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 to premium flavors.
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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, three grams of fat (including two grams of saturated fat) and 15 grams of carbohydrates, according to LIVESTRONG's food database MyPlate.
No Sugar Added, Fat-Free
Nestle No Sugar Added, Fat-Free hot chocolate is considered a wellness flavor, according to the Nestle website. One packet of this hot chocolate has 20 calories, 5 grams of carbohydrates, four grams of sugar and 120 milligrams of sodium.
Nestle New Dark Chocolate hot chocolate is a premium flavor, according to the Nestle website. A one-packet serving of the New Dark Chocolate flavor has 80 calories, 10 grams of total fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of sugar and 80 milligrams of sodium.
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.
Whipper Mix Pouches
Nestle Hot Cocoa Whipper Mix Pouches are another option from the company that come in several flavors. One pouch contains 140 calories, 25 grams of total fat, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 25 grams of sugar and 140 milligrams of sodium.
The hot chocolate with Mini-Marshmallows is another Nestle classic hot chocolate flavor. One envelope of the classic Mini-Marshmallows flavor has 80 calories, 3 grams of total fat (all of which is saturated) and 15 grams of carbohydrates, reports MyPlate.
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