Food of the Eighties, Carnation Instant Breakfast Breakfast Bar
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A hard granola bar in different flavors (chocolate chip, peanut butter) with a chocolate coating. Great for afternoon snacks!
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lorraine - July 25, 2007 - Report this comment
i used to love these! the chocolate chip ones were the bomb! wish they would come back.
Mike - September 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved the chocolate chip ones also and would like to see them again, My sister also named lorraine loved them also
Abby - January 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Katt - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
They were excellent. Very fattening!
Stacie - August 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I love carnation instant breakfast bars and the closest I can come to them is the slimfast chocolate chip. The have that same maltly protien powder flavor but are not hard, they are chewwy.
Rosalind - October 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Target's Market Pantry Nutrition Bars (Fudge Graham) is very reminiscent of them. I still wish they'd bring the old ones back. Everything suddenly went "CHEWY!" in the late 80s/early 90s and then they changed the recipe. If it's the little crunch with the chew that you miss, Target's is pretty close the target.
elle - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
My Uncle used to feed me these when I was little. I liked the almost chalky texture they had. I'll have to try the Target ones.
Rhonda Jones - April 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I am sick over the Carnation company discontinuing these bars. They were the bomb! I feel it had to do with the "FAT CRAZE" which is over now. Please bring them back. Not all of us are fat.
Karen - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
This is so amazing to find so many people lusting after the Carnation Instant Breakfast Bars. I, too used to eat them in high school in the 80's. It was the only thing that I looked forward to in the morning. I would one with a cup of tea. I think I had one for a snack after school, too. I was very slim and always dieting. My mom swears that for years I lived off those "funny" bars. I just started thinking about them recently and have searched the supermarket aisles to no avail. So I finally decided to go online and see if there was any info out there. Then I find all of you! I have tried so many of the other nutrition bars out there and nothing can compare. Someone hit the nail on the head in describing the "chalky" texture. Oh, the powers that be at Carnation, if you are listening, please bring these back, the original recipe, chocolate chip, minus the trans fat (which I'm sure they had).
Villeta P - July 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Same as Karen, I cant believe there are so many of us craving this bar. If anyone knows how to forward all these comments to Carnation please do!! Maybe they would start making the "Carnation Instant Breakfast Bar" again!!
Marianne Johnson - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Bring the Bars back!!!! Please - the same as they new and improved crap!
Colleen - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
PLEASE bring them back - especially the chocolate chip,and the peaNut butter and chocolate chip flavor. They were such a treat. Nestle bought the Carnation brand in 1985 - and the rest of Canation Instant Breakfast Bars are now history...If anyone from Nestle out there is listening - please there is a market out there craving for them!!!
Rachel - September 12, 2009 - Report this comment
These used to be my favorite lunch in jr. high. I would have a peanut butter choc. chip bar every day with a choc. shake. I hadn't thought about these for years until I linked back up with some jr. high friends online and was heartbroken when I discovered they discontinued them. They were my favorite breakfast bar of all time! I hope Carnation gets enough push to bring them back.
Mary - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Please bring these back!I think they were produced in the early 90's as I recall eating them on the run as a flight attendant. They reaaly helped me keep my weight under comtrol. The chocolate chip were the best!
patrick - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I would seriously pay like $50 for ONE bar now. Loved them.
Ryan P - October 23, 2009 - Report this comment
YES! I can't believe other folks like / remember them too! I loved the 80's Carnation Instant breakfast bar. They were SOOOO GOOD. They came in a nice yellow wrapper (for that time) which was foil based to seal in all the goodness. I have been searching for years to find something similar, and compare all breakfast type bars to it (carnation breakfast bar circa 1980's should be the highest achievable standard as far as taste goes) - the chocolate chip, crunchy inside was sooo good. I can see it and almost taste it right now. I too would pay good $$$ to get my hands on one. COME ON NESTLE - BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL RECIPE!!! IMAGINE THE MARKETING CAMPAIGN SUCCESS as buyers new and **old** curiously shop for the bar that so many want back on the shelf!
