Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 317.
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Getting your family going can be a challenge, so we've make breakfast easy. Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink is packed with protein and 21 vitamins & minerals to start their mornings right.

About the product

Get Up and Get Going with Carnation Breakfast Essentials®!
Give your family the original on-the-go breakfast drink. Each 8 fl oz Ready-To-Drink bottle of Carnation Breakfast Essentials® has the flavor they love and the nutrition they need to start the day right, at home or on-the-go.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® complete nutritional drinks are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals to help start your day right.

10 GRAMS OF PROTEIN
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.

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

AS MUCH CALCIUM AS A 6 OZ CUP OF YOGURT
Calcium is an essential nutrient to help build strong bones, especially for growing children, and to maintain strong bones as we age.

2X VITAMIN D AS AN 8 OZ GLASS OF MILK
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.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink comes in 3 delightful flavors— Rich Milk Chocolate, Classic French Vanilla and Creamy Strawberry.

For more information, visit CarnationBreakfastEssentials.com.


Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink is gluten-free and lactose-free, but is not suitable for people with galactosemia.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from BRING IT BACK!!!! Just found out you have discontinued the Dark Chocolate flavor. Please, NOOOOOOOO!!!!! It's the only flavor I drink! I've been drinking IB for breakfast since high school. I tried the Dark Chocolate about 3 years ago, and it's the BEST FLAVOR EVER!!! Please, Please, Please, BRING IT BACK!!! All the other reviewers want it back too! We'll buy it!!!
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich flavor The Dark Chocolate Breakfast Essentials is my favorite because the chocolate flavor is rich and smooth. Unfortunately, this flavor is hard to find in stores. Sadly, the only store in my area that carried this flavor just discontinued it. I hope Carnation will look in to this matter and help make Dark Chocolate just as available as its other flavors.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best flavor I am disappointed to learn that chocolate malt has been discontinued. It has been my favorite flavor for almost 25 years. I am not a fan of the wet/dry texture of cereal so I was super excited as a kid to have this and have had it as my breakfast for almost every day since! It stopped showing up in local grocery stores awhile ago, but I was very happy to learn I could order cases of it online. Please reconsider bringing it back, at the very least online. The milk chocolate flavor is too sweet in comparison.
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite flavor I’ve been drinking this flavor every morning for the past 5+ years and loving it. I tried all the other flavors in a variety pack and didn’t like any of them. Carnation Instant Breakfast also makes it easier for me to take my medicine than with water. Please reconsider and bring it back.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What now?? Oh noooooo!!!!!!! I can’t believe the dark chocolate is discontinued!!! It’s the ONLY flavor my son drinks.....and it’s the only thing he will have for breakfast. Any chance you are bringing this back???
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Classic Chocolate Malt - Where did it go? I love the classic chocolate malt flavored Instant Breakfast. This has been my breakfast choice for nearly a decade now. First it stopped selling in my local grocery stores. Now it is unavailable online. PLEASE bring classic chocolate malt flavor back, breakfast just won't be the same without it.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT’S BACK! When this flavor was discontinued years ago, my grandmother and I were heartbroken. Imagine my surprise when I came across it at the grocery store a few weeks ago! It tastes just the same now as it did then. Thank you for bringing cafe mocha back, please don’t discontinue it ever again!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where have all the fun flavors gone? Back when it was Instant Breakfast (I still call it that, too), there was an Eggnog flavor. I loved it. Then it went away. I seem to recall enjoying a Mocha flavor, too. It's definitely gone now. Then there was Dark Chocolate. I sometimes mixed it with a little O.J. and vanilla almond milk. LOVED it. And through it all, there was Chocolate Malt. LOVED IT!!! Why? WHY? Why do you keep taking away my favorites?! I still drink it, still get the variety pack because I like the Chocolate and the Vanilla. Don't love the Strawberry, but it's okay. I used to drink it first, and save the Chocolate Malt for last. It's a hard habit to break after 40 years.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from original milk chocolate After a hospital stay I used to buy Ensure occasionally . The price went up astronomically. Plus I want to get away from buying plastic containers. Which I have promised myself to drastically reduce this coming year. Went back to Carnation powder, after comparing the nutrition values. Carnation has a little less of some ingred. but not that much difference. So I am happily buying the original chocolate powder drink and enjoying it either as added to a light breakfast or simply as the meal replacement.And helping Mother Earth.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This review is for Cookies and Cream flavor... I love all the flavors they offer, but this Cookies and Cream flavor is super yummy! It's new and tastes like the flavor it says it is. It's sweet and I know I am getting the nutrients I need, even on the go. It's portable, very easy to take on a quick trip or easily packs up for longer trips. I grab one of these over abything else because it's better for me and fills me up like a little snack. The tastes is pretty good and I feel a bit more energized after consuming. I definitely recommend having these in your fridge for a quick pick-me-up or just no time for breakfast, grab one and go! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly saddening I am a mother of two boys 11 and 13 who have loved this for most of their lives. Went to purchase at start of school year and cannot find. Cannot believe its been discontinued. This was the only flavor they cared for and now it is obsolete. Please bring the malt back.
