Instant breakfast

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Instant breakfast
TypeInstant food

Instant breakfast typically refers to breakfast food products that are manufactured in a powdered form, which are generally prepared with the addition of milk and then consumed as a drink.[1][2] Some instant breakfasts are produced and marketed in liquid form, being pre-mixed. The target market for instant breakfast products includes consumers who tend to be busy, such as students and working adults.[2]


Powdered instant breakfast has been described as a breakfast substitute, used as a quick meal replacement in place of traditional quickly prepared breakfast foods[2] such as bacon and eggs,[1][2] oatmeal and pancakes.


Carnation-brand Instant Breakfast (now called Carnation Breakfast Essentials) was introduced in 1964.[3] It is a powdered instant drink that is manufactured with protein, vitamins and minerals and sugar.[2] It is typically prepared with milk,[2] and is available in different flavors, such as chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.[4] Powdered forms are marketed in individual-serving packets and in cans. Carnation also manufactures prepared bottled instant breakfast drinks in liquid form.

Frozen instant breakfasts[edit]

Another type of instant breakfasts are frozen ready-made meals that are heated in a microwave oven or standard oven.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Sheth, Jagdish (2011). Models of Buyer Behavior. Marketing Classics Press. Chapter 13. p. 255. ISBN 1613110561
  • Lutz, Carroll; Przytulsk, Karen (2010). Nutrition and Diet Therapy. p. 257. ISBN 0803625235
  • Solman, Gregory (March 19, 2008). "Nestle Eyes Dailey for Instant Breakfast". Adweek. Retrieved 9 November 2013.

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