Okat - November 04, 2009 - Report this comment
My brother and I always talk about how much we miss Carnations Breakfast Bars and finally decided to look it up and was shocked to see how many of us want them back, it's really cool to see. I hope they do come back, can't get the taste out of my head.
Carrie - November 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Was a single serving one bar or one box? I always got that confused.
Marisa - November 19, 2009 - Report this comment
You could never eat just one!
jay - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
1980. Fifth grade. Stole (fozen) Suzi Qs' & Carnation b-fast bars from my neighbors garage. I know it was wrong, but I sure loved them b-fast bars.
Mic - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I love reading the comments from others who also LOVED the bar! Especially the one about single serving bar or box? My neighbor and I have found the Classic Zone perfect bar by Abbott Nutrition to be a "close" match BUT let me be clear NOT the same thing. Come on Nestle make it happen bring back the bars!!!
Shannon - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Holy crap...I thought I was the only one! I lived on these things--they were the perfect "energy bar" before energy bars were cool! I was a runner and could eat anything back then! If only Carnation would bring them back! The Quaker Oat "dips" chocolate chip granola bar, comes close--but then they're chewy :(
Charles - January 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Same here, LOVE them! Please Carnation, bring them back!!! :)
Charles - January 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Petition to bring them back!
Lisa - January 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been searching for these bars for years. Please bring them back Carnation!!!
Frank - February 07, 2010 - Report this comment
CIBB got me through camp (signed the petition).
candy - February 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I found the Clif Builder's bars have a similar taste and texture...I've only tried the peanut butter ones...they are so good.
Mary - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Should we start a petition to bring them back? Ya Okat, I cant get the taste out of my head either.
80's survivor - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I agree with everyone here. Carnation really should get their head out of their you know what and get the best breakfast bar ever back on the shelves. Some time ago I sent a letter to the Carnation Corporate office regarding these bars and received a reply. From what I remember they said demand for the bars were down and that is why they pulled the plug. I've had almost every other bar out there and nothing compares...not even close. This is just another example of Corporate stupidity.
Tiffany - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, please bring them back! I ate the chocolate chip ones as a kid and find myself longing for them everytime I try a new breakfast bar!
Billy - April 02, 2010 - Report this comment
craving it. Bring it back!!!!
Helene - April 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only freak out there missing these. I'm happy to have found you guys!
Heidi - April 09, 2010 - Report this comment
These were my staple breakfast food when I was a teen into young adulthood. They were portable, which was a must as I was always on the go, and they were the best tasting breakfast bar ever! If Carnation brought these back I would be a loyal customer again!
Cheryl - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
For lunch every day in high school I would have a Chocolate Chip Carnation Instant Breakfast Bar with a TAB. Ahhh those were the days. Please bring them back on the market just the way they were!!
Suzanne - May 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I ate these as a child and still crave to this day!
Cathy - May 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I too wish the Carnation bars would come back. I have been wanting this for years and years now. Why did they get pulled?
WESMAN - May 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Kerry - June 08, 2010 - Report this comment
They were probably purely synthetic! I feel like I'm missing mom never bought us a "chocolate chip" flavor :( I remember liking one that was more moist than the others...a grayish/white colored one...cinnamon maybe???
Brandi - June 23, 2010 - Report this comment
It is funny to see that I am not the only one...I loved these as I was growing up! They were awesome. The Chocolate Chip was the best.
max - July 25, 2010 - Report this comment
i googled CIBB hoping to find a source for buying them . . . i guess i'm not surprised to find them gone. every other decent thing in my life has been taken from me, why not the instant breakfast bar too?? ok, that's a bit extreme, but man i'd love to find these again. i even remember the commercials, with the race car driver making a pit stop just to eat his breakfast bar. how could you discontinue something so awesome as the CIBB??? please bring it back.
andy - July 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I LOVED the CHOCOLATE CHIP carnation instant breakfast bars!!! Bring them back with no high fructos corn syrup please!
