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What are Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink products?

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink products provide essential nutrition at home or on-the-go to help start the day right. Each nutritional drink provides 20% or more of the daily value for protein plus 21 vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin D to help build strong bones. Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink products are available in Original, High Protein and Light Start™ varieties. Learn more

What flavors do Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink products come in?

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-to-Drink single serve bottles are available in a variety of flavors and also in Original, High Protein and Light Start™ varieties.

Original Ready-to-Drink:

Rich Milk Chocolate

Classic French Vanilla

Creamy Strawberry

Limited Edition Cookies n' Creme

High Protein Ready-to-Drink

Rich Milk Chocolate
Classic French Vanilla

Light Start™ Ready-to-Drink

Rich Milk Chocolate
Café Mocha

Do the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink products contain any of the Top 8 allergens as identified by the FDA?

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink products contain milk and soy ingredients. They do not contain wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shell fish, or eggs.

Am I required to refrigerate Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink bottles before drinking?

It is best to chill Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink bottles before consuming. However, refrigeration is not required.

What is the recommendation for storage once the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink bottle is opened?

Once opened, unused portions should be tightly covered, refrigerated and used within 24 hours. Also shake well before using and serve cold.

What is the recycle number for the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink bottle?

The Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink bottle has a Resin Identification Code of 1 which is widely accepted by recycling facilities.

Are Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink products gluten-free?

Yes, Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink products are gluten-free.

Are the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink products suitable for people with lactose intolerance?

Yes, Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink products are suitable for people with lactose intolerance, but not for individuals with galactosemia.

I noticed the statement “Not for individuals with galactosemia” is found on Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Ready-To-Drink bottles. What does this mean?

Galactosemia is a genetic metabolic disorder. Individuals with this condition are unable to metabolize galactose, which is one of the two molecules that make up lactose or "milk sugar". These individuals must therefore eliminate all lactose from their diets. Nestlé Health Science products that are labeled as "suitable for lactose intolerance" may contain some residual lactose and therefore would not be appropriate for individuals with galactosemia.

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