No scoop in the container..........

United States
February 3, 2008 9:50am CST
I was just getting some Instant Breakfast from a large container, not the individual packets. I took out a tablespoon and put 3 heaping ones in the large glass and filled it up with milk. I decided to read the directions and nutrition information on the side.......it said to put "one scoop" in your large glass of milk. This container did not come with a scoop, nor did the last container I bought. What scoop are they referring to? Am I supposed to have a scoop? How big should the scoop be? Does this drive you nuts too, or is it just me?
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
3 Feb 08
There are different scoop numbers. It goes by number. The bigger is #6, the smaller is #40 The bigger number is about size of tablespoon, the the smaller number is 2/3 cup... (The scoop number indicates the number of scoops it takes to make 1 quart.) If you have to use large glass of milk, I would think you need about 4 tablespoons =1/4 of cup =scoop number 16 lol
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• United States
3 Feb 08
I didn't know it was such a science to scoopers :) I think it just said one scoop (no size reference) with no scoop in the can. I buy the Arm and Hammer powder laundry detergent and it comes with a scoop......it's way down in the middle of the box, but at least it's there :)
• United States
3 Feb 08
Oh dear, I need to apologize to Carnation...........I just put the container under better light and it indicates scoop 1/3 cup into large glass to 1 cup cold milk...........well, what can I say? They still used to put scoopers in their containers. I think the tablespoon worked just fine.
@my52cents (569)
• United States
3 Feb 08
It is not just you! Did you look in your other hand? I'm just kidding, but that's what I would have done (eventually). I would have spent more time than I care to think about trying to figure out what happened to the scoop or if I had the scoop and put it down somewhere or lost it or something, and then I probably would have looked and it was in my other hand! Ah, thus are the joys of having a very full, gray brain. Anyway, I guess the people who made the Instant Breakfast had better get their act together and either put the scoop in or change their directions before they drive us all nuts!
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• United States
3 Feb 08
Yes,I have been guilty of looking for things and they are right under my nose..............looking for my glasses and they are on top of my head! But, yes, Carnation should include a scoop or change their directions! Perhaps I should send them an email. I am sure they have a contact email address on the can. I may look later, if I can read it. My eyes have gotten worse lately as well, can't read that small print much anymore. That may have to be another discussion.
• United States
3 Feb 08
Well, I posted below to another, but wanted to let you know as well. I just put the container under good lighting and the directions say to to mix: scoop 1/3 cup into large glass,,,yadda, yadda, yadda. I need to apologize to Carnation. But, I still think they should include a scoop. My tablespoon worked well. I think I'll stick to that. Maybe they should say spoon in or pour in, but not scoop. And, maybe 1/3 cup is too much for some and not enough for others. And, what constitutes a large glass? Some drink more, some drink less.........yes, they still need to re-vamp those instructions just a tweak.