Food of the Eighties, Carnation Breakfast Bars
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Oh the peanut butter flavor! Can't forget the chocolate chip! I would eat 3 or 4 of them after school most days!
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Aaron - July 21, 2008 - Report this comment
YES! I loved Carnation Breakfast Bars! I miss them so much! These bars were originally a very densely packed bar with high protein and calories, but they actually were surprisingly not that sweet. They just had a really good sort of oat, malt, and milk chocolate taste. I loved both the Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter, I could never decide which I liked more! I believe they came eight to a box, and I remember the wrappers where a thick foil-and-plastic lined paper. They were actually sort of tough to rip open without scissors! I just knew at the time the demise was imminent after Carnation came out with the Instant Breakfast drink packets (Remember the jingle? "Carnation Instant Breakfaaaaast! You're gonna love it in an instant."). They later changed the Breakfast Bars so they were chewy... probably to compete with Kudos bars which came out in 1987 or so. Sadly there wasn't much difference between the Kudos and the chewy Breakfast Bars in terms of texture, but I still preferred the Breakfast Bars for taste. They also downsized them, The chewy Breakfast Bars weren't as wide as the traditional crumbly bars. I remember Kudos bars seemed TINY though they came ten to a box. The chewy Breakfast Bars lasted a few years then they sadly disappeared off the shelf. I'm sure the product was a casualty of the insane granola bar competition of the time. Kellogg's new Nutri-Grain bars were probably what really killed it.
Lisa - March 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow! I used to love these bars, I wish you could still get your hands on them. I loved the peanut butter and the chocolate chip!
Stephanie Nicholson - March 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Go online and type in carnation breakfast bars and you will see a website that has a petition. Please sign this petition to bring back the breakfast bars. Over 2000 signatures so far, we need more!!
Caitie - April 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember taking the Carnation Breakfast Bars (Chocolate Crunch) to the hospital with me when I went to have my baby (1976) and later, being so busy with a home, husband, & new baby, never seeming to find enough time to eat, I'd grab a Carnation Breakfast Bar or two and a glass of skim milk. Later, going to work and no time to eat, I'd grab a Carnation Breakfast Bar and a carton of milk and I'd be set till lunch-time. All these years later, I still haven't forgotten them and can't find another product as satisfying.
Kristen - May 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I use 2 brign theses 2 school as a child and ate them in homeroom that was my breakfast.
Donna D - June 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these bars as a kid. Years ago it was the greatest to eating my breakfast in school or on the bus.
Becky C - June 23, 2009 - Report this comment
It's funny that other people remember these breakfast bars as well. I have looked over the years to see if they are still on the shelves but haven't seen them since the 80's. I loved them as teenager in the 70's then in the 80's when my children were young they liked them as well. I remember getting up in the middle of the night with sick children and eating them. Haven't found anything anywere near as good.
Amy A. July 27, 2009 - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these bars. The chocolate chip were the best!!! I thought they came 6 in a box and I could probably sit and eat all of them in one sitting. I wish they would bring them back.
I love the 80's - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
This is why I came across this wonderful site, just to find out what the breakfast bar was called. This was my all time favorite breakfast food. I remember they were pricey so I didn't get them often.
Kate D. - September 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I absolutely loved these breakfast bars and was devasted they were discontinued. I can close my eyes and remember how delicious they were. I would buy the entire stock at any store if they were to bring them back.
Misti - September 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been craving the Peanut Butter Crunch for years!!! I check the breakfast bar aisle at the grocery store every few months to see if Carnation has come back to their senses and started making them again but nope, they are never there. I have quite a few friends that grew up on them as I did and would buy them again in a heartbeat if they were still available. My mom used to give me boxes of them at Christmas b/c I loved them so much. Carnation, PLEASE bring them back EXACTLY how they were. FYI...I just signed the online petition as mentioned above!
Alex S - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
my mom used to ration my brother and I to one Breakfast Bar per day. gosh i still crave these scruptious after school treats. my siblings and neighbors used to scoop tang from a zip-lock bag and lick the powder off our fingers. mmm the tree house days.
sheilah - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I couldn't believe that so many othe people loved the Carnation Breaksfast Bars. The chocolate chip ones were my favorite. I still can not believe they are gone. There is not even any other bar like them out there anywhere. I really wish that Carnation would bring them back !
