritional drink is loaded with nutrition and flavor. A single serving mixed with one cup of skim milk provides 220 calories, 13 grams of protein, and 25% or more of the daily value for 21 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin D.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder Drink Mix is packed with protein, vitamins and minerals to help start your day right. Each prepared serving* provides:

Protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle. It is especially important to include protein at breakfast to help fuel muscle after an overnight fast, and to replenish the body after physical activity.

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients you need each and every day to help keep the systems in your body working properly.


Calcium is an essential nutrient to help build strong bones, especially for growing children, and to maintain strong bones as we age.

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that most people lack in their diet. Vitamin D increases the absorption of calcium to help build strong bones.

*Prepared serving: 1 packet (36 g) mixed with 1 cup of skim milk

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink comes in these delightful flavors:
• Rich Milk Chocolate:
o 6 boxes (10 packets each)
o 6 - 17.7oz Canisters
• Classic French Vanilla:
o 6 boxes (10 packets each)
• Strawberry Sensation:
o 6 boxes (10 packets each)
• Variety Pack*:
o (3) Classic French Vanilla, (4) Rich Milk Chocolate, and (3) Strawberry Sensation

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS FLAVOR I have been using this flavor for the last 5 years to help take my medications. I take several medications in day totaling 13 pills a day. This just helps with taking them. It is such a wonderful flavor and chocolate malts have always been my favorite malt flavor. I so need this flavor to come back. I buy a case of this every 2 months. Sometimes when I just want to drink this, which is often, I do. Yes, I have tried the chocolate one and I used it for over a year, but then amazon suggested this flavor and I went to it immediately. Love it. Make my life just a bit easier with bringing back this flavor. I already have enough other things to worry about.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST Flavor! I have been enjoying the dark chocolate from the time it was available & after years of using your milk chocolate "Instant Breakfast" powder. My local grocery stopped carrying it recently & added the new mocha flavor. I was hoping that they were tight on available shelf space...but it appears from recent ratings/responses that you have discontinued this flavor! SO VERY disappointed! I think the reason sales were poor was the name. Many think dark chocolate can be bitter, and with 2 chocolate flavors available, buyers probably opted for the more tried & true one, which sounded more appealing "Rich Milk" Chocolate! Please bring it back...but with a better name!
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please bring it back at least online I've been drinking this my favorite flavor for nearly four decades. After moving abroad five years ago, I buy 1000 packets every summer to bring with me. Went to make my summer purchase only to find they aren't made anymore. I cried in the grocery store when the manager told me. The kind manager arranged for every box across all of their regional stores to get to me but this only netted me 200 packets which won't last a full year. What will I do when those run out???? Please begin making them again and at least sell online. You have many loyal fans.
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dark Chocolate was the only flavor I will drink. I have been drinking this every day for at least 2 decades, whenever it was that I first found it. I could only find it at Heinen's in our area, NO other stores carried it. When I saw the spot where they had kept the Dark Chocolate filled with Rich Milk Chocolate, and the tag on the shelf changed, I got a very bad feeling about it. This was the only one I would drink, this was my morning coffee, and made it simple and pleasurable to drink yummy chocolaty milk without adding super sweet taste. I guess this will force me to make up my own mix with cocao powder now.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PLEASE BRING BACK CLASSIC CHOCOLATE MALT! To the Marketing Department: Please reconsider your decision to discontinue Classic Chocolate Malt Instant Breakfast drink. I have been drinking the Classic Chocolate Malt flavor since the 1960's. I never wanted anything for breakfast before I went to school. My mother put her trust in your product and felt much better sending me off to school after I drank a glass of my favorite Classic Chocolate Malt Instant Breakfast drink. I have been drinking this flavor for five decades. Please don't take it away from those of us who still love it! Thank you.
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed to see my favourite out of production I used to by the 5-flavour variety packs just for the Classic Chocolate Malt and dark chocolate, and would than ration the malt flavour so it was the first and last one of each box I consumed. Vanilla, rich milk chocolate, they're all too sweet. The chocolate malt and dark chocolate were the only ones I didn't find too sweet, and the reason I continued buying the variety pack with the flavours I didn't prefer. Really quite disappointed I'll have to find a substitute in chocolate malt, I hope I can find one with the same nutrition.
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Protein Drink EVER! Unlike most protein drinks, these drinks do not taste like protein drinks (most of them taste not very good). My husband and I LOVE the drinks! Surprisingly, the high protein "Rich Milk Chocolate" taste the same or very similar to the regular 13g protein drinks! They really do taste like a yummy milk chocolate milkshake!!!! We will keep on buying but if they came out in a 22 pack box like the regular "Rich Milk Chocolate" my husband and I would be even happier :D
Date published: 2018-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chocolate Malt is essential! I am deeply saddened by the apparent discontinuation of Classic Chocolate Malt (I still call it Instant Breakfast). I have been drinking this since I was in high school, and I am now in my mid 60’s. I’m sure the product manager that put together this new brand strategy though it was a good idea to discontinue this flavor. It is not. This was by far the best flavor, and Chocolate is not an acceptable substitute. Please bring it back.
Date published: 2018-09-23
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Nonfat Dry Milk, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Lactose, Vitamins & Minerals‡, and Less Than 2% of: Soy Lecithin, Carrageenan, Natural and Artificial Flavor.

‡Vitamins & Minerals: Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Hydroxide, Sodium Ascorbate
(Vitamin C), Ferric Orthophosphate (Iron), dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Niacinamide, Copper Gluconate, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin K1, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12.