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

Hot Chocolate Mix

T1: Cru Dark Hot Chocolate , Cultura Haiti Drinking Chocolate, Cuidado Diario Hot Cocoa

T2: Green & Black Hot Chocolate (Organic & vegan) , Cadbury Drinking Chocolate, Lake Champlain Organic Hot Chocolate (vegan & organic), Equal Exchange Organic Hot Cocoa Mix (Organic), Bare Life Coconut Hot Cocoa Mix (Vegan), Cocoa Lovers Organic Hot Cocoa, Cocoa Santé Hot Cocoa (Equal Partner Direct Buying Program), Acali Drinking Chocolate,

T3: Double Chocolate Premium Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa (Lindt & Sprüngli Sustainable Farming Program), Godiva Hot Chocolate (Member of World Cocoa Foundation), Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup


NESTLE: Libby’s, Toll House, Abuelita, Carnation, Aero

T1: Native Harvest Wild Rice Baking Mixes, Red Lake Nation Baking Mixes, Bedré Chocolates

T2: Annie's Baking Mix, Foodstirs Baking Mix line, Endangered Species Chocolate

T3: Krusteaz Baking Mix line, Great Value Baking Mix line, Russell Stover


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

T1: Red Lake Coffee, Spirit Bear Coffee, Marley Coffee, Native Harvest Whole Bean Coffee, Birch Bark Coffee Co., Aboriginal Coffee, Thunder Island Coffee, Star Village Coffee, Native American Tea Co.

T2: Jasper Coffee, Peace Coffee, Wolfgang Puck Coffee, Stumptown

T3: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Dunkin Donuts, Caribou Coffee, Peet's

Culinary, Chilled, and Frozen Foods

NESTLE: Buitoni, Lean Cuisine, California Pizza Kitchen, DiGiorno, Hot Pockets, Stouffer’s, Sweet Earth, Tombstone, Jack’s Pizza, Outsider’s, Wildscape, Minor’s, Maggi, Trio, Chef-mate, Terrafertil

T1: Native Harvest Wild Rice Soup Mixes, Red Lake Nation Foods, Native Harvest, Ramona Farms, Tribe to Table

T2: Amy's, Annie’s

T3: Great Value Frozen Foods, Bertolli Foods


NESTLE: Arrowhead, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, Ozarka, Poland Spring, Zephyrhills, Acqua Panna, Perrier, S.Pellegrino, San Pellegrino, Nestle Pure Life, Nesquik, Ovaltine, Sunkist, Sunsational, Nestle Vitality, Milo, Nido

T1: 2TWater

T2: Icelandic Glacial Bottled Water, Just Water, Asarasi Sparkling Water

T3: Original New York Seltzer, La Croix Sparkling Waters, Spindrift Sparkling Waters

Ice Cream


T1: Coolhaus Ice Cream

T2: Ben & Jerry's, Alden's Organic Ice Cream, Ample Hills Creamery

T3: Market Pantry Ice Cream, Blue Bunny, Great Value Ice Cream products

Infant Nutrition

NESTLE: Gerber

T1: Yummy Spoonfuls

T2: Plum Organics, Once Upon a Farm Organics

T3: Up & Up Baby Food, Enfamil Infant Formula

Pet Care

NESTLE: Purina, Friskies, Purina ONE, Cat/Dog Chow, Fancy Feast, Beneful, Tidy Cats, Alpo, Beggin’, Bella, Beyond, Busy, DentalLife, Frosty Paws, Honest to Dog, Moist & Meaty, The Pioneer Woman, Prime Bones, Pro Plan, Puppy Chow, SecondNature, Trekker’s, Waggin’ Train, BREEZE, Deli Cat, Kit % Kaboodle, Muse, Whisker Lickin’s, Yesterday’s News

T1: Tribe to Table

T2: Grandma Lucy's, Open Farm Pet

T3: Instinct Pet Food, Meow Mix

Health Science (formerly skin care/beauty)

NESTLE: Alfamino, Beneprotein, Boost, Nestle Breakfast Essentials, Compleat, FDgard, Fiber Choice, IBgard, Impact, Novasource, Nutren, Optisource, Peptamen, REMfresh, Resource ThickenUp, Tolerex, Vitaflo, Vivonex,

T1: Mixed Chicks, Native Naturals, Sister Sky, Cheekbone Beauty, Haipažaža Pȟežuta, Mother Earth Essentials, Intertribal Beauty, Nizhoni Soaps

T2: Seventh Generation

T3: Brandless

Here's a comprehensive list of major Nestle subsidiaries/brands to boycott: Tollhouse, Libby's, Carnation, La Lechera, Abuelita, Nesquik, Milo, Nido, Nestle, Ovaltine, Sunsational, Nestle Vitality, Sunkist, Taster's Choice, Dolce Gusto, Buitoni, Lean Cuisine, Freshly, Sweet Earth, California Pizza Kitchen, Hot Pockets, Outsiders Pizza, Tombstone Pizza, Digiorno Pizza, Jack's Pizza, Stouffer's, Wildscape, Minor's, Maggi, Trio, Chef-mate, Nescafe, Nespresso, Starbucks, CoffeeMate, Blue Bottle Coffee, Chameleon Cold Brew, Gerber, Alfamino, Beneprotein, Boost, Nestle Breakfast Essentials, Compleat, FDgard, IBgard, Impact, Fiber Choice, Novasource, Nutren, Optisource, Peptamen, REMfresh, Resource ThickenUp, Tolerex, Vitaflo, Vivonex, Purina, ALPO, Beggin', Bella, Beneful, Beyond, Busy, DentalLife, Dog Chow, Frosty Paws, Honest to Dog, Moist & Meaty, The Pioneer Woman, Prime Bones, Pro Plan, Puppy Chow, Purina ONE, SecondNature, Trekker's, Waggin' Train, BREEZE, Deli Cat, Fancy Feast, Friskies, Kit & Kaboodle, Muse, Purina Cat Chow, Tidy Cats, Whisker Lickin's, Yesterday's News, Poland Springs, Ice Mountain, Deer Park, Nestle Pure Life, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Zephyrhills, ReadyRefresh, S. Pellegrino