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BRING IT BACK I am extremely disappointed that you have opted to discontinue this flavor. I have been drinking the Classic Chocolate malt EVERY MORNING for about 20 years and it is by far my favorite. I find it hard to believe it was discontinued due to low sales. I have tried the other flavors and they just don't stand up to the taste. Please reconsider being able to buy online at least!
Date published: 2018-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Dark Chocolate Have been mail ordering the dark chocolate (because never in stores) and drinking it for years. Now no longer available. Noooooo!!! Please bring it back!!!
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring Dark Chocolate Back!!!!!! Only flavor I have purchased since it came out. Surpasses all the others. Very disappointed. I won't drink the other flavors---too sweet, but this was perfect. My ratings apply only to dark chocolate.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best chocolate flavor Great taste and had my daughter send the dark chocolate for my birthday. But somebody must have found out that I really like it - and now I can't find a place that sells it any more.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gaining weight now that you dropped this I had great weight control while drinking this flavor. Now that it is gone I am gaining weight because I hate all of your other flavors. I am so disappointed. Please bring it back so I can have my shake every morning!!!!
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PLEASE Bring it back! Now I know why I haven't been able to find my favorite flavor Classic Chocolate Malt. I'm so sorry to hear that it has been discontinued! PLEASE consider bringing it back! I've never seen Dark Chocolate before, but after reading the reviews and seeing that it has also been discontinued, I hope it comes back as well. Please listen to your customers!
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Discontinuing the Dark Chocolate? Ever since I discovered the Dark Chocolate flavor, it has become a staple of my morning breakfast. Please start making them again. It’s too good to not have.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NEED the Dark Chocolate My autistic son is very sensitive to flavors and new things. He drinks this everyday and does not care for the other flavors. Please bring it back!!!
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BRING IT BACK!!! Ever since I had lap band in 2008, every morning I've had a Carnation Instant Dark Chocolate for breakfast. I have lost and kept off 80 pounds because of your product. Please bring it back!!!!!
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Classic Chocolate Malt flavor!! I grew up drinking Classic Chocolate Malt and now get it for my kids. When I stopped seeing it in the grocery store I started buying it by the case for my kids (and my dad!) but now it doesn't seem to be available. Please bring it back!!!
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please bring chocolate malt back!!! This flavor is my favorite and I have been ordering by the case until recently. Now I can't find it and according to the other reviews you have stopped making it! This is the best flavor you make. I drink it every morning. What do I do now?????please, please, please bring it back!!!!!!!
Date published: 2018-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best flavor I can’t believe your discontinuing classic chocolate malt!!! You say the demand isn’t high enough to continue manufacturing. Yet it was always out of stock everywhere. I bought 15 boxes a month.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from classic chocolate malt-Where did it go? What happened to the classic chocolate malt? My family only liked that flavor, the others are gross. Please bring it back!
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true life staple My wife has just been diagnosed with cancer and after two months of not being able to eat anything, this is the only thing that she could consume. Thanks so much
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only flavor I drink. I drink at least one dark chocolate instant breakfast a day, it’s my absolute favorite! Please reconsider discontinuing this flavor - literally the only kind I like and the flavor is far superior to the milk chocolate variety.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only one for me! This is the best out there! It's not too sweet as most others seem to be. I have a medical issue and soooooo many foods make me sick to my stomach therefore a LOT of my nutrients came from carnation dark chocolate mix. I really dont know what to do as there was no forewarning of the discontinuance and it was the only flavor I care for.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tastes very smooth and rich First on the packaging: it was smaller than what I had expected since it was a nutritional drink. So I was a little concerned that it wasn't enough to get me through the day. Next on taste: it was very smooth drink and felt rich in nutritional value. It's not as sweet so that was good. And it seemed like an easy thing to drink for the morning commute to work. After drinking it in the morning, I was surprised that it got through breakfast and by lunchtime I was ready to eat. Overall: it seemed like a good value and the simple drink is worth it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect way to start my day My daughter-in-law recommended I try this flavor last year, and it is by far my favorite. I’m so sad to see that it’s no longer available.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Please bring item back in Ready-to-drink-bottles! I used to drink the Rich Milk Chocolate in Ready-to-drink bottles with no added sugar more than once or twice each day. I ordered them online and would get 90 at a time. Then you changed to packets and soy protein isolate rather than whey protein became the mainstay. I tried the packets. It just wasn't convenient for me and never worked out and soy protein isolate gives me headaches. Now I see, that whey protein has made a return to some of the ingredient lists in the Ready-to-drink-bottles and the soy protein isolate is lower down on the ingredient list. Can you please consider bringing back Ready-to-Drink bottles with no added sugar in chocolate?
Date published: 2018-09-09
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Vanilla
Water, Corn Syrup, Milk Protein Concentrate, Sugar, Less Than 2% of Vegetable Oil (Canola, High Oleic Sunflower, Corn), Vitamins and Minerals‡, Soy Protein Isolate, Cellulose Gel and Gum, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Carrageenan, Purified Stevia Leaf Extract (Sweetener).