Julie - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Since so many of us loved these breakfast bars growing up, Nestle should just imagine how many customers they would have combining the previous fans with a new generation of people who never had a chance to try them before. I signed the petition to bring them back. Please Nestle, listen to your customers!
Melanie, NJ - September 12, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG! I can't believe it too! Me and my sister were reminiscing about these bars! I lived on them as a kid and never was fat! LOL! They are better than the healthy versions out today....It's like they had a fake chocolate taste, yet they were so delicious! We would steal them out of the cabinet so much my mom started hiding from them from us.LOL. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK CARNATION!
Kari - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I was just looking for them in the grocery store the other day, hoping maybe they'd made a come back. I absolutely LOVED these bars as a kid. I have thought of them over the years and looked occasionally in the supermarket for them with much dissapointment. I signed the petition and really hope Nestle will bring them back just as they were.
Zaven - September 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up on these in the 70's. Had two working parents and every morning was out the door with that little bright yellow wrapper with the foil inside. I would sneak them after school, they were so good!!! I hated to see them go and nothing on the market even comes close. My kids love breakfast bars and would eat these up (as would I). Come on Nestle, bring these back and make pots of money!!
Student - September 23, 2010 - Report this comment
LOVED CIBB's! They got me through law school in the early 90's. Ate one every day. They were the BOMB! I have never found anything that compares and I have tried almost all the bars out there - most protein bars have a nasty aftertaste CIBB's were the best.
Student - September 23, 2010 - Report this comment
And the best part was my boyfriend, Stan, said they tasted like me after a hard workout. He was going to nurce school while I'd stay up studing my law books, but its all good. Good to the last drop that is!
Mike - September 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I would seriously eat a whole box of the peanut butter breakfast bars. I cannot believe they won't bring these back. The demand seems to show on this site. Maybe carnation should see it???? So incredibly good. Miss them big time
Carnation - September 25, 2010 - Report this comment
As CEO of Carnation, I'll see to it they are back on super market shelves with the next year.
Debi - September 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the Cinnamon Breakfast bars. The were soft and sweet. Please bring them back. I haven't had one since I was in high school
James - September 26, 2010 - Report this comment
My brother and I had our father walk out on us when I was 8 and he was 4. He's not our dad and our mom raised us. She would let us have these as treats and we loved them and our mom.
SZA - September 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Dear "Carnation" - As CEO of Carnation, I am pretty sure you would know how to write a grammatically correct sentence and also know how to spell the word 'supermarket.' Love, SZA
Carnation - September 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Dear SZA, You are without a doubt obtuse in every mental aspect of your meaningless life. Perhaps your mother dropped you on your head when she wasn't busy making a living performing on the oral circuit. The term was used in a literary sense depicting a double meaning. "Super Market" was a famous thesis project at the Harvard GSD with advisor Mark Mulligan. Its site is the Hudson Rail Yards in Manhattan, NY. The project explores the feasibility of introducing Big Box retail into Manhattan. It examines the nature and juxtaposition of the artificial and constructed ground and attempts to forge a new typology that responds to both ecologic and economic vernacular types. Not that you could comprehend any of this. Today's CEOs and students of marketing write on the Dutch Mill web page. In fact, we will now not consider bringing back this breakfast bar. You have proven why it is no longer in consideration.
SZA - September 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Dear Carnation: So is your real name Marke Johnson or do you just have a knack for cutting & pasting from the 'Net's vast resource bucket? Aww, so cute. Have you ever heard of Wikipedia, by chance? Another fine web-based research tool!
JD - September 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I once called them and BEGGED them to produce these again. The original ones. I remember biting a chunk and then filling my mouth with milk, and chewing them together. HEAVEN. I think they changed the formula in the late 80's and they tanked (like New Coke), but they ditched the product instead of returning to the original recipe.
heh - October 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Dear Carnation - Since Carnation was bought by Nestle, I don't think it has a CEO anymore. Love how SZA spanked you too! On to a real story, we are currently in talks to purchase the rights to recreate this product. More to follow if we're successful.