Dave - October 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Carnation Breakfast Bars were the best snack ever made in the history of mankind. That the current owners (Nestle) are so pig-headed as to refuse to re-institute the original recipe is ... one of the greatest examples of marketing blunders known. It is used in many management classes as an example of company failure (perfect case study).
kathryn - October 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these. I still have CRAVINGS for them and it drive me crazy. They were fantastic. I wish they would bring them back!!!!!!
Tera - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember eating these as a kid. A few months ago, I roamed all over the grocery store trying to find them, only to realize later that they are no longer made. I went to www.carnationbreakfastessentials.com where they have a comment section for their breakfast drinks. My comment was "bring back the ORIGINAL breakfast bar".
Angie - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Those were the best breakfast bars ever, especially the chocolate chip ones. I have not been able to find anything that even compares to them!! :( Wish they would bring them back!!
Judy - December 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these when I was a kid. For the longest time I thought I was imagining them because I couldn't find them. After I had my daughter in 1997 I looked for them, but couldn't find them anywhere! I wish Carnation would put them back in production. I think they would outsell the other products that are out there!
Kyle - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Im 38 years old and LOVED those bars when i was a kid. About ten years ago while shopping for other bars, i remembered the Carnation Breakfest Bars have been looking for them ever since. I soon realized they must not make them any longer and was quite bummed. My favorite has always been the Peanut Butter. Does anyone know when they stopped making them? I am going to the Carnation Website to tell them how I feel.
Kyle - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
i found a petition to bring back the Breakfast Bars. http://www.petitiononline.com/cb01/petition.html
Adrienne - January 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I thought it was just me! I have never found another breakfast bar that compares. Like others, I scour the shelves once or twice a year to see if they are back.
Matthew R. Starkloff - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Yep, do I remember those breakfast bars. What gives Carnation, bring them back. They always were a treat for me and when I went backpacking with my dad. We would take 2-3 boxes of those and have them when we took off on a trail. Good memories for me and my sister. I am now 39 and can still remember the taste. I would say the peanut butter ones were my favorite and the original in a close second. Carnation if you are reading this, BRING THEM BACK! WE WANT OUR CARNATION BREAKFAST BARS!
Eric - February 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh how I love and miss those chocolate crunch bars. I'm 37 and it still amazes me that I can crave for something that has been gone for so long. Please bring them back
Tina - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Please Bring them back!!! My husband went insane looking for these when they suddenly dissapeared. He ate at least two of these every morning before he went to work. He still checks on the internet from time to time just to see if they've brought them back yet.
80silguy - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Here is an email I received from Carnation inquiring about the Breakfast bars: Thank you for your inquiry regarding the availability of CARNATION® INSTANT BREAKFAST® Bars. We really appreciate your feedback. At Nestlé, we are dedicated to you and your family throughout every phase of your lives. Your comments are valuable to us, as it helps us to improve our products and services. We receive many requests asking that we bring the bars back and will take all of them into consideration. In the meantime, we will be sending coupons for CARNATION® INSTANT BREAKFAST ESSENTIALS™ and POWERBAR® PRIA® BAR. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
Bryan - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been looking for them for the longest time! Simply the best breakfast/snack food around. Not as sweet, but oh so good!
Jacki - May 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh, I loved these too! The peanut butter chocolate chip and the peanut butter crunch bars were my staple for several years after college. When they switched over to the chewy formula, I went around town and bought up all the boxes I could find of the crunchy version. Please bring them back, Carnation!!
Zhan - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I signed the petition and was happy to learn I am not alone and I am not the only one who aches for these breakfast bars. I still search today and it's been over 30 years!!! Come on people!!! Bring back the bars already and don't change a thing about them.
Jill - May 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been tring to find something similar for 20 years without luck ... NOTHING! I want these original bars back ... not they chewy ones. I wonder why they were discontinued?