‡Vitamins and Minerals: Magnesium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Choline Bitartrate, Calcium Phosphate, dl-Alpha Tocophyeryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate (Iron), Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Maganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin K1, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12.

Strawberry
Water, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Milk Protein Concentrate and Less Than 2% of, Vegetable Oil (Canola, High Oleic Sunflower, Corn), Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Vitamins and Minerals‡, Soy Protein Isolate, Cellulose Gel and Gum, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Natural and Aritificial Flavor, Purified Stevia Leaf Extract (Sweetener).

‡Vitamins & Minerals: Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Phosphate, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Choline Bitartrate, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid(Vitamin C), Potassium Chloride, Ferric Pyrophosphate (Iron), Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin K1, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12.

Chocolate
Water, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Milk Protein Concentrate and Less Than 2% of, Vegetable Oil (Canola, High Oleic Sunflower, Corn), Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Vitamins and Minerals‡, Soy Protein Isolate, Cellulose Gel and Gum, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Carrageenan, Purified Stevia Leaf Extract (Sweetener), Natural and Artificial Flavor.

‡Vitamins & Minerals: Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Phosphate, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Choline Bitartrate, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Potassium Chloride, Ferric Pyrophosphate (Iron), Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin K1, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12.

Cookies & Creme
Water, Glucose Syrup, Milk Protein Concentrate, Sugar, and Less than 2% of Vegetable Oil (Canola, High Oleic Sunflower, Corn), Vitamins and Minerals‡, Soy Protein Isolate, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Cellulose Gel and Gum, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Carrageenan, Stevia Leaf Extract, Natural Flavor.

‡Vitamins And Minerals: Magnesium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Calcium Carbonate, Choline Bitartrate, Calcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Ferric Pyrophosphate (Iron), DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Niacinamide, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Hydrochloride, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin K1, Sodium Molybdate, Biotin, Chromium Chloride, Vitamin D3, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12.