Byron - October 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I agree I really miss the Carnation instant breakfast bars. Nothing comes close. This is like discontinuing Coca Cola for me.
Brittney - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been searching for these things for years. Please bring them back! I can't eat any other kind of breakfast or snack bar. This is the only one I like! PLEASE!!! Has anyone told Carnation about this site?
apm - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
These were the best... I have no idea what the nutritional value was, but I always washed these down with a glass of cold milk. Yum.
Meredith - October 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Holy cow I forgot about these until I saw a posting on Hungry Girl's facebook page. I just emailed Nestle through their website. Maybe if enough people ask, they'll bring them back. Oh and I told them to bring back the 'originals', no fakes! Here's the link:
Kate - October 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Carnation, if you are listening, PLEASE bring back the instant breakfast bars! Please!? Now I have the jingle stuck in my head, "Carnation Instant Breakfast-- you're going to love it in an instant!" Bring back my breakfast!
Deanna - October 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I can not believe how many people loved those Carnation bars like I did. The peanut butter ones were my favorite. I wish that they would make a come back.... just they way that they were.
John - November 01, 2010 - Report this comment
No kidding this morning I was eating a Zone Perfect Double Dark Chocolate Bar and was thinking it tasted like something from my past. After about an hour I remembered the Carnation Instant Breadfast Bar and had to look online to search for the old product. It would be great to see them again. We used to love them!!
Sherry - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
It's funny to see how many people loved these bars. I wish they'd bring them back too, no improvements necessary. LOVED em!
Barry - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to eat them all the time too. Anyone remember how much fat they had? I don't think I worried about that in those days. Oh, and I still have a sticker that came in one of the boxes! Remember those?
pttplanb - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
hotgabba - November 17, 2010 - Report this comment
they had a taste all their own and was WONDERFUL and needs to be sold somewhere again. SOON
leda - November 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I actually contacted Carnation long time ago and asked them to bring them back but they didn't sound too enthusiastic. Even after saying that timing is everything - so many bar out now. Still nothing :(
Brent - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been look for carnation instant breakfast bars forover. I loved those things! Bring them back!!!
Lisa - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Why can't they just bring them back already. I remember trying to get open that impossible foil lined wrapper open so I could gobble up the yummy goodness. I remember the stickers that came in the box. I had a butterfly with crazy rainbow colors. I miss them. ---sigh.
Jamie - December 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, PLEASE bring back the breakfast bars!! Those things were soooooo good!! I loved carrying those bars in my backpack and eating them on the school bus on the way to school when I was a kid! Nestle, you have a market...bring them back!!
Janice A. - January 26, 2011 - Report this comment
The peanut butter carnation instant breakfast bars were the best. My entire office ate them and we would each take turns buying a variety of them for a month.PLEASE! PLEASE!! bring them back.
Kelli - April 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I loooooooved those tasty little treats! I still longingly stare at the grocery store shelves hoping beyond hope that they'll magically appear again! I can still remember how they tasted!
DebJS - April 17, 2011 - Report this comment
This was my breakfast all through my high school years and for years after that. Then they went away. Like many of you I have searched for a replacement but nothing has ever compared to the original Carnation Breakfast Bar. Chocolate Chip was my favorite. Now in my late 40's, I spend an hour + commute time each morning and this would be the perfect on the road breakfast to enjoy in the car to get me ready for the day. I have had to settle for the drink mix but it is just not the same as the bars.
Michelle L. - April 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved these bars. I can remember the taste so vividly! I wish they would bring them back. There is nothing on the market today that has the same taste and texture.
lee - April 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Nestle' makes the Powerbar which comes in various flavors,yet is chewy.I never had a Carnation Breakfast Bar but I'm sure they were just as good as everybody has said.
jennifer - May 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I crave these things to this day!