Glenn - May 26, 2010 - Report this comment
One thing about Carnation Breakfast bars was that they were a lot more nutritious than Kudo's and other breakfast powers. Some of the power bars you can buy in the store are similar, but not as tasty. I would love for them to be brought back.
shonkster - June 09, 2010 - Report this comment
These were the best. I remember buying them and mowing through them one by one. A box of these would never make it through the day. Choc. chip was the best. Why do they always discontinue things that sell.
Brian - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I was looking for them in the store last week and could not find them, I loved them as a kid! I just signed the petition to bring them back, it has over 4,000 signatures.
Lana Hill - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Please, please, please come back with the Carnation Breakfast Bars! I loved them so much and crave them. No snack bar on the market comes close to Carnation. Please bring them back just like they were--there is a market for them.
Sue M - July 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I came across this site after searching to see if I could buy Carnation breakfast bars online anywhere. I too LOVED these bars. I remember ii would eat them slowly taking small bites to savour every last one! lol I am going to sign the petition now.
Becky Teacutter - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I absolutely loved these as a kid!!!! Peanut butter was my fave! My mom bought these all the time!! Why were they discontinued?!! Not a smart move! They need to bring these back now!!!
Meg - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe they didn't have enough sales to keep making them. They were my favorite. I wish they would remake them or release to me the recipe.
awsomom - August 15, 2010 - Report this comment
join the facebook Carnation Breakfast Bars group!
A&W - August 29, 2010 - Report this comment
PLEASE BRING CARNATION INSTANT BREAKFAST BARS back . I REMEMBER HAVING THEM AFTER SCHOOL FOR a SNACK. they were the best .IT was so easy to eat more than just one.
Donna - September 19, 2010 - Report this comment
My sisters and I used to eat these every day. I remember my mom putting us on a ration for one a day for breakfast. I was always in the kitchen hunting for them. When I found them, I ate one or two more. Loved them. I really want them back.
jo doss - November 01, 2010 - Report this comment
yeah so why, why why if so many of us loved these bars why in the world would you take them away their is nothing eles like them and miss them like a long lost friend!
Brenda - November 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the carnation vanilla and I believe they also had strawberry bars. I used them when I was a teenager to loose weight. They were a yummy meal replacement treat. I not only lost weight but I looked forward to that wonderful taste.
Brittany - December 06, 2010 - Report this comment
LOVE THESE! I was a peanut butter fan myself! My bestfriend and I used to eat them everyday!
Lisa - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh how I wish they would bring these bars back. I absolutely loved them as a kid. I have always disliked the chewy granola bars and was so sad as a kid when they stopped making carnation instant breakfast bars. I just remember me trying to rip apart that thick foil wrapper, so I could get to the yummy goodness inside. Sigh------
Dwayne J - December 28, 2010 - Report this comment
ONE BAR WITH A GLASS OF MILK DID MAKE A MEAL.... I AM 40 BUT STILL A 80;S KID AT HEART!I WISH THEY WOULD BRING THE BARS BACK TO US!THAIR IS JUST NO OTHER BREAKFAST BAR ON THE MARKET LIKE THEM.I COULD EAT A WHOLE BOX OF THEM BY MYSELF.I HAVE LIKE IM SURE OF SO MANY OTHERS:SERCHED ALL THE STORES FOR THIS WONDERFULL BREAKFAST BARS.NEVER KNEW WHAT HAPPEND TO THEM.THEY ARE LONG LOST FRIENDS OF MINE THATS FOR SURE)CARNATION)PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!!!I LOVE YOU!!THANKS
Karen - January 31, 2011 - Report this comment
They were really really good. My kids started eating them and there hasn't been anything like them since. Why did they quit making them? Were they too expensive to make? I'd pay more for them. They were a great snack/breakfast/lunch....anytime food. The taste was amazing. Chocolate Chip was my favorite! Please there has to be someone who has influence with Carnation. Here's a product that will sell and they ignore it. They are paying some firm big bucks to figure out what we already want!!!!
Aundrea - February 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I have long been craving to taste these yummy bars again! I absolutely lived on these as a kid.Loved both the peanut butter and choc.chip for a fast breakfast and awesome snack! Carnation we really need these back! I have 4 kids now and I know they would love and enjoy them as much I did. Please,c'mon Carnation and give us back our breakfast bars that we miss and need and love so much!
