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Buy These Alternatives to Nestle and Starbucks

Thank you for accessing our list of alternative brands to buy if you have taken the #NestlePledge and #StarbucksPledge. Please feel free to copy it, add to it, and share it widely. #EveryDropCounts

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 MixesRed Lake Nation Baking MixesBedré Chocolates

Tier 2: Annie's Baking MixFoodstirs Baking Mix lineEndangered Species Chocolate

Tier 3: Krusteaz Baking Mix lineGreat Value Baking Mix lineRussell 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 CoffeeSpirit Bear CoffeeNative Harvest Whole Bean CoffeeBirch Bark Coffee Co.Aboriginal Coffee, Marley Coffee

Tier 2: Jasper CoffeePeace CoffeeWolfgang Puck CoffeeStumptown Coffee Roasters 

Tier 3: Coffee Bean & Tea LeafDunkin DonutsCaribou CoffeePeet'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'sAnnie’s 

Tier 3: Great Value Frozen FoodsBertolli 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 WaterJust WaterAsarasi Sparkling Water 

Tier 3: Original New York SeltzerLaCroix Sparkling WatersSpindrift 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'sAlden's Organic Ice CreamAmple Hills Creamery 

Tier 3: Market Pantry Ice Cream productsBlue BunnyGreat Value Ice Cream products


Boycott these: Gerber  

Instead use these:
Tier 1: Yummy Spoonfuls 

Tier 2: Plum OrganicsOnce Upon a Farm Organics 

Tier 3: Up & Up Baby FoodEnfamil 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'sOpen Farm Pet

Tier 3: Instinct Pet FoodMeow Mix


Boycott these: Cetaphil, Proactive, Epiduo 

Instead use these:
Tier 1: Mixed ChicksNative 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