Buy These Alternatives to Nestle and Starbucks


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A quick note on our tiers:

Tier 1: Indigenous/POC Owned — Businesses that are owned and operated by indigenous/Native American/First Nations communities or communities of color

Tier 2: Certified Sustainable — Businesses that have a certification of sustainability (Rainforest Alliance Certified, Fair Trade, Organic, etc.)

Tier 3: Family Affordable — Businesses that are affordable and widely available alternatives to Nestle/Starbucks products


Boycott these:
Libby’s, Toll House, Abuelita, Carnation, KitKat, Wonka, Aero

Instead use these:
Tier 1: Native Harvest Wild Rice Baking Mixes, Red Lake Nation Baking Mixes, Bedré Chocolates

Tier 2: Annie's Baking Mix, Foodstirs Baking Mix line, Endangered Species Chocolate

Tier 3: Krusteaz Baking Mix line, Great Value Baking Mix line, Russell Stover


Boycott these: Nescafe, Taster’s Choice, Coffee-Mate, Nespresso, Chameleon Cold Brew, Blue Bottle Coffee, Starbucks (Nestle-affiliated)

Instead use these:
Tier 1: Red Lake Coffee, Spirit Bear Coffee, Native Harvest Whole Bean Coffee, Birch Bark Coffee Co., Aboriginal Coffee, Marley Coffee

Tier 2: Jasper Coffee, Peace Coffee, Wolfgang Puck Coffee, Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Tier 3: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Dunkin Donuts, Caribou Coffee, Peet's


Boycott these: Buitoni, Lean Cuisine, California Pizza Kitchen, DiGiorno, Hot Pockets, Stouffer’s, Sweet Earth, Tombstone

Instead use these:
Tier 1: Native Harvest Wild Rice Soup Mixes

Tier 2: Amy's, Annie’s

Tier 3: Great Value Frozen Foods, Bertolli Foods


Boycott these: Arrowhead, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, Ozarka, Poland Spring, Zephyrhills, Acqua Panna, Perrier, S.Pellegrino, San Pellegrino, Nestle Pure Life

Instead use these:
Tier 1: 2TWater

Tier 2: Icelandic Glacial Bottled Water, Just Water, Asarasi Sparkling Water

Tier 3: Original New York Seltzer, LaCroix Sparkling Waters, Spindrift Sparkling Waters


Boycott these: Dreyer's, Häagen-Dazs, SkinnyCow, Purina Frosty Paws, Edy's, Nestle Drumstick, Nestle Ice Cream

Instead use these:
Tier 1: Coolhaus Ice Cream

Tier 2: Ben & Jerry's, Alden's Organic Ice Cream, Ample Hills Creamery

Tier 3: Market Pantry Ice Cream products, Blue Bunny, Great Value Ice Cream products


Boycott these: Gerber

Instead use these:
Tier 1: Yummy Spoonfuls

Tier 2: Plum Organics, Once Upon a Farm Organics

Tier 3: Up & Up Baby Food, Enfamil Infant Formula


Boycott these: Purina, Friskies, Purina ONE, Cat/Dog Chow, Fancy Feast, Beneful, Tidy Cats, Alpo

Instead use these:
Tier 1: We’re still looking!

Tier 2: Grandma Lucy's, Open Farm Pet

Tier 3: Instinct Pet Food, Meow Mix


Boycott these: Cetaphil, Proactive, Epiduo

Instead use these:
Tier 1: Mixed Chicks, Native Naturals

Tier 2: Seventh Generation

Tier 3: Brandless

Here's a comprehensive list of major Nestle subsidiaries/brands to boycott:

Aero, Alpo, Baker's Complete, Beneful, Blue Bottle Coffee, Boost, Buitoni, Butterfinger, Cailler, Carnation, Cat Chow, Cerelac, Chef, Chef Michael’s Canine Creations, Chef Mate, Chocapic, Cini Minis, Coffee-Mate, Cookie Crisp, Crunch, DiGiorno, Dog Chow, Dreyers, Esrelitas, Extrême, Fancy Feast, Felix, Fitness (cereal), Friskies, Gerber, Gerber Graduates, Gormet (cat food), Häagen-Dazs, Herta, Hot Pockets, Jack’s (pizza), KitKat, La Laitière, Lean Cuisine, Milo, Miners, Mövenpick (ice cream), NaturNes, NesCafé, Nespresso, Nesquik, Nestea, Nestum, Nido, Nutren Junior, Optifast, Orion, Peptemen, Perrier, Poland Spring, Purina, Purina ONE, Purina Pro Plan, Resource, San Pellegrino, Sjora, Smarties, Starbucks, Stouffer’s, Thomy, Tollhouse, Tombstone, Wonka