Tony - February 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I lived on these up to the 90's and didn't realize they got pulled from the market. I have a few unopened boxes stashed in an earthquake kit and started to eat them a few years ago, but now I will ration them out. These are the original Carnation style, and not the chewy Nestle style bars. I am afraid to try them now, they might be a little stale.
Jimmie - February 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Came accross this site as I, for some reason, was thinking about that delish bar that we all used to eat back in the 80's. Wished they still made them. Glad I now know what happened. I looked everywhere in the stores when I could remember to look for them, and hadn't been able to. This explains it. Sad that they're not available anymore.
Carrie - March 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved the Peanut Butter Crunch and would do anything to have those back again ! Why is it when a company gets a good thing going, they always stop it ?! WE need to get them to get those Food Bars back exactly how they were back then. None of today's artificial garbage they put in everything. Things back then were healthy for you but not today. I didn't like the Chocolate chip ones because they were too hard on my teeth and were very dry and hard to swallow, but I lived on the Peanut Butter Crunch ones ! I'd go through two boxes a day of them ! I could eat them without having to wash them down with liquid. Would do anything to have those exact ones back again. How 'bout it Carnation ?
Phil - March 06, 2011 - Report this comment
HEY TONY! I would love to buy one of the boxes you found in your earthquake kit... empty or full. I loved these in the 70's too! I just hope if Carnation brings them back, they don't mess with the formula. general331@aol.com
Teena - March 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I miss breakfast bars so much!! I used to have them for breakfast every morning, so did my brother and sisters. I really wish Carnation would bring them back. I have craved them for many years. Please bring them back. My kids would love them.
luke - April 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Where are my carnation breakfast bars... Come on people, why take something perfect off the grocery shelf?
W. - May 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Another favorite. I liked the texture and flavor of Peanut Butter. The other brands didn't get it done.
dinky - May 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow..Did not know all these people here loved the bars..It might be sad but they bring back memories when I was growing up I could eat the whole box if my parents would let me..When I go to the stores I hope that they are on the shelves but to no avail..I miss these cake like squares and there is nothing in my mind that even comes close to these one of a kind snacks..I found this forum by accident so BRING BACK THE SQUARES!!
Denny - July 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I just signed the petition, and I think I'll hand write them a snail mail letter too. I am one more child of the '80's who absolutely lived on the peanut butter crunch bars. They were a staple of my diet. The texture was just right, it wasn't too sweet, it was nutritious and most of all it was delicious. These chewy bars today just don't cut it. I love Carnation and still buy Instant Breakfast all the time. I sure hope that they reconsider and make the Breakfast Bar again someday. It was a superior healthy snack bar. I really miss it!
Paula - July 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Just signed the petition which has over 5000 signatures. I am going to link that site to my facebook account and hopefully up the amount of people who sign the petition.
Nancy - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
My husband and myself love breakfast bars. We are always looking in grocery stores hoping to find them. I signed the petition---I hope someone out there is paying attention. Please bring them back!!!!
Tamara - August 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I love these things...and like Nancy,I always look to see if they are in the store...please, bring them back!!! (their disapperance is why Americans have gotten fat, ha! ha!)
JJ - September 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Bring them back!!!! I loved them. I have a sensitive stomach. This was the only thing i could eat in the morning. Love the PB crunch!!! Aldi's Fit and Active B Bars are close....but not the same.
skeezhed - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Maybe they'll be waiting for me on the"other" side
courtney - September 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I crave the chocolate chip bars all the time! I can't still remember exactly how they taste! I catch myself getting my hopes up while looking down the isle, just hoping they might bring them back.They were my favorite as a kid, I wish I could enjoy them as an adult.
Leigh Ann - October 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I can remember getting up on Saturday mornings and eating these while watching the Smurfs or Scooby-Doo. I do wish Carnation would get their heads out of their asses and realize what a HUGE mistake they made by discontinuing them. They made the perfect after school snack as well. Sign the petition: www dot petitiononline dot com /cb01/petition dot html
angie - October 27, 2011 - Report this comment
i have been looking for these bars for years!!!! nothing will ever come close to the great taste they had..i swear if i could just have one box!!! BRING THEM BACK!!!!
