Nestle started business with infant Carnation milk in Switzerland in 1867, according to the Nestle website. The company soon expanded to include evaporated milk and chocolate, and then opened additional facilities in the United States. Carnation hot chocolate appeared on grocery store shelves in 1971. Today, Nestle has nine different hot chocolates from classic flavors to premium flavors.
Rich Milk Chocolate
Nestle Rich Milk Chocolate hot cocoa is a classic flavor, according to the Nestle website. One envelope of the Rich Milk Chocolate hot cocoa has 80 calories, 3 grams (g) of total fat, 15 g of carbohydrates and 170 milligrams (mg) of sodium, according to the Calorie King. Mix the hot chocolate with one cup of skim milk and add 90 calories and 8 g of protein.
No Sugar Added
Nestle's No Sugar Added hot chocolate is considered a wellness flavor, according to the Nestle website. One envelope of the No Sugar Added hot chocolate has 50 calories, 10 g of carbohydrates and 180 mg of sodium, reports MyFitnessPal website.
Nestle's New Dark Chocolate hot chocolate is a premium flavor. A 0.91 oz. serving of the New Dark Chocolate flavor has 100 calories, 3 g of total fat, 19 g of carbohydrates and 180 mg of sodium, according to MyFitnessPal.com.
Dark chocolate has been receiving a lot of attention because of its potential health benefits. Chocolate contains an antioxidant called flavonoid, which help protect cells from free radical damage, according to the Cleveland Clinic. However, the flavonoids are lost in processing in foods like hot chocolate, reports the Cleveland Clinic.
Nestle Chocolate Caramel hot chocolate is another new premium flavor. One packet of Chocolate Caramel contains 100 calories, 3 g of total fat, 19 g of carbohydrates and 180 mg of sodium, according to MyFitnessPal.com.
Nestle's Fat-Free hot chocolate is another wellness flavor, according to the Nestle website. It is also the lowest-calorie Nestle hot cocoa, with 20 calories in a packet, according to the Calorie King. A packet of Nestle Fat-Free cocoa also contains 4 g of carbohydrate and 130 mg of sodium.
The hot chocolate with Mini-Marshmallows is another Nestle's classic hot chocolate flavor. One envelope of the classic Mini-Marshmallows flavor has 80 calories, 3 g of total fat, 15 g of carbohydrates and 160 mg of sodium, reports the Calorie King.