Kathy T - May 24, 2011 - Report this comment
These bars were a nutritional life saver for my body & brain. I was not familiar with nutrition in 1979 and would opt to NOT eat at all to lose weight. The bars gave me a healthier edge and kept me going in my busy life with a 50 hour work week.
podtron - July 14, 2011 - Report this comment
my memory of these is that there weren't flavors of carnation instant breakfast bars at first, or at least my grocery didn't have different ones. They were chocolate flavored only. Funny how there's alot of comments about liking the peanut butter or the chocolate chip ones, I only liked the chocolate ones, when they started doing different flavors I didn't like them anymore. I've never been able to find anything close but the texture of the plain chocolate ones can be found in an oatmeal cookie made by Petri Baking Products (Silver Creek, NY) under the name "Bakery Fresh"
Todd in StLouis - July 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I can still see the boxes in the kitchen cabinet at my mom's house. I LOVED THEM Those little chocolate chips...peanut butter .. even the yello wrapper was paper-like in texture unlike todays plastic wrappers. every time i go to wal mart, i look to see if maybe what's old, has become new again. Ahhh carnation, to no avail. c'mon
Marie - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
What actually made me think of them was the Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Dipps. I put it in the fridge and had it for a snack on a hot day and it was very close to the same flavor and texture of the chocolate chip carnation breakfast bars. As close as I can find right now since they won't bring them back. I do so miss them!
Kristen - October 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Me too! Every morning my mom would give me a Carnation Breakfast bar and a cup of tea. It was just what I needed. We even ate them for dessert sometimes. I loved their content and taste..they were the bomb! I have been searching for years, and couldn't locate any. These other Special K, Quaker etc., have NOTHING on these bars except lack of taste. Why get rid of a good thing??? I'd be willing to pay $5 a box, if that's what it took to bring them back. PLEASE CARNATION...BRING THEM BACK!
Julie - January 06, 2012 - Report this comment
It's amazing to see how so many other people feel exactly the way I do about those bars!! I have tried so many others and NOTHING compares. I used to eat them for breakfast every morning in the 80's myself and have been wanting them back for years. Is there anything we can do to get them back?? We can put a man on the moon but we can't get a chocolate chip carnation instant breakfast bar put back on the market???
jen - January 11, 2012 - Report this comment
would love it if they would bring these back. Been looking for these for years.
Tracey - January 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow, I was just having a trip down memory lane, remembering buying those bars and drinking coffee during Breakfast in high school (our high school actually had Breakfast, and you could go if you were free during the first two periods). But I found a bar that is so good it's a close second - try the Supreme Protein Peanut Butter Crunch bars. I buy them at Stewart's, and I swear, it's very close to the Carnation Instant Breakfast Peanut Buttar bars!
Laura Johnson - February 25, 2012 - Report this comment
My brother, sister and I ALL loved these bars! They were delicious. My fave snack when I was in middle school. I loved the tast, size, shape, even the crinkle of the wrapper. Why oh why did they ever have to go away? Please, Carnation, bring back the origional recipe Breakfast Bars!
Tina - February 27, 2012 - Report this comment
I myself remember and love these bars from the 80s. I just wanted to pass this along to those who may be interested... I recently started a low-carb diet and bought a ton of Atkins bars. I just opened a Peanut Fudge Granola Bar, and with the first bite, I immediately thought of the peanut butter and granola Carnation Breakfast Bar I have been longing for! If I didn't know any better, I would have thought I was back in the 80s! Try one out, it just might get you nostalgic!
NoLa - April 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I love seeing that so many people loved the breakfast bar. I first started eating them in 1st grade at breakfast at grade school. Then when I was a senior in High School my dad always bought me three or four boxes and i just kept them in my room to snack on. I always look to see if they are back on the shelves at the grocery store but, no, they are never there. What would it take to get Carnation to make them again? I am a 40 yr old woman and would love to have them to snack on. They were so good and I cannot find anything that compares. Carnation, please bring them back.