JD - January 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I LOVED THESE BARS! I am glad to find so many others who also miss them as much as I do. I ate one for breakfast every morning before going to school, along with my mothers hot cocoa.
DD - January 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I really loved the original bar. I do not know why they do not being them back!
James D. Kelley - January 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Ditto, guys... Please sign the petition to bring back the origional breakfast bars... See the link below. http://www.petitiononline.com/cb01/petition.html
Rich - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Those original densely packed bars were so good! I have no idea what the nutritional information was on them, they were probably full of trans fat, but man were they good and satisfying. I miss them! I recall Carnation reformulated them at some point, and ruined them, ala New Coke. People stopped buying them and they discontinued them. Sad....
Bev - May 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Call the company I just did . The lady told me if enough people call they might put them back on the shelves again!!!!
Bev - May 08, 2012 - Report this comment
1800-225-2270 call them and make a request for them.
charlotte - May 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Please bring them back. They were much better than the bars on the market today.
Rhonda - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I miss the chocolate chip bars too! That was my breakfast all through high school! I have tried other bars over the years but absolutely nothing compares to them! I can still remember taking a bite that was overly filled with those tiny little chocolate chips thinking I scored the best bite ever! :) Bring them back Carnation!
Beth - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow, Im not alone in the quest to bring back the bars! I miss them too. Peanut butter chocolate chip were the bomb. I will sign the petition and call too.
Big E in C - May 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Had these in my mother's cuberd back in the 1970's. That was back in Wayne. They were good tasting and a real treat. She'd let me have one now and then. Think that was the first nice tasting heath bar. Started a revolution.
anne - June 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Are these the bars that Fran Tarkenton would advertise? I used to love the chocolate flavor.
Gwyn - July 01, 2012 - Report this comment
This was my go to breakfast through grammar/middle/high school. The Choc Crunch was amazing! There's no comparable product on the shelves now. I miss them! I hate when they discontinue popular products!
Kent - August 04, 2012 - Report this comment
These breakfast bars were the highlight of the day for me as a child. A glass of cold milk and you were set to watch the brady bunch. The closest thing Ive found lately are the Emerald Breakfast on the go,snack packs ,totally different snack but very good, reminds me of the ephoria of opening those yummy carnation snacks. Bring them back!! Sign the petition, @ we want our breakfast bars {online petition}
larry - August 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I am 34 years old and suddenly got a craving for those breakfast bars and now realize they are no long sold :-(
Bethany - September 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I want them back as well. i would eat them for breakfast, snack and sometimes lunch
Hadley - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Peanut butter flavor was the best. I had no idea they had such a following! I ate Carnation Breakfast Bars before junior and high school daily!
Dan - September 27, 2012 - Report this comment
MY GOD, I would do almost anything to get the Carnation Breakfast Bars (chocolate chip) back. I had such fond memories and would eat 2 at a time if my Mom didn't catch me. (she always said "those are expensive so only one!") They weren't expensive, they were FANTASTIC! BRING THEM BACK!
Tracy - September 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I use to love the Carnation Breakfast Bars. I was just telling my Mom that I need to write the company and suggest they bring them back!!!
Diane - October 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Awww, I loved them too! Every morning before school, I would have the peanut butter kind with a glass of milk. I cannot stand any of the bars in the stores these days! Are they considering bringing them back at all?
Sally - November 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I was just talking to my friend about these bars. She found the petition for me and I signed it. I remember in High School that would be my lunch for .35 a bar and a tahitian punch soda. I soooo would like these back in stores.
Kathryn - January 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Do these people not realize that if they brought them back, they'd have a mass exodus TO the store with a lot of middle age people who have money to burn ( instead of us being kids at the time) to buy all of these up just like people bought Twinkies the other day when they bellied up? WE WANT OUR CBBS !!!!!!!!!!!
