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What are Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Drink products?

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional 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® Nutritional Drink products are available in Original, High Protein and Light Start® varieties. Learn more

What flavors do Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Drink products come in?

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

Original Nutritional Drink:

Rich Milk Chocolate

Classic French Vanilla

Creamy Strawberry

Cookies n' Creme

High Protein Nutritional Drink

Rich Milk Chocolate
Classic French Vanilla

Light Start® Nutritional Drink

Rich Milk Chocolate

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

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional 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® Nutritional Drink bottles before drinking?

It is best to chill Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Drink bottles before consuming. However, refrigeration is not required. Once opened, unused portions should be tightly covered, refrigerated and used within 24 hours. 

What is the recommendation for storage once the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional 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.

Are Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Drink products gluten-free?

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

Are the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional Drink products suitable for people with lactose intolerance?

Yes, Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Nutritional 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® Nutritional 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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