Jason - April 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Woke out of an awesome dream this morning about the CIBB. I dreamt of walking down the isle of an old 80's grocery store. When suddenly there on one of the shelfs, what to my wondering eyes did appear, but the delicious yellow box of CIBBs from that year. YUM! Then I woke up. First thing to hit my mind was the old "Car-na-tion In-stant Break-fast..." jingle in my head. I then had a thought to search online this morning for something similar. I too longily crave the "chalky" texture coated in chocolate with the yellow "paper-like" wrapper. I'd love to see them back on the shelfs in real life. Man! Please bring them back.
Jeanne - May 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow! Just dreaming of these and did a quick search online and found all of you craving these bars, too! Ate these every single morning before school. Too bad they are discontinued. Agreed-someone forward all these requests to Carnation.
Big D - June 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I've been waiting for years for these to come back. Like everyone else, no replacement. The interesting thing is there are 100's of other "Bars" and not one of them have blogs dedicated to them. If Carnation were smart, they would parlay a story about the demand on the web and do a re-launch. Buttt.... they will just introduce another yogurt infused chocko nut fiber protein shake bar that tastes like crap and gets discontinued.......
Susie - July 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Seems like I've been thinking of these bars for 20 years. Was hoping a little research on line would point me in the direction of purchasing them on line, alas no such luck. Guess I'll have to find a link to Carnation and start begging...
Karen - July 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh my god! I'm not the only one. I as well have been hoping, searching, dreaming, anticipating the day they will bring our bars back. Carnation if your able to see these comments and still don't bring the original slender bars back, you have to be crazy. I would pay anything just to have another taste. : D
Tandra - August 09, 2012 - Report this comment
How funny! I JUST finished eating one of the Quaker "dip" granola bars and started thinking about the ol' Carnation Breakfast Bars and how much I miss them. As someone earlier said, the Quaker "dip" bars (chocolate chip) are "similar" but chewey. I, too, miss the "chalky" texture of those old bars and what I wouldn't give to get my hands on one again! I was addicted!! Come on, Carnation - bring'em back!
Wayne Brake - September 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember the carnation breakfast bars, but the one i remember were the: Chocolate, Vanilla, and am wanting to say maybe strawberry {not sure on that one}?? anyway those were the best ones ever!! I had called the company and asked them about bringing these back, and they said more or less they were not gonna bring those back. I liked both the choc. & the vanilla bars they came in a pack of 2. this was before the 80's though. I wish they would bring them back as a trial issue.
adella jacobo - September 03, 2012 - Report this comment
This is so serious. For two years i have been praying that these bars would come back. Every time I think about them and the fact that i can't buy them actually depresses me..Today i am so sad wishing they would come back.I dont get why they dont bring them back
Max - October 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Me too!!!!!!
Beth - October 15, 2012 - Report this comment
These were the best! I wish they still made them. I loved the peanut butter.
Hey Beth! - October 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Yo, Beth! Are you like the KISS song Beth? Look at my entry on Dutch Mill! Let's hook up. Love these old breakfast bars, but would like you better
Rob - October 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I miss these bars! Who do we have to talk to in order to get these back on the market!!
Jim Yaz - December 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Did sommeone say on this site that these bars are coming back?! Still can't find themm.
Big Sheff - January 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Bring back the freaking bars.
April - January 25, 2013 - Report this comment
If the carnation company wants to make money they need to bring back the same 1980s version of the bars!
Cheryl in NH - March 07, 2013 - Report this comment
Always loved thses breakfast bars! I'm sure Carnation could make a great fortune if they would bring them back! Look at the cost of all the other bars out there-they are expensive and they all suck!
Petition Guy - Carnation Bar lover - March 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Please sign the petition for Carnation Instant Breakfast Bars
Kunta Kuntay - March 18, 2013 - Report this comment
This is a great idea, Pettion person. Please send them a post from me. Love to have them back. How do we get in touch with them?