2timw - January 01, 2013 - Report this comment
You are So on pont Kathryn!!! We were kids and got yelled at for "stealing" these great, and heathy, treat. If, and when, they bring them back, they would make BIG $
Susan - January 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I am soooo glad to know that I am not the only one missing these yummy bars :) I used to eat them for breakfast and lunch, always alternating between the chocolate chip and peanut butter. I hated it when they went to the chewy recipe but I tried and then they just disappeared. A few years ago I e-mailed Carnation asking if they would consider bringing them back or at least selling the original recipe to someone else but the response I got back was to drink the instant breakfast. Hopefully there will be enough of us for Nestle to finally start making the bars again.
steven - January 05, 2013 - Report this comment
they should make these again because there are so many of us that miss them
Andrew and Stephie - January 07, 2013 - Report this comment
We've been married for over 12 years and both remember these as kids in the 70s & 80s. Very well my be the first "Health" bars ever. The first and sill amoung the best. You said it, Stephie.
Don - January 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Love the bars. me and my wife were talking about these. They had a perfect texture and taste. not sure why they would stop making them.
Larry - January 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I want my Carnation Breakfast Bars. I survived on these things in high school. My two favorite are Peanut Butter crunch and chocolate chip crunch. Would pay a lot of money to have them again....
AJ - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved em as a (80's) kid! ..With a glass of cold milk..ahhh the memories. Still loved by many, obviously. Bring em back so a new generation can experience the goodness.
CM - March 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Must have these. NOW!!! They were so delicious. I really liked the peanut butter ones.
jeu66 - March 03, 2013 - Report this comment
There are so may "take-offs," but nothing like the original. MetTrez, or whatever they call themselves have a 32 gram protien bar, but it's nothing like the first one. Bring them back.
BK - March 11, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved em!! Funny to see how many people remember them and crave them after all these years. Nothing has ever compared to the texture or flavor. I tried the Balance bar in choc chip which is kinda close to the texture. Pleeeease bring them back Carnation! Anything else is just a disappointment!
BC - April 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Hard to believe that a simple breakfast bar left such a memory for so many people. I loved them as we'll and can still remember the taste and texture. My Mom kept them in the late 70's and then I did the same in the 80's for my kids. We could never keep enough in the house Every day I looked forward to one of those delicious bars. Usually kept both the chocolate chip and the peanut butter. They weren't cheap either but so good it didn't matter.
Allen - May 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I wish that the Carnation Breakfast Bars would come back. They were my favorite treat when I was young. I ate them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I could not stop at just one. I always keep my eye out for them when I am at the grocery store. They had a great texture to them and just the right amount of chocolate. I have not seen anything else that even compares to it. I think they were addictive. But, they were so good. So, please bring them back or someone needs to get the recipe and make them again. How many people have to plead and beg until these Breakfast Bars are on the shelf?? I still remember when I bit into one of those bars, it had a crunch and the taste was out of this world. And as we all chant together: Bring them back. Bring them back. Bring them back.
Christian - July 22, 2013 - Report this comment
These were the greatest things in the world!!!! Chocolate Chip with a glass of milk, that is how I grew up as a kid, for breakfast and after school!! I am 36 now and have a 6 year old, I know he would love these as much as me!! Really wish Carnation would bring them back, it seems there is a tremendous amount of support and demand for them, what gives? Why not bring them back and let the consumers decide if they are worth keeping around?? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!
Leann - August 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I absolutely loved these bars and lived off of them every morning through elementary and middle school. I always have my hopes up that ill see them on the shelf one dat, but to no avail :( I'm sad my kids had to.miss out on them!! Bring them.back carnation!
AT - August 19, 2013 - Report this comment
These bars were incredible! By far the BEST snack bar EVER! I wish they would bring them back with the exact same recipe! No other bar had the unique taste or consistency. They would do well these days! BRING THEM BACK! BEST BAR EVER!
AT - August 19, 2013 - Report this comment
These bars were incredible! By far the BEST snack bar EVER! I wish they would bring them back with the exact same recipe! No other bar had the unique taste or consistency. They would do well these days! BRING THEM BACK! BEST BAR EVER!
Angela - September 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I just ate half of a national brand peanut butter chocolate chip bar..big disappointment. Absolutely heart broken for YEARS that Carnation stopped selling the Original chocolate chip breakfast bar.I also have fond memories of these and would love to be enjoying one right now!! PLEEEASE Bring back the ORIGINAL BREAKFAST BAR!!!!! Allen,I am chanting with you.. Bring them back! Bring them back!
D. Hanny - October 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I, too, used to eat one every morning before school for years. My guess is that they were somewhat based off of the bars that sometimes came in military C-rations or other rations since both types were very dense. Being raised by a military father the CBB's were the closest thing I could eat to those energy bars / food bars when I was a kid - later that didn't matter. I liked their utility. I'm here because, yes, I searched for CBB's as well, and would now buy them if they were as good (have to imagine just a little more investment would make them taste even better). I agree that it is sort of stupid that they had a niche market covered and gave it up only to be like other bars, then to give it up entirely.
Nici - December 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Balance makes a peanut butter protein bar which is reminiscent of the carnation instant breakfast bars I grew up loving. I will still LOVE for the Nestle company to bring back the breakfast bars!!
Norm B - December 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I was living in Dallas in 71/72 and they asked for volunteers from our 4th grade class to taste test a new breakfast idea. I signed up and on a Saturday morning they loaded us on a school bus and took us to a test facility. I didn't eat any breakfast because I thought I was going to get one from Carnation. They gave us these 1/2" X 1/2" squares and had us chew them and roll them around in our mouth, then spit them in a trash can, rinse and spit, and then asked us what liked or didn't like about each flavor. Never got to swallow anything. Went home hungry that day but I always thought I had a part in deciding what flavors we got to eat later.
William - December 21, 2013 - Report this comment
This is a waste of time. WHERE the HELL are they? There was one site and there aren't many, that said they're still being made, but, yeah, you know, just not in OUR area. Well, to hell with that! And if all these people on this thing were to sign the petition and it was to actually make the person(s) in charge at Nestle's who gave a damn, make them widely available, then it would mean something. Then it'd be a worth while thing. Till then, it's an irritation, an itch, we can't scratch.
Tonia - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
They were advertising something in my Sunday paper coupons about a new bar that they are coming out with. I even cut out that section and trashed the instant breakfast coupon. I hope its something similar to the old bars. We shall have to wait and see.
Dave - January 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I have been craving the crunchy, dense breakfast bars for years. I loved them as a kid, and there really is nothing like them... I signed the petition. Please bring them back, Carnation!
Ranessa - January 31, 2014 - Report this comment
I just wish they would bring back the orginal breakfast bars. They were so delicious. I wish I knew someone going to the olympic so they could bring me some back! I will sign the petition and facebook it. I think I signed it before.
Tim - March 07, 2014 - Report this comment
They are baaaaaack!
kristie Higdon - March 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I must have one, I miss them!
brian wolf - March 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I am jumping on the bandwagon too; Really miss the malty, dry, crunchy Carnation Breakfast Bars that I used to buy in the late 80s and early nineties. Being a cheap, hellraising bachelor in my twenties, I always tried to get bang out of my buck when I went grocery shopping, and didnt mind paying a little extra for these six bars, in a box -goodness. The wrapping was even awesome, in like, a hard foil that kept em crunchy. I would eat one and crave another one within the hour. Then, they started making too many different flavors, but I liked the chocalate chip, peanut butter and crisps the best. EVERYTHING TODAY, IS JUST AN IMITATION...And I know because they got chewier, and before long, they disappeared and I had to call Carnation themselves.Could not believe they were discontinued.
angela - April 13, 2014 - Report this comment
They are back....i was so excited i almost passed out! HOWEVER, they do not taste even a little similar to the original ones....boo-hoo!!
Brian Traczyk - April 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Everyone mentions the same peanut butter & choc. chip but I most remember the chocolate malt flavor which was my real favorite. There also was some kind of vanilla or vanilla malt flavor but since this was 30 years ago I have a hard time recalling. Sure miss that choc. malt and I would eat one every day if they would make them again and duplicate them exactly as they originally were. Anyone else remember these favorites of mine?

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