Angela - April 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Weight watchers has a mini snack bar called the chocolate pretzel blast and it reminds me of the chocolate slender bars from carnation back in the day when I was a kid. My mom used to eat them and she would hide them on the top shelf in the kitchen from us kids. We would bet on each other's shoulders and reach up to the bar and stand on the bar to get to the top cabinets to see if there were any hiding in there. I loved every little round nugget of deliciousness. My favorite was the vanilla.
Larry - April 30, 2013 - Report this comment
The Carnation Breakfast Bars (chocolate chip) were my favorite snake in the late 70s/early 80s. Nestle could make a fortune if they would bring them back. I had written to Nestle a few years ago inquiring about the breakfast bars. I received a reply indicating that they were promoting their (Nestle's products) and for that reason, had discontinued the majority of the Carnation brand. Nestle should at least provide the recipe to the breakfast bar fans so we can at least make our own.
aj - June 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Omg!!!! Nestle!!!! Please,please,please stop and realize that the customer is right.. Especially this time. I don't want to die without having one of these bars again..This is serious..people are depressed over us please
MK in Texas - July 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi Everyone! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but these bars will never see the light of day again. I worked for Nestle a few years ago in the Marketing Department. I worked for the guy who made the final decision to discontinue the Carnation Instant Breakfast Bars in the first place. During a meeting one day, he admitted that getting rid of these bars was his biggest career regret, but that the company has moved on and will not entertain the notion of re-introducing this product. As a consumer who used to LOVE these bars as a kid, I was heartbroken. I really don't understand his reasoning because Carnation Instant Breakfast is one of the company's most important brands and the drink mix and shakes are great products. The bars category is growing and Nestle still has the formula for the bars. Go figure. Those guys make a lot a crazy decisions. Just wanted to let you know that the prospect of resurrecting these awesome bars doesn't look promising.
Nicole - September 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I just sent a reference & the link to this web page to Carnation so they can see how many people want them back. Let's hope they read it & bring them back! YAY!
Emma - November 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I have thought about Carnation breakfast bars for years and tried nearly every bar out there. NOTHING compares in my opinion! As a kid in the 80's, I ate these for breakfast and as an after school snack. I sure wish Carnation would bring them back and I'm elated that so many others feel the same!
Peter - December 25, 2013 - Report this comment
These were great. Carnation also did a six-in-a-pack called just "'Slender Bars"' in three flavours..Chocolate, Coffee and the best of all..Peppermint!! The mint flavour was gorgeous and high in protein. This was around 1980-1982.
john - January 30, 2014 - Report this comment
These were so good! I have been craving them for a kid they were the only thing I could eat in the morning without getting nauseous...maybe some other company could produce them since Carnation doesn't seem to be budging.
Liz - March 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Is the jury still out, or has someone tried the "new" Breakfast Essentials Bar? Please share your thoughts.
Wendy - May 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I've been thinking of these bars for so long and finally decided to do a search. I am definitely not alone in my wish for them to be brought back!
Tony - May 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Been waiting for a return since 97, called them then when the stores ran out. still waiting.... hope they start making them again.
MM - June 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Someone came out with a study saying Americans like sweet. Now all you can find are horribly sweet snack/breakfast bars and tastes like cardboard breakfast bars. I no longer am a customer of the breakfast bar and snack bar industry because they all suck.
JR - September 14, 2016 - Report this comment
the carnation chocolate chip bars were amazing--wish they would reintroduce them
Leigh - April 23, 2018 - Report this comment
Here I am, leaving a comment on a message board years and years old, but I miss these bars! I grew up eating them for breakfast before I went to school. My mom never let me have more than two. Now I'm 38 and if I could get my hands on those Slender Bars -- the chocolate ones -- I would eat as many as my heart desired. I loved those things! Nothing I've ever had since has compared to them. Every now and then, something will stir those memories and I can almost taste them on my tongue.

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